The 2021 Builder Awards


We are pleased to launch the 2021 California Home+Design Builder Awards presented by Bath + Beyond, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery and Zephyr, in celebration of the builders and contractors that help designers and architects bring their beautiful work to life!

We invite all California-based building professionals to submit their most recent project or projects for consideration. One winner will be selected from each of the categories listed below. 

Deadline for entry is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, at 5pm PST.

Design by Ruby Dominguez. Photo by  Gina Taro.

Winners across the following categories will be featured in the winter 2021 issue of our magazine:




-Spec Development



*Readers’ Choice: The community will submit their favorite builder/contractor. We will post our top three favorite on our Instagram for voting by October 19.

To be considered, projects must be located in California, completed between Nov. 1, 2019 and September 1, 2021 and must be submitted as entire projects only. Projects that have previously been published in the print edition of California Home+Design are not eligible.

Work in Hermosa Beach by  Pépe Studio. Photo by MANOLO LANGIS of Langoworks.


We offer building professionals the opportunity to submit their entry online. There are three steps to the process:

1. Complete a payment for your submission (one per project, per category) via the Paypal payment buttons below, and take note of the email address you used to make the payment for your submission.

2. Create a DROPBOX link to a master file containing the following items:

-A project brief that summarizes the project in 150 words or less. The brief must clearly state the single category you are entering in addition to your firm name and contact information.

-A list of all products and vendors used in the project.

-5-8 Low-resolution images of the project being submitted (JPEG files should be 100 dpi at 5 by 7 inches). Four images of a product, is sufficient.

-The right to publish all submitted photography, cleared in writing with the photographer(s) by the entrant.

A confirmation of the $100 processing payment to California Home+Design (a screen grab of the confirmation page or a transaction ID number is fine).

3. Email the link with the file (one email per project, per category) containing these items to, using the same email address associated with the Paypal payment for your submission. The subject line must include the Company Name, Awards Category Name and Project Name in order to be considered. Sample format: First, Last, Commercial Development, Hilltop Home.

You will receive email confirmation within ten business days of submitting your entry. Emailed submissions that do not match up to a Paypal payment email address will be considered incomplete and will not be eligible for judging.


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