The Swampies Are Rolling!

Nominations closed for 2 more award categories early this morning: Best Teardown of the Year and the “Only in Houston” award. We’ll announce the official nominees and open the voting for both today. Voting began late yesterday for Favorite Houston Design Cliche and Best Vacancy.

We’ve also posted the official voting rules. Please note that campaigning for your favorite award candidates — by sending out emails to friends, Twittering, or posting about the contest in forums, other blogs, or on Facebook, for example — is highly encouraged. Start a groundswell for your choices!

And there’s something new this year: If you follow the rules, there’s a way to vote for your nominees twice! We’ll post more about that later today.

There’s still just a bit more time for you to submit your nominations for the 5 remaining categories. The deadline for submissions for the Most Underappreciated Neighborhood and Most Overappreciated Neighborhood awards is early tomorrow morning. Got any last minute suggestions — or improvements to the nominations that have already been submitted?