How to Enter

How Do I Apply for a Pillars Award?

All applications are completed and submitted through the online system. Except for specific categories, hard copies will no longer be accepted. Please review the criteria for individual category requirements. 

The NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards are grouped into five primary groups: Developer, Affordable, Firm, Individual and Marketing. Applicants can apply for any category for which they meet the criteria. Applicants should review the eligibility and general entry requirements before applying.

2017 Eligibility

To be eligible in the Developer, Affordable or Marketing category, the nomination must pertain to a project that first became available for sale or for rent after Jan. 1, 2014. The same project may be entered for awards in multiple categories. Last year's winners are not eligible for the same award previously won, but may enter other categories. Finalists from previous years are eligible in any category. More than one person from the same organization cannot enter the same project in the same category. In the event that this happens, only the first entry received will be accepted.

2017 Application

Please Note: To complete an application, you need to log in with your NAHB login (if you are a member and expect member pricing) or create a login.

To apply, please complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: Review categories within each category group below
  • Step 2: Click "Apply Now" and select a category by clicking "Submit"
  • Step 3: If entering multiple categories, click "Add Next Entry"
  • Step 4: When finished selecting categories, click "Add to Cart"
  • Step 5: Complete secure checkout

Instructions on how to complete your application are emailed to you immediately after payment is received.

Entry Fees

  • $325 Multifamily Council members per entry
  • $350 NAHB Members per entry
  • $400 Non-NAHB members per entry
  • $25 discount for each additional entry. Does not include credits from previous year's program.

Important 2017 Dates

  • General Registration opens: May 1
  • Submission materials due online: Aug. 4
  • Finalists Announced: Oct. 13
  • 2017 Winners Announced: Jan. 9, 2018 at IBS 2018

Winners will be announced during a live awards recognition luncheon at the 2018 International Builders' Show in Orlando. Registration will be required separate from IBS registration. 

Benefits of Entering & Recognition of Winners

Winners and finalists of the NAHB Pillars of the Industry Awards receive one trophy or plaque for display. Winners can market their award-winning projects as the "best of the best" in the multifamily industry to their colleagues, clients and prospective clients. The NAHB Multifamily Council will also promote all award winners in selected national and trade media.