2018 NKBA Design Competition

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              2018 NKBA Design Competition



The Design Competition is now closed.
Winners will be announced at KBIS 2018

Who can enter?

Only NKBA members are eligible. Click here if you would like to join today.

What do you have to gain?

National media attention, special awards and cash prizes presented during a special ceremony during KBIS 2018 in Orlando, Florida, industry recognition, your design(s) featured in NKBA Magazine, on NKBA.org, and in the NKBA Booth at KBIS 2018.

What’s needed?

A project installed between January 1, 2016 and August 4, 2017, clear photos, a concise design statement, elevations and a floor plan to scale, along with a completed entry form. The 2018 NKBA Design Competition Entry Packet provides comprehensive information on the entry process as well as competition rules & requirements.

All entry packets must be received at the NKBA Headquarters by Friday, August 4, 2017.


​*The 2018 Professional Design Competition entries will be available starting June 1, 2017 and closing on August 4, 2017.

Instructional Videos on How To Enter the NKBA Design Competition

Peter Albanese, CKBD former NKBA Design Competition Judge


First Place: $3,000 | Second Place: $2,000 | Third Place: $1,000

  • Small Kitchen
  • Medium Kitchen
  • Large Kitchen
  • Powder Room
  • Small Bathroom
  • Large Bathroom



  • $10,000 each....Best Kitchen and Best Bath
  • $2,000 each......Before & After Kitchen and Bath
  • $2,000...............Budget-Friendly Kitchen or Bath
  • $2,000...............Outdoor Kitchen
  • $2,000...............Universal Design Kitchen or Bath



  • Clay Lyon Builder/Remodeler Memorial Award:  This award is given in memory of Clay Lyon, CR. Clay served on the Advisory Council of Builders/Remodelers from 2006 to 2008. He was then elected to the NKBA Board of Directors as the Council's Board Representative from 2009-2011. He was elected to the NKBA Executive Committee in 2012 where he served as the National Secretary. Clay was owner and operator of Lyon Construction + Design, a residential remodeling company he founded in 2002 in Mission Hills, Kansas. He began his home remodeling and construction career in 1987. He formed his first residential remodeling company in Portland, Oregon where he specialized in homes rich in age and character. His professional experience included work in asbestos abatement, real estate development, custom wood furniture-making and residential energy conservation.  


  • One (1) Honorable Mention to be named for each main category


2018 NKBA Design Competition Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mauri Bailey, National Business Development Manager, at 678-900-2661 or email MBailey@nkba.org.


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