NEW 2023 NEHEXPO Design/Build Competition

NECMA, in conjunction with the Northeast Hardscape Expo 2023, has energized the Hardscape Design/Build Competition with a new, and engaging format!

Creativity, careful planning, and artful installation by talented landscape contractors is the recipe for a great hardscape project and essential to create a beautiful setting that exceeds a client’s expectations.

The new format for the Hardscape Installer Competition at the NEHEXPO23 addresses the craftsmanship and real-life settings that make outdoor living areas purposeful, functional, and engaging.

This year’s competition area will host select hardscape installers sponsored by the industry’s leading hardscape product producers. The competing installers will be charged with designing and constructing their best vision of an 18’ x 18’ outdoor, residential entertainment area, utilizing only the staff from their company. The settings will be built during the morning of the opening day (March 22) to allow attendees to view construction in real-time.

The finished projects and workmanship will be judged on creativity, practical use of the space as well as technical merit. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges consisting of an ICPI Certified Instructor, and landscape design professionals.

This year’s show will include a People’s Choice Award voted on by all attendees to the 2023 Northeast Hardscape Expo.