ENR Northwest once again is accepting entries for its Best Projects Competition, an annual program honoring outstanding achievements in design and construction in categories ranging from health care, higher education and highways to water, energy and industrial plants.

Firms have until July 6 to submit entries. Early-bird discount is June 5.

For newcomers, here's how the competition works: Projects first compete in one of 10 regional contests, with an expert panel of design and construction professionals evaluating projects on the basis of teamwork, quality, safety, innovation and community impact. Winning projects for each of the competition's 20 categories will be profiled in regional editions of ENR. One project in each region also will be named Project of the Year and receive extensive feature coverage in the same issue.

ENR Northwest will honor winners in its Nov. 23 edition. Winning projects in all 10 regions also will be recognized at awards events this fall.

And that's just the beginning.

Winners of regional competitions then will compete against one another in ENR's national Best of the Best Projects 2014 competition. There’s no need to re-enter. Winners will be profiled in the national edition of ENR in early 2016.

To get started, click here.

You can view last year's honorees by clicking here.

Best of luck, and be sure to take advantage of our early-bird discount!