Entries: Nursery, Boys' Room & Girls' Room

Here's your chance to be a show off! Enter your child's room in our Best Dressed Homes contest.

We invite you to submit photos of your child's bedroom, or that of a friend or neighbor's you may have helped decorate. You can also click on the links below to see how other rooms are faring:

July Edition: Nurseries, Boys' Rooms & Girls' Rooms
Entries due May 10

See previous months' winners:

Best Galley-Style, Large and Small Kitchens

Best Master Bathrooms and Powder Rooms

Think you're in the mood to remodel your bathroom? Want to simply fix a leak? Check our Better List for a few great recommendations on where to do and who can do it!

TO ENTER: Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • your name & phone number
  • the name of home owner (if different than the submitting person)
  • submission for novice or professional category,
  • address of home being submitted
  • name of interior decorator (if any),
  • favorite part of the room/area (if any)
  • 1 -2 photos as well as the approximate date the photo was taken


Then follow the contest online through our photo galleries.

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

How to enter: Email us a photograph (the ‘photo’) taken by you of a specific room. All entries must be submitted and received within the contest period for the specific room. Go to a Makeitbetter.net and follow the instructions to email the entry form information, attach photos and email it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A confirmation email will be sent back to the entering email address. Photos must be in jpeg formats, and no smaller than 300DPI (1200 x 1200 pixels preferred). There is a limit of one photo and category entry per valid email address. All entries will be posted along with select info from the submission. All entries must include: submission for a particular category, your name, house owner’s name (if different), age, address, name of interior decorator/builder (if any), favorite part of the room/area (if any) and phone number as well as the approximate date the photo was taken. All information must be included on the entry email in order to be eligible. All entries for specific monthly contest consideration must be received by the third week of the month prior to publication. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the email account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry.

Eligibility: Contest is open to amateur designers and professional craftpeople.  This contest is open to residents living in the 25 regular zip code area covered by MakeItBetter – North Shore, of 18 years old and older. Employees of Make It Better are not eligible to win. A potential winner may be requested to provide verification that they are the authorized account holder of the email associated with the winning entry.

Selection of Winners and Notification: Eligible photos will be posted in an online photo gallery on www.Makeitbetter.net along with select information from the entry. Winners will be notified via phone on or around the fourth of the month of the month prior to publication. If a potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond within 48 hours of the first attempt to contact the winner, if the winner does not fulfill the eligibility requirements, if the winner does not adhere to the Official Rules, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that winner will be disqualified and Make It Better will select a new potential winner by the same criteria as before. Each category will have a new group of judges independent of relationships with Make It Better.

Prizes: Winning entries will be photographed by a Make It Better representative for reproduction in future magazines and for use on makeitbetter.net. Make It Better will also provide winners with gift card/item purchased from a current MIB advertiser or contest advertiser, with a value of $50 each.

Publicity: By entering this Contest, contestants agree to allow use of their image, photograph, likeness, any information on the entry form and their contest photo submission in any medium of communication, including print, internet and for any purpose including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Make It Better and its licensees and affiliates, without additional compensation.

Internet: Make It Better is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any contest related materials; for entries that are late, misdirected, deleted, incomplete, in accurate, or garbled or entries that processed, reported or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason, including computer, telephone, paper transfer, malfunction/error, including inability to access the Make It Better website. If for any reason this contest is not capable of running as planned, or if this contest becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Contest and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Make It Betters’ opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, Make It Better reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this contest or any portion thereof. In the event that the contest is cancelled, the judges panel will select winners applying to the criteria set forth above to all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted on Makeitbetter.net.

Winners List or Official Rules: For an official set of winners list (available after Nov 1, 2010, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Make It Better, 1150 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091. The winners list will be available after the winners have been verified and the prizes have been awarded. Requests must be made by December 31, 2010.

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