South’s Greatest Contests

To help showcase the greatest Southerners around, South magazine hosts several reader-based contests a year. Varying in theme from The South’s Greatest Kids to The Hottest Singles, the winners of the contests are all featured in an editorial spread shot by one of our award-winning photographers.

Note: All submissions have to be reviewed. They will not go live automatically. Please allow time for proper evaluation of each submission.

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South’s Greatest Wedding Photographer Contest

With the February/March issue, we want to recognize those photographers in the business of love. Each photograph entered must be wedding related. All winners will be featured in our February/March issue. Submissions end December 15. Voting starts December 15 and ends January 5.

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South’s Greatest Military Photo

With the April/May issue, we want to honor our men and women in uniform. Each photograph submitted must be U.S. Army related. Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to submit. You do not have to be in the military to submit your photo. We will be featuring select photos in our April/May issue. Submissions end February 1.
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South’s Greatest Amateur Photographer Contest

Maybe you wouldn’t consider yourself a “professional” photographer, but that doesn’t mean that your work doesn’t deserve to be displayed. If you’ve got a camera, some inspiration and a spark of creativity you are eligible for this contest. All winners will be featured in our February/March issue. Submissions end November 21. Voting starts November 21 and ends December 30.

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South’s Greatest Professional Photographer Contest

There is no shortage of creativity and talent in the South. Between the beautiful scenery and great people, there’s an endless supply of inspiration and material for photographers. If you are a professional photographer in the area or if you know one that should be in the contest submit an entry for South’s Greatest Photographers. All winners will be featured in our February/March issue. Submissions end December 1. Voting starts December 1 and ends December 30.

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South’s Greatest Nurses Contest

Too often nurses are the unsung heroes of medicine. South is proud to shine the spotlight on the great RNs and LPNs who are making a difference for their patients every day. We’re accepting entries until September 12. Voting will begin September 12 and end October 17. Winners will be featured in the December/January issue.

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South’s Greatest Kids Contest

The South has the cutest when it comes to kids. Maybe it’s their southern charm and good manners. Whatever the case may be we want to show off these adorable children—and we’re sure that you want to as well! Vote for your little one today. Submissions end August 26. Voting will begin August 26 and end October 7. Winners will be featured in the December/January issue.

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South’s Greatest Barbecue Contest

For the first time, South magazine is hosting South’s Greatest Barbecue Contest, featuring your very favorite barbecue joints from all over the Coastal South. Whether you’re partial to pulled pork, beef brisket, or smoked chicken, we know you have a go-to barbecue restaurant. Nominate your top choice barbecue restaurant from the following states: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida . The winners will be featured in South magazine. Submissions end June 24. Voting will begin June 24 and end July 25. Winners will be featured in our October/November issue.

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South’s Greatest Chefs Contest

It’s time for South’s yummiest competition of the year—the Greatest Chefs contest! Nominate your kitchen kings and cuisine queens from restaurants and home kitchens alike. Winners will be featured in the October/November issue of South magazine and will be invited to participate at DineSouth. We’re accepting entries until May 28. Voting will begin May 29. Voting will end June 29

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South’s Hottest Singles

South wants to get to know this region’s hottest bachelors and bachelorettes. For the seventh year in a row, South presents our Hottest Singles contest. Whether you enjoy the single life or want to settle down—either way, a feature in our June/July issue would be the ultimate way to find your next date. We’re accepting entries until March 19. Voting will begin March 20 and ends April 3. Winners will be featured in our June/July issue.

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South’s Greatest Boss Contest

Have a boss that actually makes you want to come into work? Reward them with a nomination in South’s Greatest Boss contest. We’re accepting entries until March 1. Voting will begin March 2. Voting will end April 2. Winners will be featured in our August/September issue.

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South’s Greatest Pet Contest

They are cute, cuddly and might even be your best friend. Enter your best into South’s Greatest Pet contest! All types of pets are welcome. We are accepting entries until February 28. Voting will begin March 2. Winners will be featured in our August/September issue.

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South’s Greatest Mom Contest

It’s that time again, South’s Greatest Moms contest is back. These mamas have loved and supported us and now its time to show the love back. Submit a mom into the contest for a chance to be featured in South Magazine. Voting will end February 28. Winners will be featured in our June/July issue.

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South’s Greatest Dad Contest

No worries, we haven’t forgotten about dads. It’s time to show love to these diaper bag slinging, corny-joke telling, big-hearted men. Submit a dad into the contest for a chance to be featured in South Magazine. Voting will end February 28. Winners will be featured in our June/July issue.

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South’s Greatest Bodies Contest

Between arduous dieting and exercising, you’ve worked hard for those toned legs and smooth abs. Now show it off for South’s Third Annual contest—Greatest Bodies! We’re accepting entries throughout the year and voting times will be announced. So, if you think you’re fit for the title of South’s fittest and most built then submit now. Winners will be featured in our April/May issue.
Submissions close January 4. Voting starts January 5 and will end January 19.

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