The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) has extended the entry deadline for its System Design Showcase 2014 competition to Nov. 1, 2014, providing an extra three months of time for designers and contractors to demonstrate their creativity and finesse in design and competence in installation before their peers in the radiant and hydronic industry.

The competition categories are:

  • Residential Cooling,
  • Residential Heating,
  • Commercial Cooling,
  • Commercial Heating,
  • Snow/Ice Melting, Electric
  • and Innovation.

Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 1 and include a completed application, a comprehensive description, photos and schematics/drawings. The application may be downloaded from the RPA website.

The RPA’s Technical Committee, made of up industry experts, will screen all projects using a structured evaluation process. Each entry will be judged on presentation, technical merit and impression. The winners will be announced in January during the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting and Conference in Chicago. The conference will coincide with the 2015 AHR Expo.

“This is a great opportunity for our members to toot their own horn. Most of their beautiful work goes unnoticed, and this is their opportunity to gain recognition,” said RPA Executive Director Mark Eatherton. “It also allows the other viewing members the opportunity to see how their associates go about putting these wonderful systems together in a way that makes them presentable.”

For more information, click here, or address any specific questions to Mark Eatherton at 877/427-6601 or Check out previous years’ winning projects.