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NSHBDA Announcement of the annual 2013 Design Competition

The Nova Scotia Home & Building Designers Association is holding its seventh annual design competition among its members, to find the best designed homes and small buildings in the province. The winning homes and building will be featured in the Fall Ideal Home Show, “NSHBDA Design Competition Gallery”, along with all other submitted designs. They may also be used other media related outlets and the NSHBDA web site, as to promote the Association and it’s members.

Design Competition Categories will be: New Home design,  Reno & Addition design,   Designs, not yet built, Other ,design & Student design.

To enter you must be a member of NSHBDA and new members are definitely welcome. By Dec,15 2012 an entry application/release form along with all the rules and regulations will be available on line at . There is a fee for each submission (waived for students) as outlined in the “Rules and Regulations.  All submissions will be accepted between Tuesday, February 19, 2013 to Monday, June 3, 2013. Early bird deadline will be the NSHBDA meeting of Tuesday, February 19, 2013. From the early bird submissions a names will be drawn. The prize will be a free one  year membership or a $150.00 credit towards NSHBDA in house training. This members submission will also be featured in spring home shows as “featured member”.   There must be a minimum of 20 design submissions received to hold annual completion.  An independent panel of judges will review the designs and select the winners.

The Nova Scotia Home & Building Designers’ Association (NSHBDA) was established in 1995 as the Nova Scotia Home Designers Association to foster the growth and education for home and small building designers in the construction industry.  Members of the NSHBDA have been recognized provincially and nationally, having received multiple Nova Scotia Home Awards, CMHC’s Flex Housing Design Competition, Natural Resources’ Passive Solar Design Awards and previous NSHBDA design competition awards.

With our training and continuing education, members of NSHBDA have assisted many Nova Scotia home owners with the design of their custom designed dream home, their reno/addition design or their small building design project and should be considered by others, as their future design professional.

Contact for more information and a list of members in your area.

Click here to download NSHBDA 2013 Design Competition Rules and Regs

Click here to download NSHBDA 2013 Design Competition Entry-Release Form

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