architects, interior designers, artisans, builders, and landscape artists

Submit your outstanding projects for a chance to be recognized among some of the leading names in the local design community.

The Awards

Baltimore magazine proudly presents its 2nd Home & Design Awards, a local competition for architects, interior designers, artisans, builders, and landscape designers. A distinguished panel of nationally renowned professionals will judge entries in 40 categories.

Winners will be announced at a cocktail party and awards reception in March and featured in the April 2024 issue of Baltimore magazine.

The categories

  • Curb Appeal
  • Deck/Roof Deck/Patio/Porch
  • Exterior Use of Color (Paint, Doors, Shutters, Etc.)
  • Landscape Design | Small Space 
  • Landscape Design | Large Space 
  • Swimming Pool or Water Feature
  • Outdoor Living
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Library/Study/Home Office
  • Living Room/Great Room
  • Open Floor Plan 
  • Specialty Room (Gym, Music, Billiards, Crafts, Playroom, Wine Room/Bar, Laundry)
  • Use of a Collection, Antiques, or Art
  • Use of Color
  • Custom Cabinetry/Millwork
  • Custom or Repurposed Furniture
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Wall Treatment
  • Accessibility
  • Apartment/Loft/Condo
  • Architecture
  • Design Build 
  • Historic Renovation (75 Years and Older)
  • Interior Design
  • Mid century Modern Renovation
  • Remodel
  • Rowhome Revitalization
  • Sustainability
  • Waterfront Home 
  • General Excellence | Architecture
  • General Excellence | Builder/Contractor
  • General Excellence | Interior Design
  • Rising Star Architect | Less than 5 years
  • Rising Star Interior Designer | Less than 5 years
  • Readers’ Choice |  Best Overall Home


All projects must have been completed between January 1, 2020 and September 30, 2023 and must be located in Baltimore city, Baltimore County, Howard County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, Frederick County, and the Eastern Shore. Both firms and individuals may submit projects. Projects that have won in pervious years are not eligible for a second year.

Submissions can be entered here.

A single project may be entered in no more than five categories. If you submit the same project in multiple categories, please use the same project title. There is no limit to the number of projects that you may enter.

$100 for one entry; $80 per entry for two to three entries; $60 per entry for more than three entries. Fees are nonrefundable, even if an entry is determined to be ineligible. Fees must be paid through the online form.

In the online form, please provide a brief overview in paragraph form (300 words or less) detailing significant aspects of the project. The statement should discuss design challenges, design solutions, and all other pertinent aspects. Please write in complete sentences, and do not include the name of your company, designer, or architect in the description.

Each entry must be accompanied by at least one and no more than seven high-resolution images. Each image should be 300 dpi and at least 1,000 pixels wide. Please upload your appropriately named images via the online submission form. Acceptable formats are JPEG, TIFF, EPS, or PSD with a size limitation of 30MB per image. Entries in the “Home” categories must include photos representing at least three distinct spaces. General Excellence and Rising Star submissions must include images from at least three different projects.

We strongly advise the photos be shot by a professional photographer. Entrants must secure and submit royalty/ reuse-free photos from their photographer before submitting images. All photography submitted may be published free of charge in Baltimore magazine and on It’s the entrant’s responsibility to inform the photographer of these terms.

An independent panel is selected from professionals based outside of Maryland. Judges are nationally and internationally recognized names from the interior design and architecture industries. All judges’ decisions are final.


All entries must be submitted and paid in full by 11:59 pm Eastern time, Sunday, November 12, 2023.

Images and text from winning entries become the property of Baltimore magazine, which retains legal/publishing rights from submission for one year.

The Judges

Coming Soon!

Important Dates

October 2

Submissions Open

November 30

Submissions Close

February 1

Finalists Announced

Questions? Contact [email protected].


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