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Goodwill Thrifting Hall of Fame

Go down in thrifting history and be inducted into a virtual hall of fame like no other.

What is it?

Goodwill Industries of Alberta is on the hunt for the best thrifters in the province! With 5 categories, we are looking for thrifters from every walk of life. There are so many reasons why you thrift, and we hope to uncover the unique stories of each winner.


• Antique Finds
• DIY of the Year
• Fashionable Finds
• Donor of the Year
• Home Décor Hero

Live Event May 6, 2022

Winners will be invited to a live event in Edmonton at the Creative Hive. A venue featuring re-purposed items.

Thrifting Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Thrifting Hall of Fame  FAQ

  • If I win, what do I wear to the event?

    Business casual! Make it your own and show us your style! (Extra points for thrifted outfits from Goodwill!

  • If I win/am nominated, what next?

    If you are declared a winner for one of the five categories, you be notified after the call for nominations closes on April 16th, 2022, with details.

  • Can you nominate for more than one category?

    Yes! You can check as many categories as you’d like!

  • What are the qualifications?

    Winners must reside in Alberta and demonstrate a strong contribution to the second-hand community through shopping or donating to local thrift-stores. Must be age of majority in the province. Please see rules and regulations for more details.

  • What are the deadlines?

    Nominations are open from March 16 - April 16. A committee will go over every application and determine finalists in each category. Winners will be notified shortly after contest closes via email or phone call at which you will then be provided award details for the event in Edmonton on Friday, May 6, 2022.

  • How do I enter or nominate?

    Simply fill out the form below to nominate an individual of your choice! We are honouring the best of the best, so make sure their contribution to the thrifting community is above and beyond all expectations.

  • What do you get if you win?

    Goodwill Industries of Alberta is hosting a special awards event to recognize the finalists in all categories. We hope to have an in-person event on Friday, May 6 in Edmonton (pending COVID restrictions). All winners will receive a prize package with: one-night hotel stay in Edmonton for you and a guest, dinner celebration event, Goodwill and partner gift card, trophy, swag bag and recognition on our website year-round. (estimated prize pack at $500)

  • Can I nominate myself?

    Yes! We encourage anyone and everyone to enter!

  • Does the person nominated need to exclusively shop at Goodwill?

    No they don’t, as Goodwill is an inclusive environment. However, we would love your continued support as 89 cents of every dollar goes to funding our mission of providing Albertans with disabilities with meaningful employment.

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