How to Apply

National CotY Awards are now closed.

Click here for the list of 2023 National Winners.

Click here for the list of 2023 Regional Winners.

The National Winners were announced online March 10.

Click here to watch the recording. 

Note: This webpage is for the nationwide CotY awards. Your NARI chapter may have a separate submission process for local awards. 
Check your chapter's website to see their dates.


Thinking of Applying Next Year? Check Out These Tips:

  1. Create a presentation (max 30 pages) that outlines the project goals and highlights the transformation you achieved. 

    • Include architectural drawings, before and after photos (high-resolution and horizontal preferred) and any other relevant project information.

  2. Write a project summary in 100 words or less.

  3. Complete and upload the Client-Contractor Agreement and Photo Release forms.

  4. Submit your presentation, project summary, entry fee and additional supporting documents to NARI HQ by the deadline.


Here's a video that will walk you through the application process step-by-step: 


Additional rules and helpful info:  

For CotY Judges: