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Design Submittal Eligibility & Guidelines

CH&L Home of the Year

Deadline: March 16, 2018
Any completed, owner-occupied home (primary residence or second home) located in Colorado can be submitted. All styles and sizes accepted.

NKBA Peak Awards

Deadline: April 23, 2018
The NKBA Peak awards celebrate and honor the best kitchen and bath designers in Colorado. To enter and for complete information, please visit the NKBA website: www.nkbarockymountain.org

AIA10 Juried Awards

Deadline: April 2018 (tentative)
AIA10 (formerly YAAG) recognizes design excellence among emerging professionals (architects licensed for 10 years or less), interns, and students across Colorado.

Five Under 40 Design Awards

Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles' Five Under 40 awards spotlight the hottest emerging talent in residential design in Colorado, including architecture, home-design products and accessories, interiors, furniture and landscape design.

ASID Crystal Awards

Deadline: May 2018 (tentative)
The ASID Crystal Awards celebrate and honor Colorado designers who have achieved excellence in commercial and residential design. Submissions are judged by nationally recognized industry leaders and winners are celebrated at a grand gala in July.

AIA Honor Awards

Deadline: June 2018 (tentative)
Recognizing achievements in the design industry, that’s the goal of the AIA Colorado’s annual honor awards programs. The application process is simple and free. A jury of architects is assembled to judge the entries for each awards program, and awards are bestowed in a variety of categories.

AIA Colorado & Local Design Awards

Deadline: July 2018 (tentative)
The goal of the AIA Colorado and local sections’ annual design awards is to recognize design excellence. A jury of architects will judge the entries and awards are bestowed in a variety of categories with winners receiving both state and local recognition.


Deadline: August 2018 (tentative)
The Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence, known as the CARE awards, are the largest and longest running contest recognizing remodeling of all types, including both commercial and residential. Categories are numerous and include kitchens, bathrooms, specialty rooms, and much more.

AIA Western Mountain Region Design Awards

Deadline: September 2018 (tentative)
Each year, the Western Mountain Region hosts a robust design excellence program honoring members’ long-standing volunteer commitments to AIA, the community at large as well as well-designed spaces that impact the region and beyond.


Deadline: September 2018 (tentative)
The Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. Awards are comprised of marketing, sales, interior design, architectural and builder awards.

Circle of Excellence

Deadline: December 2018
The Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Circle of Excellence Awards honor individuals who have had especially significant careers in residential design in Colorado. Winners are inducted into the Circle of Excellence at an annual ceremony in March.

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