American Made!We love small businesses, and we love Martha Stewart. And now they’re coming together in a marvelous opportunity for one lucky entrepreneur or crafter. Could that be you?

Second question: could you use $10,000?

Martha Stewart’s American Made competition is searching for the next generation of creative entrepreneurs launching their own small businesses, just as Martha herself once did. Although Martha and her editors are currently selecting their top ten entries, you can nominate yourself (or someone else, of course) for the 11th spot, the Audience Choice Award.

Simply go to the nomination form and provide all the necessary information, including photos, links, and your business story. Guidelines are here, and judging will be based on five criteria: quality and craftsmanship, artistry and creativity, inspiration, possibility, and inspiration. The winner will be honored at an NYC event with Martha herself and featured in this December’s issue of Martha Stewart Living.
Oh– and receive $10,000 toward their new business. Not too shabby.
It would make us beyond happy to know that one of YOU made the cut. So for selfish reasons, we hope you nominate yourself or a friend before August 25. May the entrepreneurial odds be ever in your favor!~Delilah
Find out more about the competition at the Martha Stewart American Made site and hurry, the entry period ends Friday 8.25.12 with voting beginning on 9.7.12.