The Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate: How To Make a Nomination

Welcome to the first-ever Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate, where you get to choose the nominees! Here’s how the system works:

Nominations are opened in each award category as the category is announced. You can enter your nomination for a category in a comment to the post announcing that award category. Or you can submit a nomination — more privately — to the Swamplot tip line (be sure to put the name of the category in the subject line). Nominations for each category will be accepted for one week. After that week, the best-presented choices will be opened for voting.

Here’s a page that shows all the award-category announcements that have been made so far.

You may submit as many nominations as you like in each category, but your choices will have a better chance of succeeding if you use your nomination to make your point in a clever and convincing way. When the actual awards are open in the awards’ second week, each selected nomination will be introduced with some edited bastardization of the arguments readers have made in the nomination process — so be eloquent and persuasive! Submitting photos in support of your nomination is encouraged — illustrations will likely help make your case to voters. Send them to the Swamplot tip line; be sure to identify them and indicate what they’re for.

Please keep in mind that comments to nomination posts will be counted as nominations only. Nominations may be seconded, expanded, or improved, but simple “me too” posts won’t be counted as votes for the winner. The actual voting in for each category begins in the second week. Stay tuned!