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JDR's 6th Annual Design & Remodeling Industry Blog Competition Winners Announced: Fan-Voted Best Blogs include Freshome and Decoist

(San Diego, Calif. - April 16, 2015) - The 6th Annual Jackson Design and Remodeling Industry Blogger awards saw the closest margin of votes between first and second place in the awards' history. The awards, which recognize distinguished bloggers in the design, architecture and remodeling industries, featured 46 nominated blogs across six categories including: Architecture, Construction Business, Remodeling, Interior Design, Green and Microblog. The six winning bloggers receive a $500 prize and a JDR Blogger Awards Winner badge for display on their site.

Since its inception, the annual awards have expanded in reach and influence. The JDR Industry Blogger Awards attract thousands of votes for blogs of every size. The 2015 winners are:

Architecture: Decoist
Construction Business: Miron Construction
Green: Matt Risinger
Remodeling: BuildDirect Blog
Interior Design: Freshome
Microblog: Products Hunter

Many previous blogger award winners returned to defend their title, and throughout the contest the votes were so close that the separation between first and second place was marginal.

"In many of the categories, first place changed hands several times during the contest," said Todd Jackson, CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling. "We are proud of and inspired by all the talented design, remodeling and architectural bloggers who participated in our contest this year. Each year we host these awards to recognize bloggers who represent our industry in an exceptional manner, so it was great to see such hard-fought competition."

The purpose of the JDR Blogger Awards is to recognize influential design, architecture and remodeling industry bloggers through fan participation. By giving the fans a voice, it reaffirms the quality content these bloggers produce.

"These bloggers impact the design world in a positive way, and we want to take the time to thank them for educating and inspiring consumers in a very relatable way. Congratulations to all the winners!" said Jackson.

Some winners choose to donate their winnings to community causes. BuildDirect, the 2015 winner in the Remodeling category, is using their prize to support their volunteer efforts in Vancouver, where the company is based.

"The winnings will help support our volunteers in many ways as they lend their time to causes in our city," said Rob Jones, BuildDirect's Blog Content Manager. "Making breakfast for those at a local shelter was the most recent activity that a group of us undertook. The next time we do something like that, we'll be able to buy more pancake mix!"

ProductsHunter, the 2015 winner in the Microblog category, has committed to donating their cash prize to their local Habitat for Humanity in Mid Ohio.

For more information on the 2015 Blogger Awards and to view this year's winners, visit the Blogger Awards page on Jackson Design and Remodeling's website here.

About Jackson Design and Remodeling

Jackson Design and Remodeling has served the San Diego community for more than 25 years, providing clients with whole home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, room additions, high end bathroom remodeling, and other home redesign projects. Todd Jackson, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of quality and service in the remodeling industry. Jackson and his team have won numerous awards for their work, including dozens of CotY, Chrysalis, ASID, NKBA and Master Design Awards as well as four consecutive Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. For more information, visit www.jacksondesignandremodeling.com, call (619) 442-6125 or follow us on Pinterest, Houzz, Facebook and Twitter.