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					       Category 11

Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home
        (Built for a Client)
 up to and including 4,000 sq. ft.
                                                               THE AWARDS PROGRAM 2006

The National Association of Home Builders and                  Judges will select finalists in each category from which
Professional Builder magazine are pleased that you are         Platinum, Gold and Silver awards may be chosen. In
participating in the 22nd annual BEST IN AMERICAN              categories 1 through 17, winning entries will be selected
LIVING AWARD program. As the nation’s foremost                 based on:
residential design award competition, the 2006 program
                                                                       • Exterior design/curb appeal
will pay tribute to those individuals across the United
States who produce homes that illustrate design quality                • Interior architecture/interior design
and success in the marketplace, and exemplify the “Best
                                                                       • Sales success of the product
in American Living.” Open to builders, developers,
architects, interior designers, land planners and                      • Construction quality/cost efficiency
designers, BALA salutes the individuals responsible for
                                                                       • Site plan
producing America’s finest homes.
Homes completed or for which the first model opened
between May 1, 2005, and July 15, 2006, are eligible for       EXCEPTIONS:
this year’s competition. BEST COMMUNITY projects
must include homes built for sale and may also include         For the Affordable Housing categories, judging criteria
rental properties. The latest “for sale” product line in the   will include the sales price of the home as it relates to
project must have opened between May 1, 2005, and              the median home price of the metropolitan statistical
July 15, 2006. A phase or neighborhood within a master-        area.
planned community may be entered in the Best                   In addition to the category awards, judges may also
Community category if that phase or neighborhood               choose Best in Region awards. One winner per census
functions as a community of its own, and no reference is       region may be selected from all entries submitted.
made in the entry materials to amenities and features          Finally, the judges may select a Home of the Year from
outside that particular phase or neighborhood. RENTAL          the 2006 winners in categories 1 through 17.
DEVELOPMENTS must have opened between May 1,
2005, and July 15, 2006, to be eligible. Only rental           Entries will not be accepted solely for Best in Region
developments for which the first models opened or first        awards or for Home of the Year. Judges may reassign
units were completed between these dates are eligible for      entries as they see fit and are not required to name a
this year’s competition.                                       winner in each category. Decisions of the judges are
                                                               final.
Homes for which the architect/designer (land planner for
Best Community), builder/developer or interior designer        Public announcement of the 2006 winners will be made
is a member of this year’s panel of judges are not             at the 62nd NAHB International Builders’ Show in
eligible for this year’s competition.                          Orlando, Florida February 6, 2007.
Homes owned or occupied by staff of NAHB or Reed               Entry notebooks must be postmarked no later than
Business Information (PB) are not eligible.                    July 15, 2006, to be eligible for the 2006 award program.
The 2006 BEST IN AMERICAN LIVING AWARD
program will recognize the best products in 41                 MAIL TO:        Best In American Living Awards
categories in detached, attached, custom, affordable,                          Professional Builder
interior design, rental community design, smart growth                         2000 Clearwater Drive
and HUD. Winning entries will be selected by a panel of                        Oak Brook, IL 60523
builders, design professionals, marketing experts, land
planners and editors. Each entry will be judged on its         If you have questions, please contact:
own merits. The primary criteria will be quality designs       Judy Brociek, phone: 630/288-8184
with strong market acceptability. In addition, judges will         e-mail: jbrociek@reedbusiness.com
consider homes that demonstrate practical and functional
livability of the floor plan, construction quality and cost    NAHB at 800/368-5242, ext. 8309
efficiency. Entries have two opportunities to win:
nationally, in the category entered; and/or on a regional
level.
                                       SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS Categories 1-17
This is your entry notebook for the BEST IN                     saved in Tiff or EPS format. IBM platform. Minimum size
AMERICAN LIVING AWARD competition. Only one                     5x7. CDs will not be returned.
unit or floor plan may be submitted per entry notebook.         NOTE: Please do not send fewer than the minimum of six
All entry materials must be inserted in the plastic sleeves     photos or more than the maximum of 18. We will not return
in the notebook. The entry materials are:                       entry materials after the judging, so we ask that you do not
                                                                send your only set of photographs. When choosing
                                                                photographs to submit, understand that the quality of the
1. CHECKLIST (enclosed)                                         photography is very important. Please submit photography
The first form you’ll find is a checklist of items that must    suitable for judging. Photos should illustrate the design
be included for this entry. Please use the checklist to be      features described in the project statement.
sure you have included everything required to make your
entry complete. Submissions must meet all entry                 7. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (enclosed)
requirements or be disqualified.                                This information is requested for use by the publishing
                                                                magazines only. It will not be used as part of the judging
2. ENTRY FORM (enclosed)                                        criteria.

3. PROJECT INFORMATION SHEET (enclosed)                         IMPORTANT: The names of the builder, developer,
                                                                designer, interior designer, architect and/or land planner
4. PROJECT STATEMENT (enclosed)                                 should appear only on the entry form. Any mention of
                                                                individual or company names on or in any part of the entry
5. DRAWINGS AND PLANS                                           notebook will disqualify the entry. All materials submitted
                                                                to the BALA program become the property of NAHB and
a. GENERAL – Floor plans (8½x11) are required for all           Professional Builder. These sponsors retain publishing
entries. Submit floor plans and any other drawings              rights for this material.
appropriate to the category (wall sections, energy
construction details). All drawings should fit into the
8½x11 plastic sleeves. A brochure that includes the floor       NO MATERIALS WILL BE RETURNED.
plans and a list of features is acceptable as long as it fits   NO REFUNDS.
into the entry sleeve. Names of the builder, land planner
and/or designer must be cut out or obliterated.                 Entry notebooks must be postmarked no later than
                                                                July 15, 2006, to be eligible for the 2006 BALA program.
b. SITE PLAN (8½x11) – Required for all entries in
attached categories. Include a site plan of the project and     Return completed entry notebooks to:
identify the location of the unit entered on the site plan.
                                                                        Best In American Living Awards
6. PHOTOGRAPHS                                                          Professional Builder
At least six and not more than eighteen 8x10 COLOR                      2000 Clearwater Drive
photographs of the entry must be submitted. No slides will              Oak Brook, IL 60523
be accepted. Include two exterior (front and rear
elevations), two interior photographs depicting living
spaces and two discretionary interior photos. The photos
must be inserted into the plastic sleeves provided. You may
add more plastic sleeves to the notebook. Label all
photographs on the back with your category and entry
number, and alphabetize all photos (Example: 2-5A, 2-5B,
etc.).

Digital photography and floor plans will be accepted. An
8x10 four-color printout of each digital item will need to be
placed in the BALA notebook. Images should be 300 DPI
   Please note: we will be accepting digital
      photography in addition to prints.

Digital Photography requirements:
Raster File Resolution: 300 DPI saved in Tiff or EPS format. IBM platform.
Minimum size 5x7. Do not compress placed graphics using JPEG or LZW. Do not
embed images in your file without also supplying those original images (unless saving
as pdf format). Remove all embedded color profiles before saving, sending or
embedding graphics. RBI does not assume responsibility for poor reproduction of
non-compliant images.

CDs will not be returned.
                                             SUBMISSION CHECKLIST Categories 1-17


Make sure all items listed below are included.

Please check or initial the box by each item.

       Entry form completed

       Project information sheet completed

       Project statement in 300 words or less

       Drawings and plans
       Drawings, elevations appropriate to category
       Floor plans – required for all entries (only one unit per entry)
       Site plan – required for all entries in attached categories (identify unit entered)

       8x10 photographs (6 to 18)
       Note: 2 exterior (front and rear elevations), 2 interior photographs depicting living spaces and 2 discretionary
       interior photos
       Make sure you label each photograph on the back with the BALA category and entry number, and alphabetize
       (example: 2-5A, 2-5B, etc.).

       OR

       5x7 digital photography (6 to 18)
       Note: 2 exterior (front and rear elevations), 2 interior photographs depicting living spaces and 2 discretionary
       interior photos

       An 8x10 four-color printout of each digital item will need to be placed in the BALA notebook. Make sure you label
       each image with the BALA category and entry number, and alphabetize (example: 2-5A, 2-5B, etc.).
       Raster File Resolution: 300 DPI saved in Tiff or EPS format. IBM platform. Minimum size 5x7. Do not compress
       placed graphics using JPEG or LZW. Do not embed images in your file without also supplying original images (unless
       saving as pdf format). Remove all embedded color profiles before saving, sending or embedding graphics. RBI does
       not assume responsibility for poor reproduction of non-compliant images. CDs will not be returned.


       Product specifications
       Please check off products used in your project.



       IMPORTANT:
       The names of the builder, developer, designer, interior designer, architect and/or land planner must appear only on the
       entry form.
                                                                 ENTRY APPLICATION 2006

Please TYPE or PRINT all information.

This entry is for Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client) up to & including 4,000 sq. ft. Entry Number________

Project Name                                                                  Name of Unit Entered

Project Location (City and State)                                             Size of unit in sq. ft.



ENTRANT                      Company Submitting Form

(Note: This person           Name of Person Submitting Entry                               Phone
receives all
correspondence               Address                                 City                  State        ZIP
and, if a winner,
the award)                   Fax                                     E-Mail

DESIGNER/                    Company

ARCHITECT                    Name of Person                                                Phone

                             Address                                 City                  State        ZIP

                             Fax                                     E-Mail

BUILDER                      Company

                             Name of Person                                                Phone

                             Address                                 City                  State        ZIP

                             Fax                                     E-Mail

INTERIOR DESIGNER Company
                             Name of Person                                                Phone

                             Address                                 City                  State        ZIP

                             Fax                                     E-Mail

DEVELOPER                    Company

                             Name of Person                                                Phone

                             Address                                 City                  State        ZIP

                             Fax                                     E-Mail


LAND PLANNER                 Company

                             Name of Person                                                Phone

                             Address                                 City                  State        ZIP

                             Fax                                     E-Mail

PHOTOGRAPHER                 Company

                             Name of Person                                                Phone

                             Address                                 City                  State        ZIP

                             Fax                                     E-Mail
                                                              PROJECT INFORMATION 2006

Please TYPE or PRINT all information.

This entry is for Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client) up to & including 4,000 sq. ft. Entry Number________


Project Name                                                                      Name of Unit Entered


Project Location (City and State)                                                 Size of unit in sq. ft.


Hard cost of construction per sq. ft., excluding land                             Sales price of unit




Describe any special lot requirements:




Describe any lot issues and how they were overcome:




Please specify buyer’s profile:
                                                              PROJECT STATEMENT 2006
Please TYPE all information.

In 300 words or less, please provide the following information: A) description of project context; B) relationship to
surroundings; C) design concept
                                                               PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Please IDENTIFY the manufacturers of building products used by checking the brand names listed below:

CABINETS                              CERAMIC TILE                              Marshfield
   Aristokraft                            American Marazzi                      Marvin
   BHK of America                         American Olean                        Masonite
   Brookhaven                             Crossville                            Milgard
   CabParts                               Dal-Tile                              Norco (Jeld-Wen)
   Canac                                  Florida Tile                          Owens Corning
   Decora                                 Laufen                                Peachtree
   HomeCrest                              Mannington                            Pease
   Kitchen Craft                          Monarch                               Pella
   KraftMaid                              Summitville                           Perma-Door
   MasterCraft                            U.S. Ceramic                          Pozzi (Jeld-Wen)
   Merillat                               Walker Zanger                         Premdor
   Mill's Pride                           Other________________                 Semco
   Outwater                                                                     Simonton
   Quaker Maid                        COLUMNS                                   Simpson
   Schrock                                Aristocraft                           Stanley
   Timberlake                             Chadsworth’s                          Summit (Jeld-Wen)
   Wellborn                               Enkeboll Designs                      Sun-Dor-Co
   Wellcraft                              Fypon                                 Therma-Tru
   Wood-Mode                              HB&G                                  Vetter
   Yorktowne                              Melton Classics                       Weather Shield
   Other________________                  Moultrie                              Windsor
                                          Outwater                              Other________________
CARPET                                    Somerset
   Aladdin                                Style Solutions                    DOORS - GARAGE
   Dalton Paradise                        White River                           Amarr
   DuPont Stainmaster                     Worthington                           Clopay
   Mohawk                                 Other________________                 Gadco
   Philadelphia                                                                 Overhead Door
   Prestige                           COUNTERTOPS                               Raynor
   S&S Mills                              Ceasarstone                           Summit
   Shaw                                   Cambria                               Wayne-Dalton
   Other________________                  Corian (DuPont)                       Windsor
                                          Formica                               Other________________
HVAC                                      LG Hi-Macs
   Aprilaire                              Lucite                             FAUCETS - KITCHEN &
   Broan-NuTone                           Luck Stone                         BATHROOM
   Bryant                                 Samsung Staron                        American Standard
   Carrier                                Silestone by Cosentino                Blanco
   Exhausto                               Transolid Swan                        Briggs
   Lennox                                 Wilsonart                             Chicago Faucet
   Luxaire                                Zodiaq (DuPont)                       Danze
   Nordyne                                Other________________                 Delta
   Rheem                                                                        Eljer
   Ruud Janitrol                      DOORS                                     Elkay
   Trane                                  Alterna (Jeld-Wen)                    Gerber
   Unico                                  Andersen                              Grohe
   Uponor Wirsbo                          Atrium                                Hansgrohe
   Weil-McLain                            Benchmark                             Kohler
   York                                   Capitol                               Masco
   Zephyr                                 Caradco (Jeld-Wen)                    Moen
   Other________________                  CertainTeed                           Peerless
                                          Crestline                             Price Pfister
                                          Eagle                                 St. Thomas
                                          Georgia-Pacific                       Sterling
                                          Hurd                                  Symmons
                                          Integrity                             Other________________
                                          IWP (Jeld-Wen)
                                          Kolbe & Kolbe
                                          Loewen
                                          Louisiana-Pacific
                                                                   Miele
FIREPLACE OR WOOD STOVE           IBM                              Sub-Zero
  American Hearth                 Leviton                          Tappan
  Heatilator                      LiteTouch                        Thermador
  Heat-N-Glo                      Lucent                           Viking Range
  Isokern                         Lutron                           Westinghouse
  Lennox                          M&S Systems                      Whirlpool
  Majestic                        Residential Control Systems      Wolf
  Martin                          Other________________            Other________________
  Napolean
  Superior                     LIGHTING FIXTURES                LOCKSETS
  Temco Travis                    Cooper                           Baldwin
  Vermont Castings                Georgia Lighting                 Faultless
  Other________________           Halo                             Kwikset
                                  Homelux                          Marks USA
FIXTURES, BATHROOM                Juno                             Schlage
  American Standard               Kichler                          Weiser
  Briggs                          Lightolier                       Weslock
  Crane                           Lithonia                         Yale
  Eljer                           Metalux                          Other________________
  Gerberit                        Progress
  Gerber                          Sea Gull                      PAINTS & STAINS
  Kohler                          Thomas                           Benjamin Moore
  Lasco                           W.A.C.                           Cabot
  Maax                            Other________________            Dutch Boy
  Masco                                                            Glidden
  Oasis                        HOUSE WRAP                          ICI
  St. Thomas                      Johns Manville                   Minwax
  Sterling                        Pactiv                           Okon
  Toto                            PinkWrap (Owens Corning)         Olympic
  Other________________           R. Wrap (Ludlow)                 Pittsburgh Paints
                                  Typar (Reemay)                   Pratt & Lambert
FLOORING                          Tyvek (DuPont)                   Sherwin-Williams
  Anderson                        Weathermate (Dow)                Other________________
  Armstrong                       Other________________
  BHK of America                                                MILLWORK & MOLDING
  Bruce                        INSULATION                          Arauco
  Chickasaw                       Arkseal                          Architectural Products by Outwater
  Congoleum                       CertainTeed                      Architectural Timber & Millwork
  Formica                         Dow Styrofoam                    Balmer
  Goodwin Heart Pine              Fi-Foil                          Classic Architectural Specialties
  Hartco                          Georgia-Pacific                  Classic Mouldings
  Kentile                         Homasote                         Contact Lumber
  Mannington                      Icynene                          Flex Trim
  Pergo                           Johns Manville                   Fypon
  Robbins                         Knauf                            Georgia-Pacific
  Tarkett                         Owens Corning                    Goodwin Heart Pine
  Wilsonart                       Pactiv                           M.L. Condon Co.
  Other________________           US Green Fiber (Cocoon)          Marley Mouldings
                                  Other________________            Melton Classics
GARAGE DOOR OPENERS                                                Mid-America
  Chamberlain (LiftMaster)     KITCHEN APPLIANCES                  New England Classic
  Clopay                          Amana                            Royal
  Overhead Door                   Bosch                            Style Solutions
  Raynor                          Frigidaire                       White River
  Wayne-Dalton                    GE Appliances                    Woodgrain Millwork
  Other________________           Hotpoint                         Other________________
                                  Jenn-Air
HOME SYSTEMS & CONTROLS           Kenmore
  Broan-NuTone                    KitchenAid
  Elk Products                    LG Electronics
  Home Automation Inc. (HAI)      Magic Chef
  Home Director                   Marvel
  Honeywell                       Maytag
ROOFING                             Eljer
   Alcoa                            Elkay
   Atlas                            Kohler
   CertainTeed                      Sterling
   Custom-Bilt Metals               Swan
   Decra                            Transolid
   Dura-Loc                         Other________________
   Elk
   Englert                       VANITIES, BATHROOM
   GAF                              Aristokraft
   Georgia-Pacific                  KraftMaid
   Ludowici Roof Tile               MasterCraft
   Meeker Cedar Products            Merillat
   MonierLifetile                   Wellborn
   Owens Corning                    Yorktowne
   Tamko                            Other________________
   US Tile
   Other________________         WATER HEATERS
                                    A.O. Smith
SECURITY SYSTEMS                    Bosch
   ADT                              Rheem
   Aiphone                          State Industries
   Elk Products                     Weil-McLain
   Honeywell                        Other________________
   Westec
   Other________________         W IN DO W S
                                    Andersen
SIDING                              Atrium
   ABTco                            Caradco (Jeld-Wen)
   Alcoa                            CertainTeed
   Alside                           Crestline
   Ashland-Davis                    Eagle
   Boise HomePlate                  Hurd Millwork
   Boral Bricks                     Hy-Lite Products
   Cemplank                         Integrity
   CertainTeed                      Kolbe & Kolbe
   Crane Performance Siding         Loewen
   Cultured Stone                   Louisiana-Pacific
   Gentek                           Marvin
   Georgia-Pacific                  Milgard
   Heartland Building Products      Norco (Jeld-Wen)
   James Hardie                     Owens Corning
   Louisiana-Pacific                Peachtree
   Mastic                           Pella
   Nailite                          PGT
   Nichiha                          Pozzi (Jeld-Wen)
   Norandex                         Semco
   Owens Corning                    Simonton Windows
   Revere                           Solatube
   Reynolds                         Summit (Jeld-Wen)
   Rollex                           Superseal
   Royal Building Products          Velux
   Shakertown                       Vetter
   Weyerhaeuser                     Weather Shield
   Wolverine                        Windsor
   Other________________                Other________________

SINKS
   American Standard
   Blanco
   Briggs
   Corian (DuPont)
   Crane Plumbing
                                             REQUIREMENT FACTORS/JUDGING SCALE
                                             (categories 11-13)



In order to help you better understand what the judges are looking are looking for from each entry, we have included a
sample judging tally sheet.



Criteria                                       Range of Scores                Score

Exterior Design/Curb Appeal                    0 – 25                         ______

Interior Architecture                          0 – 20                         ______

Construction Quality/Cost Efficiency           0 – 15                         ______

Livability of Floor Plan                       0 – 25                         ______

Judges Discretionary Points                    0 – 15                         ______


                Total Possible Score                                          100

				
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