Atlanta Magazine announces Georgia’s first cross-disciplinary design awardsAtlanta Magazine’s HOME and Atlanta magazine are pleased to introduce the Georgia Design Awards. These awards are the first of their kind—bringing together all segments of the interior design, architecture, construction, and landscape design communities to showcase the best work and brightest talent across the state of Georgia. Though our state has many wonderful industry competitions, none are cross-disciplinary. This program is meant to recognize the collaborative environment that design professionals work in every day.

Atlanta is owned by Hour Media, the largest publisher of city and regional magazines in the United States. This type of design award program has been wildly successful in several of their major markets, attracting hundreds of entries. We’re excited to introduce the concept to Georgia,” says Sean McGinnis, publisher of Atlanta magazine.

Our program will be the first to involve both the trade and consumers. We launched Atlanta Magazine’s HOME in 2015 because the readers of Atlanta magazine have such a strong passion for beautiful spaces. Our combined audience of hundreds of thousands of readers—including more than 60,000 paid subscribers and almost half a million unique visitors online—showcases professionals’ work not only to their colleagues but also to the design devotees who are their ultimate clients. Our awards will get readers involved by having them select the “Best Overall House” award. Also, winning entries will be published in the winter issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

We will highlight not only entire projects, but noteworthy details, such as a spectacular lighting installation or one amazing bedroom. Naturally, we love being impressed by complete projects that reflect a consistent vision from start to finish, but sometimes homes evolve over time. Design professionals deserve recognition for working small miracles within real-life constraints.

Sponsors include International Market Centers, including AmericasMart and ADAC, along with atlanta“>Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Go to for details. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges from outside the state. Winners will be announced at a gala in December.

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