7059 Blair RD, St. 400
Washington, DC 20012

American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) Registration

Please submit one entry at a time.

Cost per entry:

  • $125 – AIBD Members
  • $195 – Non-Members

To register an entry, fill out the form below:

Fields marked with an * are required

Project Identification

Please identify all those involved in the project.

Note: When the entrant is not the sole author, all other participants substantially contributing to the design shall be given credit, regardless of AIBD affiliation or professional discipline.


  • Maximum 5000 pixels in both width and/or height.
  • Maximum file size 100MB.
  • Plans and image files may be uploaded individually, bound together, or combined into one compressed (.zip) file. However, to ensure your files are all kept together and not lost, we recommend you use a compressed (.zip) file.
  • If you are uploading more than 20 separate files, or your file size exceeds 100MB, please contact the AIBD staff to arrange to transfer the files using a file transfer site.
  • Remember to name your files in such a way that they will appear in the order (alphabetically or numerically) you prefer to the judges to view them in.
  • Please include the word "Feature" in the file name of the image you wish to be the thumbnail used when prominently displaying your winning entry on our website.
  • All images and plans must be anonymous (except for Global Choice entries). Please remove any references to firm and client names, as well as the project's exact physical location.

Project Description

The project description below will be made available to jury members for review. Should your entry receive an ARDA award, this description will also be used (in whole or in part) as a narrative during the awards program gala and posted on the ARDA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ResidentialDesignAwards/)

Without revealing your identity or location, briefly describe what you believe to be the highlights of the project, including design, construction, unique or unusual characteristics, etc... The intent of this description is to communicate the design parameters of the project. For example, was it a difficult site? Was the project designed to capture a particular view? Was the project drawn to meet a certain market group -- young family, empty nester? Your comments can serve to underscore what may not be readily apparent in photos or plans.

Media Release

Photos, drawings, and images submitted with the referenced entry number maybe used as part of the American Residential Design Awards gala presentation, future ARDA program marketing materials, the ARDA follow-up within the AIBD Magazine and/or the AIBD trade show exhibit booth whether or not the award has won an award.

Additionally, photos, drawings, and images will be used on the ARDA web pages on the AIBD website www.ResidentialDesignAwards.com as it relates to the judging of all entries and presenting of the winning projects.

This release is intended for the above referenced uses only. If publishers outside of the AIBD request to publish this project or if the AIBD chooses to do a specific article on the project in its publications, direct contact will be made to the designer submitting this project for subsequent approvals for addition uses of the photos, drawings, and images.

Release Statement:

Permission is granted to the AIBD to use any and all photographs, drawings and images, for the use of marketing and presenting the American Residential Designer Awards at the awards gala, on the AIBD website, social media (relating to the promotion of ARDA) within the AIBD magazine and as a part of the AIBD exhibit booth.

Please note! Once a submission is received, you will be invoiced by email.

All registrations and completed entries must be submitted on or before June 12, 2017.

All registrations must be paid on or before June 26, 2017, to be considered for judging.

The Judges reserve the right to NOT award winner(s) in a category.

Attendance at the Awards Gala is encouraged but is NOT required. Awards will be shipped at no charge after the gala.

Entries will not be accepted without a checked box below.