Annual Awards for Outstanding Hardscape Projects Now Accepting Entries

Winners to be Recognized at Hardscape North America this October 

Entries for the 2021 HNA Awards are now being accepted. The annual awards program honors outstanding residential and commercial hardscaping designs for walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces, and driveways as well as commercial plazas and streets.

New this year, the Concrete Paver Municipality category will identify any city, county, state, or federal project installation. The project submissions must feature interlocking concrete pavement and/or permeable interlocking concrete pavement installations.

The online application is available at Winners will be recognized at an Awards Recognition Presentation on Thursday, October 21 during HNA and will be featured on the HNA website and several other industry publications.

Willow Gates Landscaping LLC was the winner in the Concrete Paver – Permeable category in 2020. “The True North project was our largest PICP installation to date, and a lot of time was spent perfecting the design and installation specifications. It was a challenging and rewarding project and receiving the HNA Awards is the perfect affirmation!” said Jeremy Martin.

Eligible projects include residential and commercial projects in the following categories. In addition, municipalities can now enter the Concrete Paver category.

  • Clay Brick
  • Clay Brick - Permeable
  • Concrete Paver
  • Concrete Paver - Permeable
  • Segmental Retaining Walls
  • Combination of Hardscape Products
  • Porcelain Paver
  • Natural Stone
  • Outdoor Living Features
  • Vintage Installation

All entries, except the Outdoor Living Features and Vintage Installation categories, must have been completed between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2021. Projects in the Outdoor Living Features category must have been installed before 2011. Projects are juried by industry experts for their excellence in design, quality, compatibility and construction.

The early bird deadline for entries is August 6 and the final deadline is September 3.

The HNA Awards are produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and Brick Industry Association (BIA). They are sponsored by Belgard, iQ Power Tools, FX Luminaire and Keystone Hardscapes.

For information or to enter a project:


About Hardscape North America
Hardscape North America (HNA) is North America's leading hardscape trade show and learning event for contractors and distributors/dealers. It brings top-notch education, certification courses, products, and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products, demonstrations, and networking opportunities. HNA is an ICPI event. For more information, visit

About Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
ICPI is the trade association representing the growing industry of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. The association's membership includes producers, contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and distributors. ICPI is the authority for concrete pavers, widely recognized as the best value for pavement systems. The association delivers education and technical guidance leading to awareness, acceptance, and use of segmental concrete pavement systems in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

Photos of award-winning projects from 2020 are available at: