Changes to the Top 100 National Competition

The National Management Committee have decided that the best and fairest way forward for the Top 100 judging, given the constantly changing situation with COVID-19 is not to re-judge the Top 100. The national judging will be done by the national judges based on the regional scores.

National Awards Gala

At this stage we are still planning on holding the National Awards gala on Saturday 20th November at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland.
We are committed to continuing with House of the Year and to delivering the benefits of the competition to everyone involved, and to giving the industry a reason to celebrate its achievements at a time it is needed most.

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

If you have any questions, please email

Regional Awards Gala Events 2021

Regional Event Dates: 

Bay of Plenty & Central Plateau Region: 9 July, Trustpower Baypark, Tauranga

Nelson / Marlborough / West Coast Region: 16 July, Annesbrook, Stoke, Nelson

Taranaki Region: 16 July, Devon Hotel, New Plymouth

Waikato Region: 23 July, Claudlands, Hamilton

Southern Region: 24 July, Bill Richardson Transport World, Invercargill

Wellington & Wairarapa Region: 30 July, Lower Hutt Event Centre, Lower Hutt

Canterbury Region: 30 July, Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch

Manawatu & Whanganui Region: 6 August, Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North

Mid & South Canterbury Region: 7 August, Hotel Ashburton, Ashburton

Auckland / Northland / Coromandel Region: 14 August, Cordis Hotel, Auckland

East Coast & Hawke's Bay Region: 20 August, Toitoi Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings


Entries were open from Tuesday 5th January 2021 to Friday the 26th February 2021.

Please note:

  • You must be a Registered Master Builder to enter. Click here to be redirected to the entry site.