Best in American Living Award Design Competition Now Open
Entries are now being accepted for the 2005 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), the most prestigious new home
design competition in the home building industry.
Homes completed or for which the first model opened between May 1, 2004, and July 15, 2005, are eligible for this year’s competition.
Co-sponsored by Professional Builder magazine and NAHB, the BALA design competition is open to builders, architects, designers, developers, land planners and interior designers.
The competition includes 41 categories — from single-family detached, attached and custom homes to interior design, communities, affordable housing, smart growth communities, rental communities and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Award for Excellence.
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.
Several categories in the competition are limited to homes built for sale. Check the BALA/Housing Zone Web pages for details.
- Entry forms and fees due: July 1
- Entry notebooks due: July 15
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 Judy Brociek, Professional Builder, at 630-288-8184 or Michelle Persinger Matuga, NAHB, at 800-368-5242 x8343.