Made in West Virginia Awards

Meet the winners of the 2013 Made in West Virginia Awards.


We’re at it again. After the success of our first Made in West Virginia Awards in fall 2012, we again paired up with the Tamarack Foundation to find and champion the best products made in the Mountain State. A panel of experts deliberated over a pool of outstanding options, looking for products that embody craftsmanship, creativity, quality, beauty, and innovation. Now we reveal the winners, from face-puckering pickles to awe-inspiring instruments.

Meet the Judges

Food & Drink

Dale Hawkins
Dale Hawkins operates Fish Hawk Acres in Rock Cave, offering Community Supported Agriculture services throughout the state. He is widely known and respected as a farmer and chef.

Fashion & Accessories

Kim Parrish
Kim Parrish is a West Virginia native, television host, and president of the Kim Parrish Collection. The former Miss West Virginia specializes in style and design.

Home Decor

Michele Messenger
Michele Messenger co-owns and operates Hardwood Interiors in Morgantown. The company designs, sells, and installs custom wood products, specializing in kitchen and bath designs.

Art & Design

Randall Reid-Smith
Randall Reid-Smith is the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. In addition to his duties to protect and promote the art and heritage of West Virginia, Reid-Smith is an accomplished opera singer.

Meet the Winners

Click the images below to read about the winners in each category.

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