Enter Our 2023 Home of the Year Contest!

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Architects, interior designers, builders and homeowners: This is your chance to publish a home that will astound our readers with its artistry, unique attributes and beauty—think the Beyoncé of homes. We want you to blow our minds with its state-of-the-art technology or with its art collection, with its unique features that make neighbors green with envy. The winner will be featured in the Nov/Dec 2023 issue of Mountain Living (ML).

DEADLINE: Friday, July 7, 2023 @ 5 pm MST

(And while you’re at it, take a look at our 2022 Home of the Year: Casa Cresta.)

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  • Homes entered in the contest must be completed, fully furnished and owner-occupied primary residences and/or second homes located in Alberta, British Columbia, California (Sierra Nevada region), Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada (Lake Tahoe region), Oregon, Washington, Wyoming or Utah. To be selected for HOTY, entries must be available for publication in ML magazine and may not be published in any competitive publication without written consent from ML magazine until after January 1, 2024.
  • All styles and sizes of homes are accepted.
  • Entries may be submitted by homeowners, architects, builders, interior designers, landscape architects and photographers.
  • Entries must include a completed entry form.
  • Entries must include a 500-word description.
  • Entries must include a signed homeowner’s release authorizing the publication of the home.
  • Hardcopy photographs of the home’s exterior, living room, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom are required. Photographs on thumb drives will not be accepted. Additional shots of special features are optional. Note: Judges will give additional consideration to exceptional photography and styling.
  • Please do not mark photographs with your company name–you may keep the photographers’ names on the images, but there should not be any information identifying your company on the photos.
  • Finalists will later be asked to provide digital imagery.
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelopes are required if you would like your submission returned.
  • Finalist homes must be available for a one-hour walk-through by the judging committee if the committee deems an on-site visit necessary to make final decisions.
  • Limit of one home submitted per firm or homeowner.
  • Work on homes must have been completed after 2017.
  • Homes submitted for the contest must be available to an ML magazine photographer for one full day. Award-winning homeowners, architects, builders and/or designers must be available to be interviewed by an ML magazine writer or editor. (Homeowners may remain anonymous in the story, however, they must agree to an interview.)
  • Employees of WIESNERMEDIA and their families are not eligible to enter.
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  • A completed HOTY Entry form
  • Home Description: In 500 words, describe the home and homeowners; please include details about the architect, interior design, location and furnishings.
  • A signed Homeowner’s Release form
  • Color photographs in hard-copy format—exterior, kitchen, living area, dining area, master bedroom and bathroom. Please also include photos of other areas of interest (media room, library/study, guest rooms, etc.). The quality of photographs can make a difference in the judges’ decision. (Materials will be handled with care; however, ML magazine assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged materials. Please do not send original prints.) Professional photographs must have photo credits.
  • SASE: Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entry if you would like your entry returned.
  • Mail to: Mountain Living, Attn: Home of the Year Contest, 1780 South Bellaire Street, Suite 505, Denver, CO 80222.
  • DEADLINE: July 7, 2023; entries must be received in our office by 5 PM. (Regrettably, we are unable to make exceptions or grant extensions).
  • FINALISTS: We will email finalists asking for digital imagery.
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  • Mail to: Mountain Living, Attn: Home of the Year Contest, 1780 South Bellaire Street, Suite 505, Denver, CO 80222
  • DEADLINE: Entries must be received in the ML office no later than July 7, 2023, by 5 PM MT.
  • July 21, 2023: Finalists are selected and asked to send photography via email.
  • July 28, 2023: Winners are notified.
  • October 9, 2023: Subscribers receive copies.
  • October 18, 2023: Newsstand copies.
  • For further information, please email awards@chlml.com