Welcome to ENR's Regional Best Projects Awards program! We are seeking entries for our annual awards program, which is dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Projects compete in 18 specialized categories, ranging from airport/transit to sports/entertainment. Entries with exemplary safety or sustainability programs can also be submitted for two special awards: Excellence in Sustainability and Excellence in Safety.
Independent juries of industry leaders in design and construction from each of ENR's 10 regional editions will judge the projects using five criteria, including safety, innovation and teamwork. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony later in the year and will be featured in the regional editions of ENR. Projects deemed best in category will automatically compete in the Best of the Best Projects, a national juried competition appearing in ENR.
Entries may be submitted by any of the firms working on the project, but the most successful entries are joint entries incorporating input from multiple key team members, such as the design firm, contractor and owner.
Eligible projects are reviewed by a panel of judges, which will award projects based on the following criteria:
In addition to submitting into one of the 18 categories listed above, entrants can also select to be considered for ENR’s special awards. Only projects with exemplary safety and/or sustainability programs that go above and beyond industry norms should apply.
Submit up to 12 representative photographs in high-resolution digital images (a minimum of 300 dpi at 4" x 6" or larger is preferred) plus one optional supplementary item such as a floor plan or testimonial letter. Photos must not include any text or framing. Please provide the photographer's name for each of the photographs. Applicants should ensure they have permission to copy and send photos to ENR for use without limitations. Any liability for copyright violations shall be borne solely by the applicant.
Early-bird entry fee is $75 through May 13, 2024. Regular entry fee is $110 through June 10. Late entries received after June 12 are $140 each, and the final deadline is June 24. ENR UNLIMITED members should contact their regional editor listed below for more information.
Top category-winning projects will automatically be entered into the national competition and will be judged against the winners from all regions by a jury comprised of construction industry professionals from across the country. The winners of the Best of the Best Projects Awards will be recognized in a special editorial feature in Engineering News-Record, reaching over 150,000 design and construction professionals. One project will be highlighted as Editors’ Choice, selected by the editorial staff of ENR.
Questions? Please contact the appropriate regional editor above