The 2023 Builder’s Choice Design Awards is now accepting submissions.

For more than three decades, the annual program has celebrated innovation in residential design. Open to builders, architects, remodelers, and more, the competition accepts entries at various project scales and styles—from single rooms to entire communities—until May 1 (regular deadline) and May 8 (late deadline, $50 fee applies).

Projects completed after Jan. 1, 2018, are eligible for consideration. Two levels of awards—grand and merit—are issued based on criteria including design excellence, innovation, sustainability, floor plan efficiency, and use of materials. One project may also be elevated to receive the program’s highest honor, Project of the Year.

Begin your application here!

This year's categories include the following:

  • Accessory Building / Outdoor Spaces
  • Affordable Housing
  • Bath
  • Build-to-Rent NEW!
  • Custom Home / 5,000 Square Feet or Less
  • Custom Home / More than 5,000 Square Feet
  • Interior Renovations
  • Kitchen
  • Modular / Prefab Home
  • Multifamily, Duplexes, Townhomes, and Mixed-Use
  • Production, Semi-Custom, or Spec / 3,500 Square Feet or Less
  • Production, Semi-Custom, or Spec / More than 3,500 Square Feet
  • Renovation
  • Urban or Community Planning

The design awards entry process is completely digital. You may register, complete entry forms, and upload images, drawings, and plans by submitting everything to the digital portal in an easy, three-step process.

A single entry is $150, and entrants with three or more entries will receive a 30% discount on the total purchase. A late fee of $50 per entry will apply to all entries submitted after May 1. Winners will receive coverage in print, as well as on

Read the complete details of the program and begin your application here.

View past year's winners here.

Questions? See the FAQ page; for additional assistance, email [email protected].