On Monday, this blog will commence Renters Week, Curbed's annual celebration of rental properties and all they entail. Stay tuned for a full week of Airbnb and Craigslist, over-the-top amenities, cheap finds, and building wait lists, not to mention leases, landlords, and lots more. This year, we're also launching a nationwide contest to find one single soul who's most deserving of a rental redo, so if you've got a lackluster, hodgepodge, or totally forgettable rental space and the vision to make it over, read on.
Starting on Monday, Nov. 18, each Curbed site will collect entrants' photos and testimonials. The best and brightest entries will be put up to a vote in individual city-specific polls. The winners will then face off in a massive countrywide poll hosted on Curbed National, and the winner of the national poll (to be announced on Monday, Nov. 25) will receive $2,500 to the home furnishings store of his or her choice, funded entirely by Curbed. See the official contest rules.
Our tipline (firstname.lastname@example.org) is officially open! NOW, so here's a bit more info about what we're looking for: a pic of your space and some notes about what you'd ideally do with it. Pinterest boards, magazine tear sheets, haikus, and other forms of artistic expression are all encouraged, but shots of overflowing toilets, moldy caulk, or rodent infestation are not: this contest is not about consoling the aggrieved, it's about awarding creativity and imagination. We'll need your location, of course, but will omit last names in all polls.