Four-Year Competition Written Proposal Submission Guidelines

NAHB Student Competition

*New this year: Please submit all proposals to our Google Drive account (or email) at If you have any questions, please contact Greg Zick.

All proposals must be submitted electronically. Points will be deducted if rules are not followed. Ensure that school name, not team name, is clear and visible on every page of proposal/book. Insert header and/or footer in all documents, listing school name and program level.

Proposal should be assembled as follows:

  • Proposal must be submitted as a PDF with a maximum of 100 pages including appendices. Please keep in mind that “less is more.” 
  • Each page is required to have a 10-point font minimum and at least one-inch margins.
  • All financials (schedules and estimates) should formatted to print on 11 x 17 paper as a fold-out. Although optional, it is recommended that all site plans are formatted to print on 11 x 17 paper. All other pages in proposal should be formatted as 8.5 x 11.
  • Create a title page including your school name, which competition program, and year of competition. Example: University of XYZ, Four-Year Program, 2018 NAHB Student Competition

One copy of the Honor Pledge form (found in the Rules document) must be included with the proposal. The form must be signed by each team member presenting, any alternates and the coach. Failure to include this document as part of the solution will be grounds for disqualification.

Submissions are due Dec. 14, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET. This deadline will be strictly enforced.