Have an exceptional project you've completed in the last year – one that excels in teamwork, innovation, quality, functionality and safety? If the project is located in Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri or Indiana design and construction firms now have until August 3 to enter it in ENR and ENR Midwest's Best Projects Competition.


In all, the competition honors projects in 18 categories ranging from infrastructure, government buildings and landscaping to multifamily residential, transportation and sports facilities. There is literally something for everyone.

Here's how it works: Projects first compete in nine regional contests, with an expert panel of design and construction professionals evaluating each project on the basis of teamwork, quality, safety, workmanship and community impact. Winning projects in each of the 18 categories will be profiled in regional editions of ENR. The panel also will name one of the 18 winning projects Project of the Year, with the winning project receiving extensive feature coverage in the same issue.

ENR Midwest will honor the winning firms in its Nov. 26 edition. All winning projects in all nine regions also will be recognized at an awards breakfast.

Hold on, though. That's just the beginning.

Winners of regional competitions then will compete against one another in ENR's national Best of the Best Projects 2012 competition. There’s no need to re-enter.Winners will be profiled in the national edition of ENR.

This year, we're also inaugurating a Best Projects Safety Award, with regional judges honoring the project that demonstrates the best overall safety record in consideration of the project's size and scope, as well as the challenges team members confronted in executing it.

Entries are free, even for multiple submissions To get started, click here.

Want to see the Midwestern projects honored last year? You can do so by clicking here.

Good luck, and be sure to submit your entries by July 2.