Atlanta Magazine Announces Georgia’s First Interdisciplinary Design Awards

Atlanta Magazine HOME and Atlanta magazine are pleased to present the Georgia Design Awards. These awards are the first of their kind – bringing together all segments of the interior design, architecture, construction and landscaping communities to showcase the best work and the brightest talent in the state of Georgia. Although our state has many wonderful industrial competitions, none are cross-disciplinary. This program aims to recognize the collaborative environment in which design professionals work on a daily basis.

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

Our program will be the first to involve both trade and consumers. We launched Atlanta Magazine HOME in 2015 because readers of Atlanta magazine have such a passion for beautiful spaces. Our combined audience of hundreds of thousands of readers, including more than 60,000 paying subscribers and nearly half a million unique online visitors, showcases the work of professionals not only to their colleagues, but also to design enthusiasts who are their end customers. Our awards will engage readers by having them select the ‘Best Overall House‘ award. In addition, the winning works will be published in the winter issue of Atlanta Magazine HOME.

We’ll highlight not only entire projects, but also standout details, like a dramatic lighting setup or a stunning bedroom. Naturally, we like to be impressed with complete projects that reflect a cohesive vision from start to finish, but sometimes homes change over time. Design professionals deserve credit for performing small miracles under real constraints.

Sponsors include international market centers including AmericasMart and ADAC, as well as Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove. Go to for more details. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of out-of-state judges. Winners will be announced at a gala in December.

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