Want to Be the Next Big Handbag Designer?

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Trust us, you don't want to miss this. If you 're ready to make your mark as an independent handbag designer, then head to thehandbagawards.com to enter the 9th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards!

InStyle has teamed up with Handbag Designer 101 for the competition, and you can submit your creations through April 25 for the chance to win one of nine awards in excellence. Categories include the Trina Turk Best Student Made, the Bernina Best Handmade, the Klean Kanteen Best Green, the Fashion 4 Development Most Socially Responsible, the Best in Overall Style and Design, the Distinctly Denim by Guess, the Stand Out & Look Great Work Bag by Moo, and the Mary Kay Most Irresistible Makeup Bag. Plus, one very special category—The Audience Fan Favorite—will be chosen by the readers of InStyle.com.

So set that calendar alert for April 25 and learn everything you need to know at thehandbagawards.com. Winners will be announced June 17 in New York City at a ceremony honoring this year’s Iconoclast recipient, Rebecca Minkoff.

PHOTOS: See All of Last Year's Winners

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