We’re Kicking Off the 2013 Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate Today

2013 may be coming to a close soon, but Swamplot’s annual awards program is just beginning.

Throughout the month of December, we’ll be hosting the sixth annual Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate — also known as the Swampies.

The Swampies honor the designs, developments, neighborhoods, peculiarities, and personalities that make Houston, well, Houston. But we can’t hand out any awards — or put any ballots together — without your help.

Starting today, we’ll be announcing the awards’ 8 categories, one at a time. For each category, we’ll need your help to come up with the official slate of nominees. You can submit your own nominations either by leaving a comment on the post announcing the category, or — if you’d prefer to communicate your ideas more privately — by emailing us (just be sure to put the name of the category in the subject line). We want to hear what you think deserves recognition this year — and why. The better you can explain why your nominee deserves recognition, the better the odds it’ll make the official ballot.

Over the years, categories have come and gone, but the heart of the Swampies hasn’t changed — they’re your awards. All nominations and votes come from Swamplot readers; you are the ultimate judge. We hope you’ll join in the fun!

The 2013 Swampies