Kitchen Contest FAQs

What is the BH&G Fresh Kitchen Contest entry deadline?
The deadline for all entries is April 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central time. The voting period will begin at 8 a.m. on April 2, 2023.

What do I need to complete my contest entries?
One photo of the finished space and details about the design including the location of the kitchen, the overall design plan/scheme and the names of the designer/architect/builder, if applicable.

Can I enter more than one kitchen in the same contest period?
Yes, you may enter multiple kitchens as long as the projects have not been submitted to a previous Birmingham Home and Garden kitchen contest and were completed between January 1, 2019 and March 1, 2023. However, only one kitchen can be chosen per designer.

I am a consumer/the homeowner, can I enter the contest?
Yes, just please include details about the vendors you worked with on the project.

Does the kitchen have to be in Birmingham, AL?
No. This year, submitted kitchens can be from the Birmingham area or beyond. However, they must have been built or renovated within the contest eligibility guidelines/dates.

What are the photography requirements for entry?
One color photograph of the completed design is required. Photo can be 72 DPI, but should be at least 1500 pixels wide. Do not include spaces or special characters (such as % or & or –), when naming the files and use .jpg or .jpeg for the file extension. Professional photography is not required. However, we do encourage professional photography as it can do a better job in highlighting your work vs. a candid shot.

For a winning entry to be considered for publication in the magazine, photos must be high-res and reflect the quality of the images in our magazine.

Do I need to submit a narrative/essay?
No, however, we do require you to fill out answers to the questions about your design in the entry form. Please include project sources/vendors if possible.

Do you have any tips on how I can enhance my entries?

  • Write specific and concise responses to entry questions
  • Submit great images – photography is paramount!
    • Capture a high quality photo with good lighting
    • De-clutter countertops, clearing items such as kitchen towels and sponges, magazines, and keys, and remove seasonal decorations from the kitchen and adjacent rooms

What does it cost to enter?
There is no cost to enter the contest. It is free!


Shoot us an email at [email protected] with the subject line “BHG Fresh Kitchen Contest” and one of our team members will get back to you within 1 – 2 business days.

Rewarding experience

Winners will take home bragging rights as your entry will be published on the Birmingham Home and Garden’s website as one of the 2023 Fresh Kitchen Contest winners. 1st place will also receive a Gerber Kitchen Faucet of their choice courtesy of VW Gallerie at V&W Supply Company.

Winning Kitchen Categories:
Reader’s Choice #1
Reader’s Choice #2
Reader’s Choice #3
Editor’s Choice