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Greenspring Media/Midwest Home’s Design Awards: 612-371-5855



Begin by visiting and creating an account for your organization. If you had created an account for the 2022 year, please use the same log-in information. If you have forgot your password, hit the reset password button and follow the prompts. Once an account has been created, and after you’ve signed in, click the “New Entry” link and fill out the form with your project details and attach your images. Remember to save your entry. You may revisit and submit as many entries as you wish until 11:59p.m. on July 31, 2023. Once you’ve entered all of your projects, use the “Submit and Pay” link to check out and finalize your submissions.


Each entry must be accompanied by at least one (1), but no more than eight (8), high-resolution image(s). Image(s) submitted must be about 8 x 10 inches, at 300 dpi minimum (any image that does not meet this requirement will not be accepted). The acceptable format is JPG, with a size limitation of 50MB per image. Please see our Photography Terms section.

Important Note: To ensure anonymity, photos should be named by category and NOT the name of designer and/or homeowner submitting the project. Please label your images as “CategoryEntered_ProjectName_ImageNumber.jpg” Example of correct image name: TraditionalGreatRoom_MidcenturyMagic_1.jpg, TraditionalGreatRoom_MidcenturyMagic_2.jpg. If your images are not named properly, your project may be disqualified.

You may enter as many projects as you wish. Please upload your appropriately named images via the online submission form.


All entries must be submitted, and paid for in full, via web form, by July 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.


  • 1-3 entries: $100 each
  • 4-6 entries: $75 each
  • 7+ entries: $50 each

Entry fees are payable via our online entry form, which accepts PayPal, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Fees are non-refundable.


50% of your entry fee will be rebated as a voucher toward the purchase of an advertisement in the January/February 2022 Design Awards Commemorative issue of Midwest Home magazine.

For advertising opportunities, contact Lori Miller at 612-371-5880 or


Entrants must secure and submit royalty / reuse- free photos from their photographer before submitting images (to be used during the MHDA Gala and published by Greenspring Media and it’s affiliates at no additional charge). All photography submitted may be published free of charge by Greenspring Media with free usage in print and online for up to one year from the announcement of the award winners at the Midwest Home Design Awards Gala. It is the entrant’s responsibility to inform the photographer of these terms.

If you are listing your photographer’s name and that photographer took photos that you are entering in more than one category, please list your photographer’s name/company the same way throughout.


Please provide a typed overview (100-250 words) detailing significant aspects of the project. The statement should discuss design challenges, location (city name), design solutions, and other pertinent aspects, but must NOT mention firm name, nor individuals involved. Entrants must include the year the project was completed. Design projects more than five years old will not be accepted. Projects should be submitted via the entry submission form at


All projects submitted will be entered into the “Best in Show” award category, which will be determined by judges’ scoring.


An independent panel is selected from outside Minnesota. Judges are drawn from national media, respected academic institutions, and private practice, and include nationally recognized names from design and architecture along with Midwest Home’s editorial team. Their expertise reflects a broad spectrum of related professions, including architecture, building, remodeling, interior design, and landscape design. All judges’ decisions are final.


Entries that have won in or were submitted to competitions other than the Midwest Home Design Awards are allowed. The address of the project or company must be in the state of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota. Midwest Home reserves the right to disqualify any entries.


Only entrants will receive an award. If other companies, designers, and/or homeowners contributed to the project and would like to receive an award, duplicate plaques may be purchased upon receipt of the winner letter at an additional cost. Additional contributors will not be mentioned at the awards ceremony, on award plaque, or in the magazine unless listed as a “co-entrant.”

Important note: If you list a co-entrant on an entry, the co-entrant’s name will appear as a co-winner with your company name in the magazine and on the award plaque if your submission is selected as a winner. There is a separate opportunity on the submission form to list others who contributed to the project; this area is optional and those you list here will NOT receive an award plaque if your entry is selected as a winner. Their names, however, may be featured in the Midwest Home magazine editorial. Failure to comply fully with contest rules may result in disqualification. Entry fee is non-refundable and will not be returned (even if entry is determined to be ineligible or disqualified). Greenspring Media is not liable for lost, stolen, ineligible, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, or postage-due entries.

Winning submissions become the property of Greenspring Media. Greenspring Media retains legal/publishing rights through one year after publishing of the January / February 2024 Midwest Home magazine.


Greenspring Media/Midwest Home’s Design Awards: 612-371-5855


Printable entry packets are available at:


July 31, 2023: Submission and fee deadline

October 2023: Finalists notified and Design Award Gala tickets on sale

December 1, 2023: Midwest Home Design Awards Gala

January 2024: Midwest Home’s Design Awards Commemorative issue