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71st Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show

At The Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 3pm-8pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 10am-8pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 – 10am-5pm

HBRA of Central CT 70th Anniversary - 1947 – 2017
Student Home Design Competition

Student Home Design Competition

For almost 70 years the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut has held a Student Home Design contest as part of the Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show. Starting in 1948, the Student Home Design Competition allows students from all Connecticut high schools the opportunity to demonstrate their creative and technical skills and to be recognized for their talents. Additionally, they are provided with the opportunity to win scholarships and awards.

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut sponsors the Student Home Design Competition for students in grades 10 – 12 that are enrolled in design or drafting courses in public and technical high schools across the state.

Each student must include a scale model home with presentation drawings that meet specific criteria. This year’s criteria are to design a three bedroom home not to exceed 2,000 square feet of floor space and the students must include three National Association of Home Builders Model Green Building Guidelines.

Download the 2018 Student Home Design Competition Rules & Entry Form (PDF) below:

2018 Student Home Design Contest Rules

For Instructors: Download the 2018 Student Design Contest Letter to Schools (PDF) below:

2018 Student Design Contest Letter To Schools

Links to help with your design:

Home Innovation Research Labs™ Green Homes & Products
Energy Star

You can also download this booklet published by the National Association of Home Builders:

The first place design will win a $1,000 cash prize and a $1,500 scholarship for students pursuing further educational degrees. In April, the winners, their parents, and their teachers will be honored at a special dinner hosted by the HBRA of Central Connecticut.

What You Can Win

All completed entries from each school are to be submitted for official judging. Awards will be as follows:

1st Prize

$1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner and a $1,500 scholarship shall be presented upon evidence of matriculation in one of the programs listed below:

Construction Management
Construction Technology
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering

2nd Prize

$600 cash prize and a $750 scholarship with the same criteria as above

3rd Prize

$300 cash prize

4th Prize

$100 cash prize

Scholarships shall be presented upon graduation from high school and is to be used within two (2) years of that time. The school of the student winning first place shall receive a plaque which includes the name of the school, the teacher and the student.

Additional awards may be given for areas of excellence. In the past, these categories included – at the judge’s discretion:

Green Building
Energy Efficiency
Structural Detail
Thinking Outside the Box
Unique Model Presentation
Best First Time Entry for a School

Each award is $500 and will be given to the student’s school to enhance the department curriculum.


Last Year’s Winners

Use the slide show to view last year’s recipients:

HBRA Design Cafe featuring Pottery Barn

Learn about the latest design trends, tools and techniques to enhance your home. Stop by the HBRA Design Café throughout the weekend to learn from local experts. Click here for our scheduled seminars.

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Exhibitors: Click here for a Live Floor Plan of the CT Home Show.
Student Home Design Competition HBRA Student Home Design Competition
Teen Home Designers Compete for Scholarships

For nearly 60 years, the HBRA of Central Connecticut has held a Student Home Design contest as part of the Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show.

Click here to enter.

2017 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors.

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