Our Best Booth Awards go out to exhibitors who go the extra mile when putting together their display! Judged by visual merchandising expert, Ani Nersessian of VM ID, each booth is reviewed to consider these basic criteria:

  • Good Lighting: Proper lighting is so essential--we cannot stress this enough! Dim booth stand out in the aisles--and not in a good way... Make sure your booth is bright and puts the focus on your work.
  • Clear Branding: Is your company to recognize? You have the width of your booth to capture shoppers attention--make it easy for them to see you from the aisles!
  • Good Use of Space: Is your booth easy to enter? Engaging? Well-design? Merchandised?
  • Creativity: This what we're all here for, so show us your personality!

And winners are select in five different categories, based on booth size.

  • Heavyweight: 150 sq feet and up
    Prize: $150 + preferred placement in next year's show
  • Middleweight: 75 and 100 sq ft
    Prize: $100 + preferred placement in next year's show
  • Featherweight: 50 sq ft
    Prize: $75 + preferred placement in next year's show
  • 6-Day Star: 6-Day Section
    Prize: $75 + preferred placement in next year's show
  • Rookie of the Year: Rising Stars
    Prize: $50 + preferred placement in next year's show

There is no need to enter--just by participating in the show, you are eligible for our Best Booth Awards.
Look out for the winners to be announced on social media and in the onsite newsletter.

​​Need Some Help Getting Started?

Check out our Booth Design Guide.




Social media is a vital part of your pre-show marketing plan. Give followers a peek into your preparation process to get them excited to come out to shop from you! At each show, we award $100 to the artisan who most creatively and consistently shares content, engages with customers and promotes the show. And don't forget to use those hashtags--our event hashtag #ooak19 and our exhibitor hashtag #ooakdiaries--for your chance to win!

Not sure where to start?

Our #ooakdiaries Challenge is your one-stop shop for social media content inspiration! We'll provide daily themed hashtags in the weeks leading up to and during the show, and you can choose to participate a la carte or join the @ooak_team and do the whole darn thing! Look for the challenge to be released at the end of October, and check out our most recent challenges here and here.





We know our show requires a lot of logistical preparations, but we want you to have the chance to flex your creative muscles too! So, each year, we challenge exhibitors to create a one of a kind piece in their medium that represents the show's theme. We display the entries in the Centre Aisle to give you extra exposure at the show entrance and a panel of special judges select three winners who will receive cash prizes for their hard work and creativity! Customers will also have the chance to vote for the Fan Favourite to be announced after the show!





Centre Display

Each year, our show designer creates a One of a Kind Centre Display using fabulous products from you, the exhibitors. She will be shopping her picks from the Online Shop--so be sure to update yours as soon as possible to boost your chances of being selected--and she will reach out to privately request products that fit this year's theme.

* During move-in, listen for announcements on the Show floor for when you can drop your piece off in the centre aisle. You will be able to pick them up again during move-out.




Our fashion shows highlight the works of our talented clothing and accessories designers. Erika Larva is back with a daily schedule of runway events filled with One of a Kind women’s and kid’s fashions!

NOTE: Fashion District exhibitors can submit one garment for our Fashion District show. All other exhibitors can submit a maximum of two pieces.

To participate, simply pre-package and load your fashion show submissions so that they are the first to be unloaded when you get onsite. Then, drop them off to the Fashion Show co-ordinators in Salon 106 during move in. Products will be returned to you after the last fashion show they are featured in. If you have any questions, please contact Erika Larva,





As part of our effort to create a more sustainable environment at the Show, we are looking for makers who want to lead an upcycled DIY workshop onsite. Show One Of A Kind shoppers how you use your leftover production scraps to create something new in a complimentary workshop in our Just Keep Making Lounge! You’ll get facetime with some of our most eager and engaged customers, plus a $100 honorarium and promotion on our website and e-newsletter.