Kitchen Contest FAQs

What is the BH&G Kitchen Contest entry deadline?
The deadline for all entries is 11:59 p.m. Central Time, April 21, 2021.

What do I need to complete my contest entries?
Photo of the finished space. Use one photo from the best angle or use an app such as PicStitch to join several photos into one image – JPG or JPEG

Can I enter more than one kitchen in the same contest period?
Yes, you may enter multiple kitchens as long as the projects were completed and constructed between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

I am a consumer/the homeowner, can I enter the contest?
No, this contest is only open to trade professionals. If your personal kitchen could be a winner, please ask your contractor/designer to enter.

Do you want the entrant’s name on the entry materials?
Yes, your name will be captured in the entry form.

What are the photography requirements for entry?
One color photograph (or a collage of images) 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.

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
  • Responses do not need to be professionally written
  • 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! Click here to enter


Inquiring about the 2021 Beautiful Kitchen Contest? Send us a message using the form below, and one of our team members will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

Rewarding experience

Finalists and Winners will claim their place as Birmingham’s kitchen industry’s best of the best—and will take home bragging rights as your entry will be photographed and published in Birmingham Home & Garden magazine’s July kitchen issue as one of the Beautiful Kitchen Contest winners. There will be 4 winners selected by the public during the voting period April 22 – May 6, 2021. The voters will be entered into a prize drawing.

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