Weâ€™ve almost reached the end of the 7 categories in this yearâ€™s Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate. So far, weâ€™ve opened nominations for Favorite Houston Design ClichÃ©, Best Demolition, the Swamplot Award for Special Achievement in Traffic, the â€œItâ€™s Alive!â€ Award, andÂ Most Overlooked Neighborhood. If you haven’t added your own suggestions for each of these, please do.
The next (and next-to-last) category is Neighborhood of the Year. What qualifications does a neighborhood need to meet in order to be declared Houston Neighborhood of the Year? You tell us — as you make your nomination! Of course, a neighborhood might be considered as a contender for Swamplotâ€™s Neighborhood of the Year award for vastly different reasons than another one might be considered for an award of the same name from, say, a professional association of homebuilders.
Please note that entrants in this category — as well as all the others — need not be located strictly inside Houstonâ€™s municipal boundaries. Swamplot tries to track the idea of Houston as it regularly travels outside the city limits. (In fact, the 2009 winner of the Houston Neighborhood of the Year award was . . . yes, Galveston.)
Weâ€™re ready to receive your nominations — and convincing explanations — in the comments below, or in an email. If you’re new to this Swamplot-Award-nominating thing, please consult the official rules. This year, who are the contenders for this award?
- What Was the Houston Areaâ€™s Most Overlooked Neighborhood in 2012?
- Another New Category for the Swampies This Year: The â€œItâ€™s Alive!â€ Award [Swamplot]
- Announcing the Swamplot Award for Special Achievement in Traffic [Swamplot]
- Second Category in the Swampies: Best Demolition of 2012 [Swamplot]
- First Category: Your Nominations for Favorite Houston Design ClichÃ©, Please [Swamplot]
- The Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate 2012: How To Make a Nomination [Swamplot]
- Swamplot Award Nominations 2012 [Swamplot]