And now it begins: the nominating process for the 2010 Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate, highlighting the best and most of the Houston landscape over the past calendar year. To make this year’s awards the best they can be, we need your help!
Our first category: Favorite Houston Design ClichÃ©. Last year this award was won by “Lakes of” Subdivisions, with “Lick and Stick Stone” coming in a close second place. The year before that, the winner was “Tuscanization.â€ What Houston building, shopping center, streetscape, home, interior, neighborhood, or yard clichÃ© deserves recognition this year? Your suggestions for this award may be inspired from stories on Swamplot or from your own keen eye.
Nominations for this category are now open! Enter your nomination in a comment to this post only or â€” more privately â€” to the Swamplot tip line, with the subject line â€œNomination: Favorite Houston Design Cliche.â€ Nominations will be accepted for one full week, after which the best-presented choices will be opened for voting.
Readers are allowed to submit as many nominations as they like in this category, but your choices will have a better chance of succeeding if you use the opportunity to make your point in a clever and convincing way. When the actual awards are open for voting next week, each selected nomination will be introduced with some edited bastardization of the arguments readers made in the nomination â€” so be eloquent and persuasive! If you can send photos in support of your nomination, that’s great â€” illustrations will likely help make your case to voters. Send submissions to the Swamplot tip line, but be sure to identify them and indicate what theyâ€™re for.
Comments to this post will be counted as nominations only. Nominations may be seconded, expanded, or improved. Even simple â€œme tooâ€ posts will help an entry find a place on the actual ballot, but they wonâ€™t be counted as votes for the winner. The actual voting in this category will begin next week. Are you ready? Have at it!
- Swamplot Award Nominations 2010 [Swamplot]