Registered Master Builders continues to monitor the Government updates regarding COVID-19.

As House of the Year judging is unable to start in late April as planned, it is not possible to proceed with the regional events in July and August. The regional events are being postponed until November and these events will be virtual events that will be streamed on our website and our Facebook page. A virtual national event will be held in December.

All this of course is dependent on judging being able to take place and our judges will need to be on the road in August for the November/December events to happen. We will not know if this is possible for a while yet as it depends on New Zealand moving to lower alert levels and national travel once again being possible.

We believe it is important to continue with House of the Year for 2020 and deliver the benefits of this competition to all our entrants and stakeholders.

The health and safety of our entrants, homeowners, judges, staff and the community will always be the top priority, and this will be behind every decision we make.

If you have any questions please email these to

National Gala Event 2020

The Virtual National House of the Year Awards Gala will be held in December. Date TBC.

Regional Awards Gala Events 2020

Virtual Regional Event Dates: 

Auckland Region: TBC

Bay of Plenty / Central Plateau Region: TBC

Canterbury Region: TBC

East Coast Region: TBC

Manawatu/Whanganui Region: TBC

Marlborough/Nelson/West Coast Region: TBC

Mid & South Canterbury Region: TBC

Southern RegionTBC

Taranaki RegionTBC

Waikato Region: TBC

Wellington Wairarapa Region: TBC