Frequently Asked Questions

Only individuals located in South Africa are welcome to enter.

No, you may not. The Curbie Awards is a peer-nominated award, which means that a friend or family member has to nominate your space.

Nominations open on 1 August 2020 and will be open until midnight on the 11th of September 2020.

Submit nomination entries into any of the ten categories at a charge of R25.00 per entry. Choose a property name for example Mia’s cooking space or Monsieur Alain’s kitchen. Write a 160 character or less description of the space you are nominating. Select 3 tags that best describes the nominated space. Upload 4 images.

Entrants are then scored out of 100 for design, 100 for functionality, 100 for creativity; by a panel of three distinguished judges there are up to 300 points in total to be earned.The top 32 scorers in each category will then be identified and announced via email and on social media on the 14th of September 2020.

Public voting will begin on the 18th of September 2020.

Yes public voting is free and it is as easy as double clicking on a finalist profile to show your love.

Public voting ends on the 27th of November.

The winners of each category will be announced on 30th November 2020.

Yes, you may submit entries into any categories for which you qualify. You must login or register to submit entries.

One property may be submitted in more than one category, but a single photo may not be submitted twice. For example, if you would like to submit two spaces from a single home, for example, a kitchen and a bathroom in the same home, choose up to 4 photos of the kitchen and submit them as a single entry. Choose up to 4 different photos of the bathroom and submit them as a single entry.

Every nomination entry will be reviewed and scored by a panel of home design experts and creatives ,the top 32 scores in each category will determine the Curbie Award finalist in each category . We will announce the finalists on our site and the eventual winners will be chosen by public vote. There will be 10 winners total: one winner for each of the categories.

Yes! You are welcome to promote your nomination and ask people to vote for you once voting has opened.

Yes. Any voter can only vote once in each category. We take this limit very seriously, and votes received in excess of this limit will be discounted. If we have reason to suspect any entrant or third-party of cheating or unsportsmanlike conduct, we reserve the right to disqualify any vote, entrant, or individual from the contest.

If you win, we will ask you for a list of contributors and we will publish all contributors in the winning project post. By submitting a project, we assume that you are entitled to do so.

If not answered in our Official Rules, please email We cannot guarantee a response, especially if you are requesting individual assistance with your submission.

We need to be able to see the space you want us to consider, but we also enjoy detail shots. Submit your best image showing the whole room first. Please make every effort to avoid submitting photos that are tilted or blurry. When possible, shoot in natural light. Please do not add borders, watermarks, or text overlay to your photos.

Photos can be in JPG, JPEG, or PNG format. The 4 photos together must not exceed 1 MB in file size. Photos cannot feature any identifiable person. Please note that we cannot provide individual help with photography or image sizing.

No. We use both professional and amateur photography on our site but you have to ensure that your photos are clear and of a high quality.

Image 1 : Main Image. Image 2: Wide Angle. Image 3: Favorite Detail. Image 4 : Other

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