Q: When are entries due?
A: All entries are due by midnight on July 2, 2018.
Q: If my product is designed in the South but assembled elsewhere, can I still enter?
A: Unfortunately, to qualify for the awards, your product must be physically put together in the South.
Q: What states do you consider part of the South?
A: We will happily accept entries from the following: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and Washington, D.C.
Q: My company has been covered by G&G in the past; can I still enter?
A: As long as the specific product you are entering has not been featured, we would invite you to enter.
Q: Should I enter my company as a whole or a specific product?
A: We ask that you narrow your entry to a specific product or a related group of products.
(Various flavors of ice creams, a specific line of textiles, or a jewelry collection would be examples of grouped entries.)
Q: Can I enter more than once?
A: Yes. If you would like to submit two unrelated products, you may enter two applications.
Q: Can I submit my application by mail?
A: No. To ensure that every application arrives safely and receives equal attention, we ask that ALL applications be submitted digitally. You will get an email confirmation once your application has been received.
Q: What is the entry fee?
A: There is an entry fee of $75.
Q: How can I pay?
A: We accept all major credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard, and American Express.
Q: My photos are not uploading correctly; what should I do?
A: First, make sure that each photo you are attempting to upload is 3MB or less. (Note: iPhone photos are usually smaller than 3MB, but you’ll still want to check each file size. Photos from a standard point-and-shoot digital camera, however, are often larger and will need to be resized on your computer before submitting.)
Second, the problem may be with your web browser. (Example: If you are using Safari, try using Google Chrome or Firefox instead—and vice versa.) If the problem persists, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 843-795-1195.
Q: Can visual artists submit their work?
A: Unfortunately, visual artists such as painters, sculptors, and photographers do not qualify for the awards. However, we are always excited to discover new Southern talent, so feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Q: When will I be notified if my product is being considered as a finalist?
A: Everyone will be notified by the beginning of October.
Q: Do I need to mail in my physical product?
A: Not during the first round of judging. The first round of judging will be based on the entry form and photos.
Q: When will the final winners be announced to the public?
A: Winners and runners-up will be announced to the public in our December 2018/January 2019 issue.