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Our Design Awards Are Back, Launching June 1


Our Design Awards Are Back, Launching June 1

May 20, 2017

This summer, the Gardenista Considered Design Awards are back—and it’s time to get your submissions in order. The Gardenista contest is open to everyone—beginner gardeners, lifelong enthusiasts, landscape architects, horticulturalists, and garden designers are all welcome to submit, as are homeowners, renters, architects, DIYers, and interior designers 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:

June 1-June 22

Contest Categories:

  • Best Garden (Open to Amateurs)
  • Best Landscape (Open to Professionals)
  • Best Outdoor Living Space (Open to Everyone)
  • Best Curb Appeal (Everyone)
  • Best Edible Garden (Everyone)
  • Best Hardscape Project (Everyone)
  • Best United Kingdom Landscape (Professionals)
  • Best United Kingdom Garden (Amateurs)


Winning projects will receive a full feature post on Gardenista, and each winner will get a collection of design books from our awards judges plus Gardenista and Remodelista’s own books. Professional winners will receive automatic entry into Gardenista’s Architect/Designer Directory.


More details to come, but readers in the US, UK, and Canada (except Quebec) are free to enter. You may submit one entry per category, and each entry may include up to ten photos (minimum 1000 pixels wide). You’ll be required to submit a short paragraph describing your project, and a brief caption for each photo. Do not submit projects that have already been featured on Gardenista.

For More Inspiration:

Visit past years’ winners and contests:

Above: Landscape designer Adam Woodruff won our 2014 best Professional Landscape award for this prairie-inspired garden in Girard, Illinois.
Above: In 2015, Rob Maday Landscape Architecture tied for the winning title in the best Edible Garden category with this family vegetable garden in Santa Barbara.
Above: Amateur gardener Ashley Hamilton won our 2014 Small Garden contest for her narrow, shaded patio garden in Edinburgh.
Above: Amateur designer Pete Joseph took home the prize for best Small Garden in 2015; he converted a pergola into a greenhouse using discarded materials he found in a dumpster.

Browse more past winners for inspiration:

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