Enter the EM DESIGN AWARDS: EclipseMagazine.co.uk Awards for Designers

EM DESIGN AWARDS: During the summer and winter racing seasons, a legion of independent designers and makers create beautiful pieces for racegoers to use and wear at the races.

To celebrate their creativity and quality of work, especially at a time when so many businesses have been affected by the lack of racing due to coronovirus, we are delighted to announce the inaugural annual EM Design Awards (EclipseMagazine.co.uk). 

If you know a fabulous designer or independent business in any of the categories below, please send in a nomination or take time to vote for those who have already been nominated, to give them a boost at a time when they might be feeling low.

Winners will be announced after Midsummer’s Day (closing date: 24th June 2020, midnight). 


Nominees must fulfill the following criteria:
  • Independent designers/businesses (UK or anywhere but must be able to ship to UK)
  • Designs are products you would buy for a big raceday (winter or summer)
  • Budget no object
  • Good quality and consistent range of products – not just one item you like
  • Must have website (preferably can buy from website but otherwise at least a good showcase of their work)
  • Etsy designers allowed


You can nominate your own business or your favourite designer’s. We are looking for nominations in the categories below… see the lists for who has been nominated so far. Each nomination counts as one vote (so you can nominate one of the named designers below, or add a new name to the list).
On 15th May the five designers in each category with the most nominations will be put forward to the short list. Please see below for how the voting works.


Do you know a dream of a dressmaker? A champion of Chanel-type suits? A queen of coats? For designers of any type of racegoing outfit we want your nominees. 

Our nominees so far:


Think superior shirts, sensational suits, terrific tweeds… which designer excels at any or all of these? For designers of any type of racegoing outfit we want your nominees. 

Our nominees so far:


Who is your top handbag designer? From clutches to totes, tell us your nominees!

Our nominees so far:

JEWELLERY (men’s or womens, includes watches)

A special raceday outfit is not complete without a bit of bling or a stylish sliver of sparkle! Send us your nominations for your go-to jewellery designer.

Our nominations so far:

FOOTWEAR (for men or women)

Be it boots or shoes, flats or stilettos – who is your favourite footwear designer or independent business? When it comes to racegoing shoes practicality is important but style is still key! Name your nominees now.

Our nominees so far:




Think ties, scarves, sunglasses, binoculars, gadgets, wallets, socks, gloves, belts… all those extra elements that complete your raceday look and bring a piece of practical perfection too!

Our nominees so far:


  • To nominate an independent designer/business please complete the form below.
  • Nominations are open until 15th May 2020, at which point, we will shortlist the nominees. The designers with the most nominations will be shortlisted. (In the event of a tie, the Eclipse Magazine team will each have a vote.)
  • Designers may nominate themselves, but it will only count as one vote. They may invite their clients/followers to vote for them as well!
  • When the shortlist is revealed, readers will be able to vote for their favourites from the shortlist. These votes will be added to the nominations votes to decide the winners. (Again, in the event of a tie, the Eclipse Magazine team will each have a vote.)
  • Only one nomination and/or vote in each category per person please.


Please note that the nominations for the EM Design Awards 2020 have now closed. 

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