Enter the HGTV Fresh Faces Design Awards by Sept. 30

HGTV is celebrating young professionals, age 35 or below, who are doing awesome things in the world of residential design. We’d love to invite those who qualify to submit their work for consideration.

All 10 categories are listed below and can be found at hgtv.com/freshfaces , as well as more information on how to enter the design competition.

We are particularly interested in seeing landscape architecture featured in more than just our “Best Outdoor Room” category.  From “Most Family Friendly Space” to “Most Unusual Space, ” there are multiple opportunities to highlight exterior residential design.

The entry period ends September 30th, with our panel of judges selecting six finalists for each category. The category finalists will be posted on HGTV.com for public voting this fall! Click here to register now.


Best Outdoor Room: The best of the great outdoors is celebrated in this category: dreamy decks, outdoor kitchens, views of paradise and luxe rooftop hangouts.
Most Serene Retreat: Spa-like master retreats. Reading nooks. Yoga lofts. The spaces of this category are perfect for escaping to get some rest and relaxation.
Most Family-Friendly Space: Having kids doesn’t mean your house can’t look fabulous. Whether it’s a game room or a kitchen with a giant chalkboard, this category captures rooms that are fun for the whole family.
Best Use of Pattern/Texture: Pink paisley wallpaper? Animal print area rug? Rooms with pattern or texture that create an impact are showcased in this category.
Best Space for a Party: From impromptu gatherings to planned events, these spaces use thoughtful layouts and amenities that encourage socializing. In this category, the rooms are the real stars of the celebration.
Most Unusual Space: Home office underneath the stairs? Living wall garden in the kitchen? Reading loft in the bedroom? This category highlights creative and unexpected design solutions for any room in the house.
Most Dramatic Transformation: Total gut job. Kitchen remodel. From drab to fab. The stunning makeovers in this category leave you wondering if it’s really the same space.
Best Kitchen: Beautiful kitchens designed for cooking and entertaining like a pro. We’re talking killer backsplashes, breakfast bars, bold fixtures and stylish solutions for the hub of the home that reflect the lifestyle of the owner.
Best Small Space: Who says small rooms can’t be big on style? The closets, powder rooms, studio apartments and other small living spaces in this category highlight how to pack a lot of style into a little space.
Best Use of Color: From unexpected color palettes to traditional color combos, this category puts the spotlight on rooms that use colors that make a statement.