Nominations are now open for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, to be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. There are two separate portals for entries this year, the first being for submissions into the Book; Broadcast and New Media; Journalism; and Restaurant Design categories. Meanwhile, Restaurant and Chef awards have their own portal that allows two entries for each subcategory.
And, as revealed this past summer, things are a little bit different in this year's James Beard Awards. The James Beard Foundation has redistricted the Best Chef regions to include Puerto Rico in Best Chef South and moving Nevada into the Best Chef West category. The announcement of the 2013 finalists will be livestreamed right here on Eater on Monday, March 18, 2013.