2017 BLEND & EcoBLEND submissions are now open!
Submission deadline is 5 pm July 28, 2017.
Submission deadline is 5 pm July 28, 2017.
There is no project too small nor too big to BLEND! Whether it’s an addition, new construction, new/redone outbuilding, landscape project, exterior facelift, or something else – residential or commercial – any project (regardless of cost) can BLEND!
We are issuing a call for submissions for the 2017 BLEND AWARD, which recognizes builders, architects and designers whose projects respect existing neighborhood design aesthetics. Eligible projects include new buildings and remodels, renovation or additions to existing buildings, and landscape projects that have been completed since July 1, 2012; projects must be located within the boundaries of the city of Minneapolis. A jury of professionals will select projects to be awarded. SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JULY 28, 2017 by 5 pm.
We encourage all BLEND submitters to complete the EcoBLEND questionnaire as part of their BLEND submission and to be considered for an EcoBLEND Badge! The EcoBLEND Badge is intended to honor projects that not only represent good neighborhood design, but also go above & beyond building code and general expectations regarding the overall environmental 'footprint' of the project.
BLEND Award & EcoBLEND Badge recipients will be announced at the ceremony. Join our email list to get updates from us on this year's BLEND & EcoBLEND Awards submission process and Awards Ceremony.
2017 BLEND/EcoBLEND Eligibilty & Submission Process
Please read carefully before submitting.
All items are to be submitted electronically, with the exception of the design board and submission fee.
Categories: There are two primary categories — Remodel/Addition, New Construction, with an opportunity to indicate landscape, outbuilding/ancillary structure, and/or exterior/façade. There is also a special designation for small projects (under $150,000 total cost).
Fee: $100.00 registration fee per entry. Please make checks payable to: Linden Hills Power & Light. (This entry fee includes 1 framed award certificate and up to 2 unframed certificates for winning submissions.)
1.) Online Submission Form. Complete online submission form, which includes project name, and contact information for submitter, architect, builder, and property owner. Click HERE for online submission form (requires creating an account).
The online submission form requires uploading digital files for (1) the display board (PDF <10 MB), and (2) at least 1 and up to 2 additional photos (JPEG, <5 MB ea). Click here for a sample submission form. This sample submission form is for preparation purposes only. THE SUBMISSION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE. If you encounter problems with the online submission form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your project is to be considered for an EcoBLEND Badge, fully complete the online EcoBLEND Questionnaire, to which you will be automatically directed through the online BLEND submission form. The questions on the online questionnaire are included here, to assist in preparation.
Please note: Identification of the applicant on the display board or project description may disqualify the entry.
2.) Display Board. Create one 22½” x 22½” x ¼” display board. Please review carefully display board requirements and guidelines (see below) before printing your board! Failure to include required elements will negatively impact your project.
3.) Submission fee. Include a $100 check for submission fee, made payable to Linden Hills Power & Light (our fiscal agent). Attach the check to the back of the display board, along with email confirmation of online submission. (If you are submitting multiple projects, you may combine the $100 per property submission fee on one check.)
Display board and submission fee must be delivered at 2916 47th Street West, Minneapolis, between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on July 27 or July 28. All other submission materials must be submitted electronically by 5 pm on July 28, 2017.
DISPLAY BOARD GUIDELINES
Please review carefully display board requirements and guidelines (see below) before printing your board! Include project title on display board, which must match the project title used in electronic submission. Failure to include required elements will negatively impact your project.