Past Contests

South's Greatest Nurses and Medical Professionals 2021

From hapless, high-strung relatives, to trauma decisions made in seconds to endless amounts of paperwork, these medical professionals are there when we need them most. From CNAs, LPNs, RNs, EMTs, NPs, PAs, Surgical Assistants, Home Care Professionals to Nurse educators, front desk medical staff and more, these caregivers are involved in virtually every aspect of medicine. From admission to recovery, they see it all. Their experiences are joyous, sad, heart-warming and strange — sometimes in a single day. Their work is life itself, from the newborn to the terminally ill and everything in between. Never celebrated yet always inspiring, this year we salute you!

South's Greatest Kids 2021

Voting is open for the South's Greatest Kids until October 31st! Winners will receive a photoshoot with one of our award-winning photographers and and will appear in the Winter issue of South magazine.

South’s Greatest Bosses

The reputation of a great boss is not only measured in profits, but by the success of their team. Each of South’s 2021 Greatest Bosses contest winners were not selected by financial margins, but by the endorsement of their employees, community and peers. They come from a variety of different fields—medicine, real estate, food service, creative, etc.—but all share common leadership qualities; and, they can’t stop talking about their teams!

2020 South’s Greatest Kids

2020 South’s Greatest Kids have had plenty of time to spend with their parents at home—which inevitably leaves us with better tales to tell. While spending the day at Savannah Children’s Museum, the kids told us about their silliest stories, favorite foods and hidden talents.

Meet the Hometown Heroes of COVID-19

Everyone needs a hero at one point or another. Thankfully, the South has no shortage of heroes – our readers voted to let us know – throughout our communities that go to bat for us every day. Read about South's Greatest Heroes Contest winners of 2020.

South's Greatest Chefs 2020

South's Greatest Chefs 2020 The Lowcountry is known for its delicious Southern cuisine, and it's time to recognize our chefs of the South for their passion and hard work. Nominate your favorite chef for South magazine’s Greatest Chefs contest! Nominations are open and…

South's Greatest Pets 2020

South magazine is seeking the greatest pets of the South! Nominate your pet NOW through June 17th at midnight!

South's Greatest Professional Photographers

South magazine held an online contest for the Greatest Professional and Amateur Photographers. With over 2,500 votes, we are pleased to share the top winners from the professional category.

South's Greatest Amateur Photographers

South magazine held an online contest for the Greatest Professional and Amateur Photographers. With over 2,500 votes, we are pleased to share the top winners from the amateur category.

Greatest Kids 2019

This year’s greatest kids spent the day at Oatland Island Wildlife Center and Bogey’s mini golf while they told us about their silliest stories, favorite foods, and hidden talents.

Boss Blueprint

How to Run a Successful Business. Plus tips on how to be a great boss.

Greatest Chefs 2019

Behind every good meal is a great chef; they are the invisible artists, working behind the scenes. Nominate your favorite chef for South magazine’s Greatest Chefs contest!

Greatest Pets 2019

Man's Best Friend can be South's Greatest Pet with the right amount of love. Enter your pet and get those votes! Limited to southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry. Voting begins June 10 and ends July 1.

Greatest Moms 2019

Southern mothers are like no others, pouring their souls into raising their children to be the best they can be. Tough as nails and graceful as swans, these southern moms tackle the challenges of motherhood with heart, dedication and love.

South's Greatest Dads 2019

When a knee is skinned, a dad is there as a medic. When a bike chain falls off a gear, a dad is there as a mechanic. When a child says they are thirsty, a dad is there to say “Hi, thirsty.” Here’s to the dads.

2018 Greatest Chefs

  See who won the Greatest Chefs Contest this year.    1. Bryce Knott of a.Lure Lowcountry Cuisine (5,812)   2. Chaz Ortiz of Chazito Latin Cuisine Restaurant and Food Truck (3,977)   3. Justin Grizzard of Ordinary Pub (2987)…