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Finalists / Winner

- In 2023 Top 5 Finalists Will Receive Cash Prize

     - $ 10,000.00 - 1st (Sponsored by Riverflow Current Systems)
     - $   3,000.00 - 2nd
     - $   1,250.00 - 3rd
     - $      750.00 - 4th
     - $      500.00 - 5th

-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 2023 International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2 night hotel stay (November 13 - November 15)

  • 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

2022 Finalists

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First Place
Rance Schindler - Rance Schindler Design

The Finalists

Second Place 
Whitney Morris - Old North State Landscape Design
Third Place
Minsung Kim - AquaTerra Outdoors
Fourth Place
Brad Holley- Randy Angell Designs