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Considered Design Awards 2018: Submit Entries Starting on June 1


Considered Design Awards 2018: Submit Entries Starting on June 1

May 22, 2018

The Gardenista Considered Design Awards are back—and we’re inviting all readers, professional designers and amateur gardeners alike, to submit your best efforts to this year’s contest. The awards are open to all kinds of gardeners: Homeowners, apartment dwellers, landscape architects, and garden designers are all welcome to submit (as are architects, interior designers, and design novices in Remodelista’s contest). Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges (to be announced soon), and winners will be chosen by public vote.

Submission Period

Submissions will be accepted Friday, June 1, through Friday, June 22.

Contest Categories

  • Best Edible Garden
  • Best Curb Appeal Project
  • Best Hardscape Project
  • Best Outdoor Living Space
  • Best Amateur Garden
  • Best Professional Landscape


Winning projects will receive a full feature post on Gardenista, and each winner will get a $500 gift card to shop our prize sponsor Schoolhouse, based in Portland, Oregon. In addition, professional winners will receive automatic entry into the Remodelista/Gardenista Architect/Designer Directory.

Who Can Enter?

We’ll publish our complete Terms & Conditions with the launch of the contest, but readers in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) are welcome to enter. You may submit multiple entries per category, and each entry may include up to 10 photos (minimum 1,000 pixels wide). Please do not submit projects that have already been featured on Gardenista. You’ll be required to submit a short paragraph describing your project and a brief caption for each photo.

For More Inspiration

Visit past years’ winners and contests:

Above: Andrew Tatreau of Omaha, Nebraska, built a DIY cabana in his shadeless backyard to provide a respite from the sun for both people and plants; he won our 2017 Best Amateur Landscape award for the project.
Above: For her residential homestead in Kalona, Iowa, amateur gardener Kayla Haupt won 2017’s Best Edible Garden.
Above: Studio 29 Architects won Best UK Professional Landscape last year for this African-inspired garden in London. Photograph by Andrew Beasley.
Above: The 2017 Best Professional Landscape award went to Campion Walker Landscapes and JacobsChang Architecture, for this private, minimalist dry garden in a busy Los Angeles neighborhood. Photograph by Michael Wells.

N.B.: Featured photograph by Shannon Greer, courtesy of Edible Petals, from our 2017 winning Outdoor Living Space project.

For more winning projects from Gardenista’s previous contests, see:

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