Thirty-three "finest for family living" awards were given to homebuilders Thursday evening by local builder associations.

The annual competition is sponsored by the D. C. Builders Association, the Northern Virginia Builders Association and the Suburban Maryland Home Builders Association. Builders are cited for excellence in design and construction, concern for environment, energy conservation and the value of their products.

Battlefield Builders was the winner in the category of detached houses priced under $90,000, for a house in Minnieville Manor near Manassas. Awards of merit in that category went to Oakridge Housing Corp. for a house in St. Charles and to Hylton Enterprises for a house in Dale City.

Among detached houses priced from $90,000 to $120,000, Fairfield Homes Inc. was the winner for a house at Montclair, near Dumfries. Awards of merit went to Edw. R. Carr & Associates Inc. for a house in Lake Ridge and to Pulte Home Corp. for a house in Montpelier Woods.

In the category of detached houses priced from $120,000 to $150,000, Kettler Brothers Inc. was the only winner for a house in the Pleasant Ridge community in Montgomery Village.

For a detached house priced from $150,000 to $200,000, Greenberg Realty Co. was the winner for a model in Hunters Run in Silver Spring. An award of merit went to William L. Berry & Co. Inc. for a house in Winterberry in the Burke Lake area.

Edward R. Carr & Associates Inc. was the only winner for a house at McLean Station in the category of detached houses priced from $250,000 to $450,000.

For homes priced over $450,000, Crowell & Baker Construction Co. Inc. won first prize for a house in Kentsdale Estates in the Potomac area. An award of merit went to Great Northwest Land Co. for a house on Chain Bridge Road in the Northwest area of the District.

In the town house category under $65,000, Kettler Brothrs Inc. was the winner for a model in Thomas Choice West in Montgomery Vilage. Awards of merit went to Pulte Home Corp. for a model in Carroll Park Manor in the Federick, Md., area and to Kettler Brothers for a model in the McRory community in Mongtomery Village.

For town houses priced from $65,000 to $90,000, Foster Brothers Inc. was the winner for a model in Spring Woods in the Springfield area. Awards of merit went to William L. Berry & Co. for a house in Bayberry Woods in Burke Centre and to WE Building Corp. for a model in Brummel Manor in the Blair Road area of Silver Spring.

Among town houses prices from $90,000 to $135,000, Castro-Holdsworth Inc. was the winner for a model at Mallards Landing in Reston. An award of merit went to MCH Corp. for a model in Orange Hunt Square in the Springfield area.

For town houses priced from $135,000 to $170,000, Peter C. Labovitz & Co., Inc. was the only winner for a Federal Hill model in Falls Church.

Among town houses priced above $170,000, Madison-McLean Associates was a winner for a model in its community in McLean. An award of merit went to Wills & Van Metre, Inc. for a model in Forest Hills in South Arlington.

In the custom house category, Robinson and Thayer Inc. won three awards for private residences built in Clifton and Annandale.

For multifamily low-rise housing, Barrett Linde Builders won a first award for The Court at Third Street and Maryland Avenue NE.

Six home-building firms were honored for energy-saving construction, including their use of insulation, double-glazing, weather-stripping and energy-saving equipment: Globe USA Inc., PAR Construction Inc., Scarborough Corp., Sunshine Homes Inc., Robinson & Thayer Inc. and Poretsky & Starr. CAPTION: Picture, Town house at Mallards Landing in Reston was a winner in $90,000 to $135,000 class. Photo by Ronald A. Beach