2021 Call for Entries

The 2021 Best in American Living Awards Call for Entries is now closed! Thank you for entering; see you next year!


Now in its 38th year, the Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA Awards) is the building industry’s premier residential design awards program. The BALA Awards spotlight the most creative and talented building industry professionals who have redefined design excellence for homes and communities across North America. 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

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 the final day of the entry cycle for your application to be considered