August 15, 2012 – Quakertown, PA | The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), now in its 8th year, is launching their Third Annual NADRA National Deck Competition. The contest will award builders for their work in 9 categories: Wood Deck Over and Under 500 square feet, Alternative Deck Over and Under 500 square feet, Best Covered Deck which includes porches, gazebos, pergolas or pavilions, Best Dock is new to this years categories as well as a new Commercial Deck category. For builders who spend time on some of those special projects, the final two categories include Best Illumination and Best Unique Feature. Best Overall Deck Project takes it all!

2011 National Deck Competition judge, Glenn Mathewson, states, “From simple elegance to massively elaborate, judging these decks made me wish I was still building them. It was obvious, with no doubt, that these NADRA builders are making dreams come true for their clients.  Amazing work, my friends, amazing!”

NADRA challenges you to enter the competition & upload your best deck projects today. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 25th, 2012. If you are a manufacturer, distributor or lumberyard, challenge your builders to enter their decks. The winners will be announced at NADRA’s big night at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, during the week of DeckExpo!

Whether you enter the contest or not, you are cordially invited to join NADRA on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., for NADRA’s big night. Registration for the event entitles you to a private tour through the museum.  Food and refreshments will be provided. The evening will include NADRA’s annual meeting & awards ceremony announcing the winners of NADRA’s Annual National Deck Competition. It will be an evening you won’t want to miss; an evening where all Industry professionals will be in attendance: From major manufacturers to deck builders, as well as national media contacts, and, of course, your NADRA board of directors.

NADRA is launching a series of contests to give industry professionals a chance to win tickets to the main event at the museum. Stay tuned to NADRA’s FaceBook page and weekly industry brief to learn details about these exciting contests.

The NADRA’s 2012 National Deck Competition is sponsored by NADRA members, Fortress Railing Products & Wolf Distributing. Sponsorship opportunities are still available & needed.

About NADRA:

The North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit corporation. NADRA serves as a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America.  NADRA helps the consumer by providing information on deck safety, design, and products through the website, by responding to consumer inquiries, and through public relations campaigns such as its Deck Safety Month® Program and its Merit Award Program. The association offers educational resources for both industry professionals and consumers, and is continually developing new programs and initiatives to further serve these audiences.