Lake Norman Homebuilders Association

The Best of the Lake Design Competition


About the 2018 Competition

The Best of the Lake design competition is one of the most prestigious award events in the Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC region. The Best of the Lake Design Competition was created for:

  • Builders, Architects, Residential Designers, and Craftsman to showcase their talents in quality design and construction.
  • Vendors, suppliers, associates, landscapers, realtors, media and advertising professionals and many other professionals that serve the homebuilding industry.

The culmination of this event will be the annual awards gala, Lake Norman HBA's most anticipated event, where all the winners will be announced and one entry will receive the coveted award, "Best in Show."

Winners of the Best of the Lake Design Competition will be featured in a local Lake Norman magazine.

Who's Eligible?

This competition is open to anyone in the Lake Norman and surrounding areas. Remodeling contractors, architects, builders, developers, kitchen & bath specialists, landscapers, outdoor living specialists and any other industry professional may enter projects completed after January 2016 and before August 2018.


Categories in this year's competition abound so that all skilled tradesman and professionals in the home building industry have the opportunity to enter. A sampling of just some of the entry categories are:

Construction: New Home Construction-Single Family, Custom Waterfront Home-Single Family. 

 Remodeling/Renovation/Addition Projects: Existing home, Kitchen and Bath. 

Special Project: any unique project not covered specifically in other categories. Examples: Green/Sustainable Projects, Light Commercial Projects, Aging in Place/Accessibility/Universal Design Projects.

Outdoor Living Projects: - pool house, docks, deck, patio, pool, spa & landscaping.

 Interior Design & Staging: Residential Interior Design and Residential Interior Staging.



A selected panel of qualified industry professionals will be judging all entries based on the judging criteria for each main category.

Entry Fees


Single Entry (LNHBA Member)

$270 per category
$220 each additional entry

Team Entry (LNHBA Member)

$470 per category
$420 each additional entry

Single Entry (Non-Member)

$770 per category
$720 each additional entry

Team Entry (Non-Member)

$1,020 per category
$970 each additional entry

Team Entry (LNHBA Member & Non-Member)

$770 per category


 Entry and Sponsorship forms can be found on the website under "Resources".

Part I Entry Submission - Deadline - August 28, 2018

Part 2 Entry Submission - Deadline - September 11, 2018


Best of the Lake Awards Gala - Friday, November 2, 2018 The Peninsula Club

For more information contact the Lake Norman HBA at or 704-664-5622. 


As you can see, membership to the Lake Norman Homebuilders Association has its advantages. If you are not a member, joining our association will not only save you money on your entry fee, it also affords you many more benefits that will give you a return on your investment and help you grow your business. To join the LNHBA, click here.



Questions about the competition, entry forms, sponsorships and the awards gala may be directed to:

Beth White, Executive Officer 
Lake Norman HBA
128 Cedar Pointe Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117