2007 Best in American Living Entry Notebooks Due July 31
Entry notebooks for the 2007 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) competition — open to builders, interior designers, architects, developers and marketing and real estate professionals — are due Tuesday, July 31.
The entry notebook deadline for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence is also Tuesday, July 31.
Winners of both awards will be announced at the 2008 International Builders’ Show, Feb. 13-16, in Orlando, Fla.
Co-sponsored by Professional Builder magazine and NAHB, BALA is the foremost residential design competition in the country. The awards program includes 36 categories — from single-family attached and detached in a variety of sizes to rental developments and custom homes plus categories for interior design, communities and neighborhoods, affordable housing and smart growth.
Only homes built for sale are eligible to enter categories 1 to 16 and 25 to 34. For information, visit the BALA category details.
Homes that have been completed or for which the first model has opened between May 1, 2006 and July 16, 2007 are eligible for this year’s competition.
Homes will be judged on design appearance/curb appeal, floor plans, how the project relates to its local market, and construction techniques and materials used.
Winning entries will be posted on the Professional Builder Web site, HousingZone.com, for up to one year after the announcement at IBS.
For additional information and to download a BALA entry form, click here, or contact
Judy Brociek, Professional Builder, at 630-288-8184, or Jennifer Jones, NAHB, at 800-368-5242 x8469.