Clockwise, from left: Mariola Abascal from Spain, Jo from Ottawa and Georjeanna Feltha from New Mexico.
Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever, but we wanted you to know exactly what the changes are. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...
1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide
The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for the next three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.
2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop
Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so. Sound brutal? We hope not too much. The voting will be fast and furious for two weeks - a return to the big smackdown votes of our early days.
So, please check out all of our submissions as they are shared over the next three weeks and comment away. This is your way of voting each one into the finals.