This guide provides an overview of current and upcoming editorial opportunities, rankings and call for entries in the ENR's 10 regional editions in addition to the national magazine.


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Top Design Firms Ranking: ENR's Regional Editions began accepting survey submissions for their Top Design Firms rankings in February. Each region picks one firm as its "Design Firm of the Year" from that year's survey participants. Visit this page to submit your firm's information for inclusion on one of ENR's Regional Top Design Firms rankings. The Regional Top Design Firms surveys have closed for this year. The resulting rankings began publishing online in April.

Top Contractors Ranking: ENR's Regional Top Contractors surveys opened for submissions earlier this year. The extended national deadline of June 1 for ENR's Regional Top Contractors surveys has passed, but surveys remain open for ENR MidAtlantic and ENR New England. Please contact ENR Regional Editor Justin Rice at for more information.

ENR Photo Contest: ENR invites readers to submit photos to its annual The Year In Construction photo contest in the fall. Each year ENR asks our picture-taking readers — individuals and firms, amateurs and pros — to submit their best construction photos taken anywhere in the world between during the past year. We then look for dynamic, well-composed and aesthetically pleasing photos; but only those that show safe conditions and behavior. A panel of judges from ENR, with guests, recently selected the best of the best photos submitted for publication in ENR. The winning photos were published each January. You can view past ENR Year in Construction winners' Gallery online. The call for submissions will go out in Fall 2021 for the next cycle. 

Regional Best Projects Competition We seek entries for our annual awards program, which is dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them. Projects compete in specialized categories, ranging from airports to sports/entertainment. You can learn more about the contest and enter at Early-Bird deadline is June 4, 2021; the final extended deadline is June 18, 2021.

Best of the Best Projects: For the national competition, category winners from ENR's Regional competitions are automatically moved forward. No additional entry or fee is required.

ENR Global Best Projects: Projects can be located anywhere in the world, including the U.S., but at least one firm involved in the project should be working outside their home country. Globally diverse project teams are encouraged to submit. You can find out more info here:  The 2021 Global Best Projects competition's Early Bird deadline is June 28, 2021; the Final Deadline will be Aug. 6, 2021.

Top Specialty Contractors Ranking: To participate in the regional U.S. Top Specialty Contractors survey, please visit this page to get started on the survey. Each region picks one firm as its "Specialty Contractor of the Year" from among each year's survey participants. The deadline for ENR's Regional Top Specialty Contractors survey is June 30, 2021.

ENR's National Surveys: For information on ENR's national and international rankings, visit

Top Young Professionals: This annual program profiles up-and-coming leaders in the design and construction industry. The article appears in the first issues of the year for each of the respective ENR Regional Editions. The 2021 Top Young Professionals contest has launched! For more information, view last year's information page here:   The deadline for this year's Regional Top Young Professionals contest is July 9, 2021. 

National Top 20 Under 40: For the national competition, winners of Top Young Professionals will automatically be entered. No additional entry is required. 

Legacy Award: The Legacy Award honors industry veterans with many years of experience and long lists of contributions to their profession and community. We’ll be looking for nominees with a history of innovation, outstanding career highlights and an engagement within the industry and the surrounding community. Visit for more info and how to submit. The call for entries goes out in the summer. But feel free to send your Legacy Award nominees to the respective Regional editor listed below! 

Regional Top Starts: Each regional publication ranks the largest starts of the previous year. The list is compiled via research and input from the construction community in January and February. You can email your regional editor directly if you have a project you think would be applicable.


With any specific questions about your region, please contact your regional editor:

ENR California Calif., Hawaii
ENR Mid-Atlantic D.C., Del., Md., Pa., Va., W. Va.
ENR Midwest Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., Mich., Minn., Mo., Neb., Ohio, Wis.
ENR Mountain States Colo., Idaho, Mont., N.D., S.D., Utah, Wyo.
ENR New England Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., R.I., Vt.
ENR New York N.J., N.Y.
ENR Northwest Alaska, Ore., Wash.
ENR Southeast Ala., Fla., Ga., N.C., P.R., S.C., Tenn.
ENR Southwest Ariz., N.M. , Nev. or
ENR Texas & Louisiana Ark., La., Miss., Okla., Texas