2019 Call for Entries

The 2019 awards cycle is now closed. Thank you for your entries!

The 2020 awards cycle call for entries will open in June, 2020.

Now in its 36th year, 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.

The Best in American Living Awards are generously sponsored by GE Appliances, a Haier Company.

How to Apply

Easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Review categories and eligibility and FAQ
  2. Complete an application through the NAHB awards dashboard
  3. Submit payment – payment must be received no later than 11:59 PM ET on September 8 for your application to be considered


Member, first entry: $295
Non-member, first entry: $395
All subsequent entries: $250