How We Select – The Application Form

Yarningham Exhibitor application form used in 2017.

Usually at this time of year we would be receiving applications for the next Yarningham. As we all know 2020 has not been a usual year.

We thought we would share some more details about the application process. We have always tried to be as transparent as possible about our application process and we hope this information will help anyone looking to apply to the festival in the future.

So first up is the application form. We think this is the fairest way to assess applications. Exhibitors are selected blindly, based solely on their application form. This helps us to ensure that 50% of our marketplace each year is new to the festival.

The application form is simple. In the old days we uploaded a Word document or PDF to our website for people to download. We’ve since upgraded to an embeddable form that automatically files each application on our shared drive.

We ask applicants for their details (business name, their name, website, social media accounts and a short biography). We then ask them to upload 4 images that represent what they would bring to Yarningham. 3 images should be of products and the 4th an image of their stand at a previous show. If they haven’t exhibited at a show before they should supply 4 images of products.

Once the images are uploaded they then need to submit their application form and that’s it. Yarningham exhibitor application completed.

In the next post I’ll explain a bit more about the images you would need to apply.

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