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It's time to pass in your homework.

Once again, the Departments of Housing and Municipal Affairs, and
Natural Resources want to honor housing design, delivery,
construction, restoration and rehabilitation projects that are
top in their class.

Submissions are now being accepted for the 1997 annual Nova
Scotia Home Awards Program.

The Home Awards Program is open to all residents of Nova Scotia.
It honours homeowners, architects, builders/contractors and
designers for their innovative efforts in home design,
construction, historical renovation and energy efficiency.

Now in its 16th year, the event has become a symbol of excellence
in the province's residential construction industry.

Entries are judged in five award categories:

- home unit design

- home construction/delivery innovation

- home renovation/rehabilitation

- historical restoration

- energy efficiency or alternative energy

The 1996 program attracted 35 entries from across the province.
Previous winners have included a range of housing projects from
single family to multiple units. Awards include a bronze embossed
plaque which can be mounted on the exterior of the home and a
framed certificate of achievement.

"Nova Scotians are renowned for taking pride in their home and
building on tradition, whether you're talking about province,
community or individual place of residence," said Guy Brown,
Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs. "These awards salute
that spirit as well the innovative thinking that has helped us to
build a world-class housing industry."

A jury selected from the Canadian Home Builders Association, the
Nova Scotia Association of Architects and the sponsor departments
review the entries and select the winners. Awards, certificates
of achievement, honorable mentions and letters of merit will be
presented to the winners at the formal ceremony next January.

Entry forms may be obtained at the nearest office of the
Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs or by contacting
Janet Baker in Dartmouth at 902-424-8090 or fax 902-424-0661. All
entries must be received by Oct. 31, 1997.


Contact: Janet Baker
         Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs

         Michelle Whelan
         Department of Housing and Municipal Affairs

trp                     August 8, 1997 - 11:25 a.m.