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13. Best Outdoor Space

Entries include outdoor living areas and/or landscaping, not enclosed. Entries may include enhancements to outdoor space that may not necessarily be covered in other categories such as patios, gazebos, sundecks, front porch areas, outdoor kitchen areas, etc. Entries may include garden areas not part of the structure.



Judges will award points for:

• Functionality (i.e. seasonal use)

• Aesthetics and curb appeal

• Integration of landscape and hardscape

• Creativity of design and integration to overall setting

• Use of materials (i.e. natural; cost-effectiveness; unique)

• Special Attributes

• Garden or recreational enhancements

• Water conservation; recycling, and other environmental considerations



1. Completed Entry Form.

2. Project Statement – In 200 words or less, describe the project and explain how it meets the criteria (bullet form is recommended).

3. CD, DVD or USB flash drive with six digital images of the space.

4. on same CD, DVD or USB, save one hi-resolution (300 dpi) image.

5. One 8” x 10” colour photo print.

6. One copy of site plan, with the outdoor space highlighted, on 8 ½” x 11” plain paper.

7. Release Form (if not primary builder/developer).


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