faces of design FAQ

When and where does the voting take place?

The voting period will begin on August 25th at 9:00am EST and end on September 29th at 5:00pm EST. The voting will be on HGTV.com on the Faces of Design website (www.hgtv.com/facesofdesign).

How many final nominees will there be?

Each of the twelve categories will have 4-6 nominees.

Have final nominees been selected?

Yes, all final nominees have been selected and notified.

I was selected as final nominee. When can I start promoting my nomination?

We will provide promotional options for sharing your nomination via social media before the voting begins, but we ask that you wait until August 25th to post anything.

How will Category Winners be selected?

The HGTV.com audience will vote on their favorite project in each category. The projects with the most votes from the HGTV.com audience in each of the twelve categories will be named the "People's Choice Winners". The HGTV.com editorial team will also vote on their favorite project in each category. The projects with the most votes from the HGTV.com editorial team in each of the twelve categories will be named the "HGTV Editors' Pick Winners". A project can be both a People's Choice and HGTV Editors' Pick Winner, but will not receive duplicate prizes.

How will the Overall Winner be selected?

The judges panel will then review the category winners (People's Choice and HGTV Editors' Pick) to select the Overall Winner based on the Judging Criteria. See rules for criteria.

How is the Face of Design Overall Winner determined?

The HGTV.com audience and HGTV Editorial team will vote on their favorite project in each category from August 25th-September 29th to determine the Category Winners. The Faces of Design Judges will be responsible for naming the overall winner of the 2016 HGTV Faces of Design Awards from the category winners. The overall winner will be selected based on the Faces Judging Criteria listed below:

(a) 25% on the overall quality of the design work

(b) 25% based on the innovation and creativity of the project

(c) 25% on the relevance to the category

(d) 25% on the utilization of available square footage and materials

Is there a prize?

Yes! The HGTV editorial team will take a trip to visit the Overall Winner and film videos to be featured on HGTV.com. The Overall Winner will also receive a commemorative certificate, editorial feature on HGTV.com, HGTV gift bag and be the HGTV Designer of the Month. All Category winners will receive a commemorative certificate, HGTV gift bag and editorial feature on HGTV.com 

When and where will the Overall and Category Winners be announced?

The winners will be announced on HGTV.com on October 6th.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or older and legal age of majority. Void where prohibited.  Contest ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on July 21, 2016. For full official rules, visit www.hgtv.com/facesofdesign. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home and Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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