Apartment Therapy: Contests
I've Got Color! The Third Annual Fall Colors Contest

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WHAT: Our Fall Colors Contest is a contest for all color lovers. We're looking for the boldest, most beautiful, most colorful home in the world.

WHY: Color is a powerful part of interior design, and the cheapest way to change a room, but few feel comfortable using it. To inspire confidence, we're going to share all of the best color homes, tips and sources, worldwide.

Win Up To $2500 in CB2 Shop Cards $7500 in prizes to be awarded!

AT Book
plus 60 Copies of our book
Apartment Therapy:
The Eight Step Home Cure

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Regional Contest

Regional Prizes

  • Top Prize: $1000
  • Second Prize: $300
  • Third Prize: $100
  • Fourth Prize: $50

Each region will have four winners for a total of 16 regional winners.

The readers’ votes will determine a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place regional winner in each of the four regions—Northeast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest. We will notify these winners by Monday, October 29th.

Each of these 16 winners will be awarded prizes and recognized during their respective regional end of contest event.

These 16 regional winners will be asked to resubmit their entry with 12 photos, a video, and additional text by midnight of November 4th.

The first sixty (60) entrants will win a copy of our book Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure.

National Contest

National Prizes

  • Top Prize: $1500
  • Second Prize: $300
  • Third Prize: $100
  • Fourth Prize: $50

Four of the 16 regional winners will win National prizes in addition to their regional prizes.

Readers and judges (4 selected from around the country) will review and evaluate the revised and expanded 16 winning entries from November 9th through the 14th.

Readers will be encouraged to comment and assess each entry. The judges will review and take into account these comments when making their final decisions.

Judges determine the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners, irrespective of geography.

A Fall Colors party or parties will be held on November 15th, 2007 during which the winners will be announced for the first time.

Entries & Voting

Priority will be given to entries received by October 1st, 2007, but entries will be accepted through October 15th. The best 40 entries from each region (at the discretion of each site’s AT editors) will be posted (2 per day) from October 1st through October 26th on each respective city site (Chicago, LA, SF, and NY) for a total of up to 160 total entries.

Registered AT readers will be able to vote once during the 72 hours (3 days) following the posting of each contest entry.

Contest Rules

  1. Eligibility:
    • The colorful home must be lived in by the contest applicant and can be ANY SIZE!
    • The home may be owned, rented, or even sublet.
    • It can be designed by a professional or by a weekend hobbyist.
  2. Please Submit:
    • Name, location, mailing address (to receive prize)
    • Preferred online nickname
    • Type of apartment you live in (studio, 1-bedroom, etc.) and whether it is rented or owned
    • “Why I use color?” (200 words or less)
    • Two Good Color Tips
    • Favorite type and brand of paint
    • Five (5) digital photos (with description of photo as name of file—ie. rearwindow.jpg)
    • Please send in pics at 460 pixels wide & best quality possible.
  3. Please send all submissions to city nearest you. You will be notified on receipt of entry:
  4. Employees of CB2 or Apartment Therapy may not enter this contest.
  5. Entries may NOT include links to other web pages or to AT house tours.
  6. Once submitted, no contest entry may be changed, altered, or enhanced.
  7. Only one entry per household permitted across all AT color contests.
  8. Winner is solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes incurred upon claiming a prize. CB2 will file a 1099 for prizes valued at or above $600.