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The 2013 Best in American Living Awards Submission Deadline Extended to Sept. 30

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has extended its submission deadline for the 2013 Best in American Living Awards (BALA). Submissions will now be accepted through Sept. 30, 2013.

The Best in American Living Awards spotlight the most creative and innovative projects in the nation. The awards program, sponsored by NAHB Design Committee, is open to builders, remodelers, architects, designers, developers, land planners and interior designers. Any member of the project team can enter nationwide.

“Every year, BALA winners redefine design excellence for the residential building industry as well as identify future consumer trends,” said Greg Ugalde, 2013 Design Committee Chair. “We are excited to see all of the creative and forward-thinking projects submitted by this year’s group of entries.”

The awards are grouped into seven primary categories: Single-Family, Multifamily, Remodeling, Community, Community Facility, Specialty and Interior Design. Applicants can apply for any category for which they are eligible. Projects entered must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2011, and Aug. 15, 2013.

This year’s BALA Award Event will be a dual celebration. Not only will NAHB’s Design Committee toast 30 years of outstanding residential design innovation from great rooms to outdoor rooms, master-planned communities to urban infill by honoring the 2013 winners, it will provide the stage to announce the next class of the BALA Hall of Fame inductees. The event will be held at a reception on Feb. 5, 2014, during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. More details on location and ticket sales will be available soon.

For more information on entry and eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit: Please contact Jaclyn Toole at with any additional questions.