Enter the Houseplans.com Design Awards!

By Dan Gregory

Enter Plan of the Year or five other categories in the first Annual Houseplans.com Design Awards.

2014 Houseplans.com Design Awards Program (The HOWIES)

Enter your five best projects per category in the new Houseplans.com Design Awards Program and be recognized for your outstanding work in ready-made home design.


Plan of the Year -- $1,000 prize
People’s Choice Award -- $1,000 prize
Best Small House Plan (1,500 sq. ft. and under) -- $500 prize
Best Luxury Plan (over 3,000 sq. ft.) -- $500 prize
Best Kitchen Plan -- $500 prize
Best Master Bath Plan -- $500 prize
People’s Choice Award NOTE: Kitchen and bath entries will benefit from interior elevations and/or photos or renderings.


-- Houseplans.com Staff  
-- Katherine Salant, syndicated real estate columnist for The Washington Post
-- Gale Steves, best-selling author of Right-Sizing Your House
-- Wendy Silverstein, founder of WS Public Relations, kitchen & bath expert


-- Imagination
-- Practicality
-- Livability
-- Buildability
-- Craftsmanship

The People’s Choice Award will be voted on through social media.


All entries are due by January 13, 2014. Email entries to Awards@Houseplans.com.


Winners will be announced via newswire and presented to online and traditional media, as well as featured on the website and in expanded coverage in our blogs.

There will be one winner in each category; Plan of the Year and People’s Choice Winner each receive $1,000; the other winners receive $500 each, plus a certificate and trophy.

Entries should be submitted by plan designers. Others may submit projects on behalf of plan designers. No more than five (5) plans per designer per category.

Contest Rules

1. There will be one winner in each category; you may enter up to five projects in each category.

2. All materials submitted to the 2014 Houseplans.com Design Awards Program may be used by Houseplans.com without restriction or payment.

3. Houseplans.com retains the right to consider all non-winning entries for future publication.

4. Keep a copy of all entry materials for your records.

5. Please submit your entries by listing your designs with the plan numbers that identify them on our website. We encourage the submission of additional photographs and/or drawings for each existing plan.

6. We also encourage you to submit new plans, however new plans must include color elevations in addition to the floor plans, and floor plans must include dimensions for each major room. For these new entries please include the relevant information regarding sq. ft, number of bedrooms and baths, style, and price.

7. You may enter a plan in more than one category. 
At Houseplans.com’s discretion, some projects may be moved into another category.

8. Image requirements: minimum 1200 x 800 px.

9. Upload Instructions:  high-resolution files of all photographs and vector-based PDF versions of all plans and drawings submitted.

10. Please note that entrants are responsible for obtaining permission to use photography.

Send us an email at awards@houseplans.com

Fri Nov 08 00:00:00 PST 2013