A celebration of Southern craftsmanship, the Made in the South Awards is our annual hunt for the best Southern-made products in six categories—crafts, food, drink, style, home, and outdoors. A panel of Garden & Gun editors and guest judges will choose a winner and three runners-up in each category—as well as one overall winner. Those selected will appear in the pages of our December 2018/January 2019 issue. The overall winner will claim a $10,000 prize.

Any Southern artisan or business with a product that will be available through January 2019 is eligible. Click here to see all previous Made in the South Awards winners.

Entries accepted through July 2, 2018. See contest rules for more information.

About the Six Categories:
“Enter these Awards. You’ll be amazed at how even a mention will change your life. And you know what, you don’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket.”    — FISK KNIVES, JERRY FISK (NASHVILLE, AR)
Meet the Judges:
Past Judges Include:
Julia Reed, Monte Burke, Laura Vinroot Poole, Robert Stehling, T. Edward Nickens, Hollister Hovey, Sean Brock, Susan Hable Smith and Katherine Hable Sweeney, Carrie and Matt Eddmenson, Mike Lata, Chris Hastings, Celerie Kemble, Natalie Chanin, Brooks Reitz, Rachel Ashwell, Vivian Howard, Billy Reid, Greg Best, Holly Williams, Darryl Carter; Alton Brown, Alba Huerta, Lela Rose, Natalie Chanin, Bunny Williams, Mashama Bailey, Derek Brown, Reese Witherspoon and Frederic Tremblay, Paula Wallace