Enter the Best in American Living Awards Competition
Entries are being accepted for the 2005 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), the foremost residential design competition in the country.
The competition includes 41 categories — from single-family attached and detached in a variety of sizes to rental developments, custom homes, best community and one-of-a-kind spec homes.
The competition also includes best affordable housing, smart growth, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Award for Excellence and 14 interior design categories including best kitchen, bath, specialty room, detail and more.
Homes completed or for which the first model opened between May 1, 2004, and July 15, 2005, are eligible for this year’s competition.
The Secretary's Award for Excellence program recognizes design excellence produced through cooperative public/private efforts that expand homeownership opportunities for underserved American families. For more information about the award, click here.
- Entry forms and fees due: July 1
- Entry notebooks due: July 15
Several categories in the competition are limited to homes built for sale. Check the BALA/Housing Zone Web pages for details.
Co-sponsored by Professional Builder magazine and NAHB, the BALA design competition is open to builders, architects, designers, developers, land planners and interior designers.
Winners will be announced at the 2006 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 11-14. Winning entries will also be posted on the Professional Builder Web site, HousingZone.com, for up to one year after the announcement.
For additional information and to download a BALA entry form, click here, or contact Colleen McNamara, Professional Builder, at 630-288-8181 or Michelle Persinger Matuga, NAHB, at 800-368-5242 x8343.