Sioux Empire Home Show Seeking Students to Participate in Building Block Competition

SIOUX FALLS, SD, January 16, 2019 --- The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE) is currently seeking students from pre-k through 9th grade to participate in the first annual Building Block Competition which will be held one day only on Saturday, February 23, at the 2019 Sioux Empire Home Show™.

The competition is being presented at the Home Show in an effort to introduce young students into the home-building industry and help build our community’s future construction workforce.

During the competition, students will build a home using a set of building blocks that they are given. Students will be divided based on school grades and their homes will be judged based on creativity, structure and livability. The winning student that is chosen from each of the six competition levels will win $50 cash and medal. Guardians will be given a $2 off coupon for regular admission to the Home Show upon arrival at the competition.


Parents are encouraged to register their student online for free at or call 605-361-8322 to register by phone.

Space is limited to the first 120 students on a first come, first serve basis and applications are being accepted through February 11, 2019. Once selected, the student’s parents will be contacted by email and invited to the competition.

The competition is presented by HBASE in partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction (Greater Sioux Falls Chapter #237) and is sponsored thanks to the following companies:

  • Budget Blinds of Siouxland
  • First Bank & Trust
  • Frisbee Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electric
  • Getty Abstract & Title Company
  • Hebron Brick Supply
  • Home Definition
  • Jeren Homes, Inc.
  • Kitchens & Windows Unlimited
  • Montgomery’s     
  • Starmark Custom Cabinetry & Furniture

The 2019 Sioux Empire Home Show will be held February 22-24, 2019 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and Arena. For more information on the show, visit the official website at

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Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire