Finalists / Winner

- New to 2021, Top 4 Finalists Will Receive Cash Prize

     - $2500 - 1st

     - $1250 - 2nd

     - $  750 - 3rd

     - $  500 - 4th

-Customized Trophy to 1st Place

-Invitation to Sit on Judges Panel in the Following Year to 1st Place

The winner can be voted on by the attendees of the design class hosted by Mike & Reid at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas.  After video presentations of the 5 finalist's designs, the class will be vote via ballot on the TOP DESIGNER & will be named at the end of the class session.  This vote will serve as a strong influence used by the judges panel to ultimately select the winner.

All Finalists

On Top of Prize Money, 5 Finalists will receive:

  • Up to $350 credit for airfare

  • Up to $150 reimbursement for travel incidentals & meals

  • Free Conference Super Pass for the 2020 International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2 night hotel stay (November 16 - November 18)

  • Design presented in "The Million Dollar Pool Challenge" Conference Program Session

  • Exposure in leading industry print & digital forms

  • Link to company and design featured on

2019 Finalists

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First Place
Alex Tyler - Alchemy Exterriors

The Finalists

Second Place
Lee Kind - Creative Poolscapes
Third Place
Tanr Ross - Poolscapes, LLC
Fourth Place
Carol Kahn - Carol Kahn Designs
PHTA WAVE Student Winner
Anuhya Reddy - University of Oklahoma
Fifth Place
Bo Barnett - KB Custom Pools - Austin, Tx.
Sixth Place
Rance Schindler - Bowen Pools - Flower Mound, Tx.
Seventh Place (Team)
Jim Wolfe - AZPoolz - Chesterfield, Mo.
Seventh Place (Team)
Billy Derion - Derian Construction - Los Angeles, CA
Eighth Place
Jim Brown - Pool Specialists of Oconee - Lake Oconee, GA