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Garden & Gun Wants to Hear from Southern Artisans and Entrepreneurs as They Take Entries for the Made in the South Awards


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With only a month left in the entry process, G&G calls on Southern businesses to enter the Made in the South Awards which are a celebration of Southern ingenuity and craftsmanship in five categories: food, drink, style & design, outdoors, and home. And this year, were offering a first-time grand prize of $10,000 to the overall winner.

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Garden & Gun is calling for the best of Southern makers for the fifth annual Made in the South Awards. G&G kicked off the entry process on June 1 with an exciting developmentthis year the grand prizewinner will receive a $10,000 cash prize in addition to a prominent feature in the magazines December 2014/January 2015 issue. Many previous winners have seen their businesses rise to national exposure as a result of being a part of the Made in the South Awards. Entries close on August 1, 2014 at 11:59pm ET, giving Southern businesses only a month left to enter.

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The Made in the South Awards were created by Garden & Gun to celebrate and encourage Southern craftsmen making products in one of five categories: Food, Drink, Style & Design, Outdoors, and Home. G&G assembles a team of whos-who judges to help them choose the best in each category as well as an overall winner.
The 2014 Made in the South Awards judges:

  • Celerie Kemble (Palm Beach, FL/New York, NY), renowned international interior designer, partner in Kemble Interiors, and author of Black and White (and a Bit in Between) (Home)
  • Chris Hastings (Birmingham, AL), owner and executive chef, Hot & Hot Fish Club, as well as a James Beard Award winner (Food)
  • Brooks Reitz (Charleston, SC), founder of Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. and owner of Leons Oyster Shop (Drink)
  • Natalie Chanin (Florence, AL), founder of Alabama Chanin, a design company with a strong commitment to using sustainable practices and local production in fashion, and winner of the 2013 CFDA/Lexis Eco-Fashion Challenge Award (Style & Design)
  • T. Edward Nickens (Raleigh, NC), expert sportsman and author of The Total Outdoorsman Manual, and a frequent Garden & Gun contributor (Outdoors)

In addition to boosting the grand prize, Garden & Gun has partnered with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), a leading art and design university headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. SCAD will host the first-ever Made in the South Awards Gala, to be held on the SCAD campus in November 2014.

Who should enter: Any Southern artisan or business with a product in one of the five categories (Food, Drink, Style & Design, Outdoors, Home) that will be available for sale through January 2015 may apply.

How to enter: For entry forms, category descriptions, and rules, visit First-round judging will be based solely on photos and product descriptions. Please do not send product. Entries are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on August 1, 2014. Winners will be announced in the December 2014/January 2015 issue, which hits newsstands on November 25, 2014.

To follow the conversation on the awards, use #madeinthesouth on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as on

Garden & Gun is an award-winning national lifestyle magazine that covers the best of the South, including the sporting culture, the food, the music, the art, the literature, the people and their ideas. Reaching a national audience of more than 1.25 million passionate and engaged readers, the magazine has won numerous awards for its journalism, design, and overall excellence. Visit

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelors and masters degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors.

To schedule an interview with a Garden & Gun editor, please contact:
Sterling Eason
Director of Corporate Communications
843-737-9107 direct
Twitter: @GardenandGunPR

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