Huge news! After reviewing hundreds of submissions, Puzzles of Color has been selected as one of ten semi-finalists in the Fifteen Percent Pledge Achievement Award. Voting is now open and will close on January 25, 2023. Everyone is allotted two votes for their favorite semi-finalist!
If you haven't heard of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, it is an amazing organization that aims to invite retailers to dedicate at least 15% of their shelf space to black owned businesses. Several retailers have made the pledge, including, Sephora, Victoria's Secret, West Elm, Nordstrom, Macy's and many more! Their website also features 100's of black-owned brands to make it easier to shop black. The achievement award is a grant created to support black entrepreneurs and give us a push to reach new horizons in our business. The first prize winner will receive $200,000 and two other top finalists will receive $35,000 and $15,000.
With this grant, we can support more frequent launches of the amazing art in jigsaw form. We are a small black-owned, women led business who started the company cutting puzzles out of a garage and spreading the word through our family and friends. We believe in our mission to diversify the jigsaw puzzle space and share the work of black and artists of color to the homes of puzzle doers around the world. To be recognized even as a semi-finalist means so much to us, and if you have appreciated the products and content we have brought to the table so far, please vote today!
Go to 15PP.ORG/VOTE, register, and vote Puzzles Of Color for the Fifteen Percent Pledge Achievement Award! Click below to vote now!