Yesterday we opened for your nominations the first 2 categories in this year’s Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate, both of which have been included in some form every year we’ve run the Swampies: Favorite Houston Design Cliché and Best Demolition. Today, we introduce a brand-new category for 2013: Best Houston Transplant.
Houston is a city of transplants. Not just its residents, but our restaurants, home designs, medical techniques, implants, styles, self-image, ideas. Our city’s distinctive personality comes directly from all the notions and facets and concepts we’ve purloined at some point or other from other places; they’re what make Houston Houston. Returning the favor, so much of the rest of the country has grown to seem more and more like . . . us!
With that in mind, what do you think deserves recognition as the Best Houston Transplant? Is it something we’ve brought to the rest of the world, or something the world has brought to us? Tell us in the comments section below or in an email before midnight on Monday, December 9. As always, more complete instructions covering the nominating process can be found on this page. But don’t forget to tell us why you’re nominating what you’re nominating. And if you use your nomination to give this category a twist, sell your vision!
- Second Category in the Swampies: Best Demolition of 2013 [Swamplot]
- First Category: Seeking Your Nominations for Favorite Houston Design Cliché [Swamplot]
- The Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate 2013: How To Make a Nomination [Swamplot]
- Swamplot Award Nominations 2013 [Swamplot]