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Design Submittal Eligibility & Guidelines

ASID Crystal Awards

Deadline: April 30, 2018
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.

NKBA Peak Awards

Deadline: May 1, 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

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.

AIA10 Juried Awards

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

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 3, 2018
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.


Deadline: September 17, 2018
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.

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.

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.

CH&L Home of the Year

Deadline: March 2019
Any completed, owner-occupied home (primary residence or second home) located in Colorado can be submitted. All styles and sizes accepted.

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