It's now December, which means it's time for regretful moments at holiday office parties, that creepy Pink Pig, and most importantly, the annual Curbed Cup competition! For the last four years, Curbed Atlanta readers have chosen the city's "Neighborhood of the Year," subjectively granting deserving 'hoods the prestigious Curbed Cup trophy. But before voting can begin, we need to know which neighborhoods are worthy of such enduring and important glory. So while the fake pure gold trophy is being forged, we'll be looking for contenders, beginning right now!
A full 16 Atlanta neighborhoods (or ITP cities) will face off in this year's Curbed Cup tournament, but which 16 should they be? Drop your nominations in the comments of this post or e-mail them over to us.
Rules for Nominations (all two of them) …
1. With emails, please use the subject line: "CURBED CUP NOMINATION."
2. Very important note: If you nominate more than one Atlanta neighborhood in the comments or an email, we'll count the FIRST ONE you provide. So please make your first choice count.
Seeding will be determined by number of nominations.
But we don't just want neighborhood names—please tell us why your neighborhood deserves to vie for the top spot. Did a new development command record-breaking prices? Did the retail scene start booming? Did a game-changing restaurant open? Terms like "best" and "greatest" are subjective, sure, but we want to know what happened in your 'hood in 2015 that makes it worthy of inclusion.
Here are the past winners:
2014: Reynoldstown (reigning)
2012: Old Fourth Ward
2011: Inman Park
Which neighborhood will claim the year's ultimate honor? Will Reynoldstown make it reign again? Can Kirkwood or Old Fourth Ward take the crown and become the first multi-year champs? Can Inman Park charge back to the promised land? Or will some dark horse triumph over them all?