2022 Competition Details

Need-to-Know Info – View all Rules, Terms & Conditions here

  1. All entries must be submitted between June 1, 2022 and October 28, 2022 by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time for consideration.
  2. Projects/communities will be considered eligible if construction has been fully completed between January 1, 2021 and October 1, 2022 with high-resolution photos available for use.
  3. Entries from prior years cannot be resubmitted.
  4. Incomplete entries will not be judged and any entry fees will be refunded. If an entry is deemed incomplete by SHN, entry will have 48 hours to address deficiencies identified and if not addressed, entry will not be accepted. SHN will not accept any materials after the entry deadline.
  5. Once an entry is completed and accepted, the entry fee is non-refundable.
  6. A property may enter two categories, such as CCRC and International if the community can be categorized as both, but constitutes two separate entries evaluated against entries in their respective categories.

Categories – View full descriptions here

  • 55+
  • Active Adult
  • Affordable Housing
  • Assisted Living
  • Behavioral Health
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) / Life Plan Community (LPC)
  • CCRC / LPC Lite
  • Dining Renovation *New!
  • Hospice
  • Independent Living
  • International
  • Renovation / Repositioning
  • Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care
  • Small Footprint
  • Stand-Alone Memory Care
  • Wellness: Health & Fitness *New!


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