Submissions for Contests

Gardens of the Year
Gardens of the Year
23rd Annual Gardens of the Year for 2017 - Deadline for Entry is 5/1/17



Homes of the Year
39th Annual Home of the Year for 2018 - Deadline for Entry to: 9/18/17


Baths of the Year
Baths of the Year
19th Annual Baths of the Year for 2018 - Deadline for Entry is 10/10/17


Kitchens of the Year
Kitchens of the Year
26th Annual Kitchen of the Year for 2017 - Deadline for Entry is 2/6/17


Submissions for Publication Consideration

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine welcomes submissions of homes and gardens for publication consideration. Please review the information below on the categories we cover.

When sending photos, please provide the name of the photographer and indicate whether SDH/GL has permission from the photographer to publish them free of charge. If SDH/GL needs to obtain high-quality images, access to the property must be granted to an SDH/GL photographer.

Properties that are not in San Diego County, that are for sale or have been featured by other local/regional publications are ineligible for consideration. 

For home features, we want to see a collection of images showing the exterior of the home and multiple rooms inside. For initial consideration, the images do not need to be of high resolution, but bear in mind that quality images show homes in their best light. Please also provide a brief description of the residence, including the neighborhood/city in which it is located, the year in which it was built (and remodeled, if applicable) and the name(s) of the architect, designer and/or builder. Submissions may be sent by email to janice@sdhg.net or by mail to Janice Kleinschmidt, Editor, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, 4577 Viewridge Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.


For residential garden features, we want to see a collection of images showing a variety of plants, groupings and vignettes in the landscaping. It’s fine to include hardscape areas, but bear in mind that the focus of garden features is on plants. Please indicate the neighborhood/city in which the property is located and, if applicable, the name of the professional landscaper. We do not require gardens to be professionally landscaped, but they should be well tended. Submissions may be sent by email to janice@sdhg.net or by mail to Janice Kleinschmidt, Editor, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, 4577 Viewridge Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.


For the Kitchen/Bath department, which alternates between the two rooms on a monthly basis, we want to see at least a couple of photographs of the remodeled room taken from different angles. Please indicate the neighborhood/city in which the home is located and the name(s) of the architect, designer and/or builder responsible for the remodel. Submissions may be sent by email to ditler@sdhg.net or by mail to Eva Ditler, Managing Editor, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, 4577 Viewridge Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.


For the Before/After department, we want to see “before” and “after” photographs of a particular room or area of the home, either inside or outside, that has been remodeled. “After” photos should be taken from the same angles as the “before” photos so that comparisons are easy to make. The photographs must be of high quality. That means the resolution must be at least 300 dpi and the images should not be overly dark or show cluttered spaces (such as countertops covered with pantry items or personal effects and floors strewn with toys). Please indicate the neighborhood/city in which the home is located and the name(s) of the architect, designer and/or builder responsible for the remodel. Submissions may be sent by email to ditler@sdhg.net or by mail to Eva Ditler, Managing Editor, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, 4577 Viewridge Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.


For whole-home remodels, featured in our August edition, projects must have been completed within the last two years and submitted no later than April 1. Ideally, projects feature architectural and design makeovers of exteriors and interior rooms. We want to see “before” and “after” photographs of the exterior and multiple interior rooms. “After” photos should be taken from the same angles as “before” photos so that comparisons are easy to make. The photographs must be of high quality. That means the resolution must be at least 300 dpi and the images should not be overly dark or show cluttered spaces (such as countertops covered with pantry items or personal effects and floors strewn with toys). Do not send photos of empty rooms or rooms under reconstruction. For clarity, label photos “before” and “after” with location descriptions (bedroom, exterior front, etc.). Please indicate the neighborhood/city in which the home is located, the name(s) of the architect, designer and/or builder responsible for the remodel and a description of the scope of the remodel. Teardown/rebuild projects and remodels where the footprint has changed so drastically that comparisons are difficult or impossible to make will not be considered in this feature category. Submissions may be sent by email to ditler@sdhg.net or by mail to Eva Ditler, Managing Editor, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, 4577 Viewridge Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.

 

 

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