Excellence In Design

Honoring ABC Builders’ Quality Construction

Excellence in Design is a highly anticipated yearly program that recognizes projects that are outstanding in design, architecture, and highlight the diverse applications of metal building systems. It is exclusive to Authorized Builders, and designed to recognize quality facilities constructed with ABC products, with the winners of each category featured in our annual publication of Excellence In Design. You may gain additional recognition by having your project appear in our printed literature, media, or featured in the ABC website.  

To enter your project, please fill out the form below and upload your images using the form’s integrated upload portal. Professional photos are accepted, but not required. We only ask you submit the full sized, original images so we can modify as needed. If professional photos are submitted, you must ensure we have full marketing rights to those images prior to submitting.

Your submittal grants American Buildings Company permission to use your project images for all marketing purposes, including reference, brochures, website, advertising, and multi-media. Although this year’s submittal deadline has passed, please still submit your project – as it will be entered for next year’s Excellence In Design. 



For each project you submit, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a YETI Tundra 65 cooler. Enter as many ABC projects as you like, that have not been entered in a previous EID year. 





Competition Entry Rules

The information in your submittal is critical, as it may be used for publicity and metal design/build awards in industry trade publications provided to you by American Buildings Company. Your submittal grants American Buildings Company permission to use the images for all marketing purposes.

Please upload high resolution photos with your submittal. DO NOT alter or resize your images. Multiple views of your project are desired. Images such as interior shots, shots from different sides of the building, and photos during the construction progress are appreciated. Professional photos are preferred, but not required.

If you submit professional photographs, you must ensure that American Buildings Company has full usage rights to the photos. Remove any watermarks or markings.

Any ABC building you have completed, that has not been recognized in a previous EID competition, is eligible. Projects must be submitted by October 31st.

PLAQUES – All qualifying entries will receive an Excellence in Design plaque featuring a photograph of your project, the Builder name, location, project name and the architect’s name.

PRESS RELEASES – Press releases will be written for the winning projects for you to send to the publications of your choice. As always, our goal is to provide you with the most free coverage and publicity as possible.

PUBLICITY & MARKETING EFFORTS – We will feature your project in our annual Excellence in Design publication. Your project may be featured in American Buildings’ website. You may receive additional recognition by having your project appear in our printed literature and other marketing efforts. Your project may also be entered in trade publications for competitions, articles, case studies & project highlights.

GIFT CERTIFICATES – Gift certificates redeemable for promotional items & additional framed awards are awarded to the top three projects in each category as follows:
Building of the Year: $500
Top Three (in each category): $200

BONUS AWARD – Builders submitting five or more entries will receive a $200 Master Card or Visa gift card.


ABC's EID Program

Photography Tips

Multiple Angles – Photograph your building from all corners and sides. Interiors are a bonus!

Unmodified Images – Do not crop, recolor, or resize your photos. Please send the original, full sized, raw images.

Good Light – It doesn’t need to be sunny for good daytime photography. If fact, when lighting is soft, it lends itself to enhancing the natural beauty of your building. The best hours are typically near sunrise and 1-2 hours before sunset.

Evening Shots – Night time offers a dramatic, bold option to your building photography.