Do you have a proposal that showcases mass timber’s application and role as a natural climate solution? Submit now through March 30—winning teams to receive up to $500,000.

Building to Net-Zero Carbon

THINK WOOD — Mass timber is a newer category of wood product that is transforming how America builds, and the SLB and USDA Forest Service (USDA) are proud to support the Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero Carbon.

Designed to expand the use of mass timber in the United States, the competition will showcase mass timber’s application, practicality, commercial viability, and role as a natural climate solution that reduces the carbon footprint of the built environment. The competition will help expand the use of mass timber building solutions and support increased employment in advanced wood products design, engineering, construction, supply chain, and manufacturing sectors.

The SLB and USDA are providing funding for the competition. The funding will support costs associated with the use of mass timber or mass timber hybrid building systems and construction. Funding will also help project teams overcome barriers to the use of a new building material and system, most notably the costs of analyzing design and engineering alternatives and verifying that these solutions comply with applicable code(s).

The competition will share any lessons learned, cost analysis, life cycle assessment (LCA) results, and research findings to help support future projects. It will also advance, accelerate, and prove the business case for mass timber use in project types that have not been widely adopted in the U.S., including institutional, industrial or warehouse/distribution centers, educational, and healthcare environments.

Competition Entry Instructions

If you would like to submit a project for the competition, please download the request for proposals document – which contains all the information you’ll need to provide a qualifying entry – and complete the form below. Please also note the competition deadlines.

Download RFP

Deadlines –


Submission entry period begins

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Competition Q&A webinar

Friday, March 11, 2022

Submission entry period ends

Wednesday, March 30 at 11:59pm ET

Judging concludes

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Recipients notified

Friday, June 17, 2022

Public announcement

June 2022 at AIA Conference on Architecture

Competition Q&A Webinar

WoodWorks, the organization managing the competition, will conduct a live webinar on March 11, 2022, to answer questions from project teams that have entered or are considering a submission. Please note that registering to attend the webinar is separate from completing the competition entry form.

Register for Webinar

Competition Entry Form

To submit a project entry: 1. Complete all fields below. 2. At the same time, upload a proposal document as instructed at the bottom of the form. You should then see a message confirming receipt of the submission. If you need technical assistance with the entry form, contact the site administrator. If you need assistance with your proposal, contact WoodWorks.