Best in American Living

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The 2017 awards cycle is now open through September 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Click here to enter!

The Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) is the building industry’s premier residential design awards program. BALA spotlights the most creative and talented building industry professionals who have redefined design excellence for homes and communities nationally and internationally. Winning projects showcase what building industry professionals need to know to set their product apart and hit the right mark with today’s highly educated and discerning home buyers.

How to Apply

  1. Review categories and eligibility and FAQ
  2. Review the sample applications (single-family and community) and photo release
  3. Purchase your entry (a confirmation email that contains a link to your online application will be sent to you)
  4. Edit and submit your application before September 1, 2017 (you can save and return to your application through the link in your purchase confirmation email or click here to access your award applications)
  5. Submit your application (you will receive a confirmation email of your submission)


Left: North Arm Retreat, photography by Spacecrafting  

Right: Heritage Sands, photography by Alison Caron