My 7 strand garnet necklace was voted best item of the month for March in the JCUIN jewelry makers guild Item of the Month Vote.
And, of course, I also have the perfect earrings to go with it:
It is very nice to know that others see the beauty in my work. Besides, I did get a lot of new visitors to my store, all of whom came from the JCUIN voting site. I suspect even losing the vote would be a great way to promote your store.