This award recognizes excellence in community design and construction. Judging criteria used to determine the winner include aesthetic appeal, land plan, retention of natural features, amenities, community structures as well as layout of streets.
All who enter are encouraged to attend the Building Industry Gala (BIG) Night in October at Mystic Lake Center. You'll be able to accept your award alongside all of our other big winners, in front of the entire Housing First Minnesota membership.
Questions? Contact Nicole Coon at 651-697-7571 or Nicole@HousingFirstMN.org.
Entrant must be a Housing First Minnesota Developer or Builder member. Developments must have had at least one Parade of Homes entry on the tour within the past 24 months to be eligible to enter. Previous winning projects are not eligible. Communities that have previously entered are eligible to enter again.
There is one category for Bennie Entries.
Judges will rate the entry on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest in the areas below.
Layout of home sites and streets
The highest scoring entry in a category will receive the Bennie as long as it received at least 75% of the points possible. In the instance of a tie, the tie-breaker will be the score for community design appropriate to target market.
No runner-up awards will be given.
Judges will be Board of Director members of Housing First Minnesota. Non-member judges from related fields or outside markets may also be used. There will be 5-7 judges.
The entry fee is $300 per entry.
Late materials will disqualify your entry from the competition resulting in no refund of the entry fee. No refunds after the entry deadline.
1. Enter by July 26, 2019
2. Entrants will be sent one invoice for the Bennie entry fee(s) on or before August 3, 2019. Invoices are due upon receipt.
Right to Use Photographs
By submitting a project, you, the entrant, warrant that you have permission from the homeowner and photographer to use project images and photographs. We seek high- resolution photographs as they may be published in industry magazines and used for Housing First Minnesota Promotions.
If photographer credit must accompany photos, please provide the name of the photographer as required for permission.