Submissions open for 2019 HNA Awards

April 29, 2019 -  By

The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) announced the 2019 Hardscape North America (HNA) Awards categories, judging criteria and deadlines.

The HNA Awards, open for submissions now, recognize residential and commercial hardscape projects in the U.S. and Canada. These projects can include walkways, patios, driveways, commercial plazas, parking lots, streets and more.

Winning and honorable mention awards in 18 categories will be given to hardscape installation contractors. Designers and product manufacturers of awarded projects will be recognized at the 2019 HNA trade show during the HNA Awards Recognition Presentation.

Dates of note:

  • Monday, April 29: Submissions open
  • Thursday, Sept. 5: Entries close
  • Monday, Aug. 12: Early bird discount of $40

The 2019 HNA Awards categories include:

  • Concrete paver residential (less than 3,000 sq. ft.);
  • Concrete paver residential (more than 3,000 sq. ft.);
  • Concrete paver commercial (less than 15,000 sq. ft.);
  • Concrete paver commercial (more than 15,000 sq. ft.);
  • Concrete paver permeable residential or commercial (all sizes);
  • Segmental retaining walls residential (all sizes);
  • Segmental retaining walls commercial (all sizes);
  • Clay brick residential (all sizes);
  • Clay brick commercial (all sizes);
  • Clay brick permeable residential or commercial (all sizes);
  • Porcelain paver residential (all sizes);
  • Porcelain paver commercial (all sizes);
  • Combination of hardscape products residential (less than 4,000 sq. ft.);
  • Combination of hardscape products residential (more than 4,000 sq. ft.);
  • Combination of hardscape products commercial (all sizes);
  • Natural stone residential or commercial projects (all sizes);
  • Outdoor living features residential or commercial projects (all sizes);
  • Vintage installation for residential or commercial projects installed before 2008 (all sizes).

Awards submissions will be judged on the following five criteria:

  1. Design (including use of color, shape, texture and pattern);
  2. Quality of construction and craftsmanship;
  3. Compatibility with related construction materials and systems;
  4. Construction innovation;
  5. Overall excellence.

Applications can be submitted online. Entrants are asked to submit five photos and written descriptions of completed projects that address the five judging criteria. Members of ICPI, the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and Brick Industry Association (BIA) receive additional discounts for submissions. Produced by ICPI, the HNA Awards are endorsed by the NCMA and BIA. The HNA Awards program is sponsored by Belgard and Keystone Hardscapes.

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