Eligibility Questions

I was a finalist in a category last year but didn’t win. Can I enter the same project again?

Yes, you may enter again as long as you did not win in that category and if the project is still for sale within the eligibility window (Project that is open for sale between June 23 2016 and June 22 2017).

I won in a category last year – Can I apply for the same category with the same project again?

No – Projects that have won a category in the previous year are not eligible to be entered into a similar category this year.

Can I enter a production built home that has been built but has yet to sell?

If it is a production built home, and the model is still being sold between the qualifying periods (June 23 2016 – June 22 2017) then it would be eligible. If you are no longer selling the design during this period then the project would not qualify.

Can I enter a project that is not yet built?

Yes – As long as the project is for sale within the eligibility window (June 23 2016 – June 22 2017). If the category requires to you submit interior or exterior photos you may provide a rendering.

Category Questions

Best Website – What kind of websites are accepted? (i.e. corporate vs. project)

Eligible websites include corporate, project and builder or renovator websites.

  • If you are submitting for a corporate site you can simply enter the company name in all of the fields.
  • If you are submitting for a specific project then you would enter the info that pertains to that project.

How do I qualify for Project of the Year?

Once you have submitted a single project in the 4 required categories, you will automatically qualify for Project of the Year. You will receive a notification on the home page in the Project of the Year section if you have qualified.

Once you have qualified you may choose to enter Project of the Year if you wish. You can then fill out the corresponding application, add the entry to your shopping cart, and pay for the submission.

Aside from the application, you do not need to complete any additional requirements as the information from the individual entries is used to judge the project overall.

Entry Requirements Questions

Do I have to use the headers provided in the project description?

While you do not have to keep the headers provided, you must follow the topics outlines by the headers. These are elements the judges are looking for in your description.

Can I use point form for my project description?

Yes – We encourage you to use point form in your project description to be concise.

I have a maximum of 525 words for my project description. How does that break down under each heading?

You can break down the 525 words how you see fit, however we recommend equally dividing the word count between the provided headers.

I have to upload my company and project logo in eps. – What does this mean?

EPS is a file extension for graphics files. We request EPS. because it is a high resolution file, which allows for a transparent background. This is important for final print materials and on-screen content.

What are acceptable formats for a “Proof of ad placement” during the designated time frame?

There are a number of acceptable formats for a “Proof of ad placement.” You can supply one of the following; scanned copies of the original ad in the publication, pictures of the ad within a magazine or newspaper, or an invoice showing the dates the ad was run. The most important factor for all formats is that the dates when the ad was published must be evident..

When you ask for the project cost in Renovation, Room Design and Custom Home Categories, is that pre or post tax?

Project cost is always to be pre-tax.

When you ask for a marketing budget does that include the cost of putting together the sales brochure and media marketing costs?

The marketing budget is the cost to produce the final product – this does not include media costs to air or run your ad.

I noticed that you do not want any reference of our company in the project description to keep it anonymous. Does that apply to the Floorplan and marketing materials as well? We have it watermarked on all of our plans.

We understand that many companies have their logo on floor plans or renderings. If possible we ask that you remove the logo. If you are unable to remove the logo we ask that it is watermarked, or small in one of the bottom corners. We do this to ensure judging remains anonymous and un-biased.

I see there are “optional” requirements. What impact do these additional elements have?

While you are not required to upload the optional requirements, they help to provide a full picture to the judges.

I put in the wrong project name. Can I change it?

Once you get to the review section, just prior to adding the submission to your shopping cart you will be able to make any changes necessary to the project or company name.

Why can’t a client name appear in my project or model name?

We ask that you do not use a client name or address in the project or model name for two reasons; first, to keep the privacy of your client, and second to ensure judging is anonymous and un-biased.

Production Built Home: Any design that is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization.

Custom Home: Any design that is unique or reproduced only once on a given site and may include a mass-produced model that is heavily customized by a purchaser to make it relatively unique.

Floor plan: A scale diagram of the arrangement of rooms in a low-rise building. In a high rise building the floor plan would show the layout of the individual suite.

Floorplate: A scale diagram of the arrangement of suites, including amenities and common areas in a high-rise building. Also known as a key plate.

Square Footage: Does not include below grade basement level. Exception – The basement may be included as a storey in the Mid-Rise categories specified.

Site Plan: A plan of the full project / subdivision.

Exterior Project Rendering: An exterior rendering specific to the model/project being entered.

Project Name: The overall project title.

Model Name: Specific to a home or suite.

EPS. Format: EPS is a file extension for graphics files. We request EPS. because it is a high resolution file, which allows for a transparent background. This is important for final print materials and on-screen content.

Social Media: Social media is defined as electronic communication, specifically created for use online, which shares information, ideas, articles, promotions and other content such as videos, blogs etc. and allows interaction with the audience through media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Blogs, Flickr etc.

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Architectural Design

01. Most Outstanding Production Built Home (One storey)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

25% Functionality of floor plan

20% Overall exterior appeal

20% Creative use of space

20% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Plan of the full project / subdivision

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Specific to the model being entered

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

02. Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys up to 2500 sq. ft.)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

25% Functionality of floor plan

20% Overall exterior appeal

20% Creative use of space

20% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Plan of the full project / subdivision

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Specific to the model being entered

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

03. Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys 2501 sq. ft. and over)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

25% Functionality of floor plan

20% Overall exterior appeal

20% Creative use of space

20% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Plan of the full project / subdivision

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Specific to the model being entered

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

04. Most Outstanding Attached Multi-Unit Home (semi/town home/stacked)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

25% Functionality of floor plan

20% Overall exterior appeal

20% Creative use of space

20% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Plan of the full project / subdivision

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Specific to the model being entered

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

05. Most Outstanding Custom Home (Up to 3000 sq. ft.)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

25% Creative use of space

20% Overall exterior appeal

20% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

20% Functionality of floor plan

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this customization was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • Describe unique features requested by the client
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

06. Most Outstanding Custom Home (3001-5000 sq. ft.)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

25% Creative use of space

20% Overall exterior appeal

20% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

20% Functionality of floor plan

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this customization was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • Describe unique features requested by the client
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

07. Most Outstanding Custom Home (5001 sq. ft. and over)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

25% Creative use of space

20% Overall exterior appeal

20% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

20% Functionality of floor plan

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this customization was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • Describe unique features requested by the client
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

08. Most Outstanding Mid-Rise Building (4 - 10 storeys)

The basement may be included in the count of storeys. A 3 storey plus basement will be recognized as a 4 storey if requested.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

20% Functionality and efficiency of floor plate(s)

20% Creative use of common area/ lobby/ amenity space

15% Overall design

15% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

10% Overall interior appeal

10% Overall exterior appeal

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Number of Storeys

- Building Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this was so successful in terms of customer satisfaction
  • List any site challenges/ constraints/ restrictions that existed and how they were addressed
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floor plate showing amenities or common areas /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Floor plate showing layout of suites /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

09. Most Outstanding High-Rise Building (11+ storeys)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

20% Functionality and efficiency of floor plate(s)

20% Creative use of common area/ lobby/ amenity space

15% Overall design

15% Innovative Design (use of building materials and product)

10% Overall interior appeal

10% Overall exterior appeal

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Number of Storeys

- Building Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this was so successful in terms of customer satisfaction
  • List any site challenges/ constraints/ restrictions that existed and how they were addressed
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floor plate showing amenities or common areas /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Floor plate showing layout of suites /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

10. Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 sq. ft.)

The basement may be included in the count of storeys. A 3 storey plus basement will be recognized as a 4 storey if requested.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

30% Creative use of space

30% Functionality of floor plan

15% Overall interior appeal

15% Innovative Design (use of building materials)

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this was so successful in terms of customer satisfaction
  • List any site challenges/ constraints/ restrictions that existed and how they were addressed
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floor Plan showing layout of suite /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

11. Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys 801 sq. ft. and over)

The basement may be included in the count of storeys. A 3 storey plus basement will be recognized as a 4 storey if requested.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

30% Creative use of space

30% Functionality of floor plan

15% Overall interior appeal

15% Innovative Design (use of building materials)

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this was so successful in terms of customer satisfaction
  • List any site challenges/ constraints/ restrictions that existed and how they were addressed
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floor Plan showing layout of suite /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

Renovations

12. Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value up to $250,000)

No client names or addresses should appear as part of the project or model name. Full renovation costs to client to include materials, labour, equipment rentals, etc.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

- Optional - Disclose any materials, labour or equipment that were discounted

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this renovation was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • What were the challenges and/ or constraints that existed and how were they addressed?
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 8 to 12 (4-6 sets) Comparative Photos showing different "before" and "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Upload a before image first, then the matching after image and repeat.
  • A before and after image set should be either landscape or portrait.

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

13. Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value between: $250,001 - $500,000)

No client names or addresses should appear as part of the project or model name. Full renovation costs to client to include materials, labour, equipment rentals, etc.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

- Optional - Disclose any materials, labour or equipment that were discounted

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this renovation was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • What were the challenges and/ or constraints that existed and how were they addressed?
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 8 to 12 (4-6 sets) Comparative Photos showing different "before" and "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Upload a before image first, then the matching after image and repeat.
  • A before and after image set should be either landscape or portrait.

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

14. Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value over $500,001)

No client names or addresses should appear as part of the project or model name. Full renovation costs to client to include materials, labour, equipment rentals, etc.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

- Optional - Disclose any materials, labour or equipment that were discounted

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this renovation was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • What were the challenges and/ or constraints that existed and how were they addressed?
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 8 to 12 (4-6 sets) Comparative Photos showing different "before" and "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Upload a before image first, then the matching after image and repeat.
  • A before and after image set should be either landscape or portrait.

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

15. Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation

No client names or addresses should appear as part of the project or model name.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Innovative design and/or features
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

- Optional - Disclose any materials, labour or equipment that were discounted

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this renovation was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • What were the challenges and/ or constraints that existed and how were they addressed?
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 8 to 12 (4-6 sets) Comparative Photos showing different "before" and "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Upload a before image first, then the matching after image and repeat.
  • A before and after image set should be either landscape or portrait.

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

16. Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation

No client names or addresses should appear as part of the project or model name.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Innovative design and/or features
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

- Optional - Disclose any materials, labour or equipment that were discounted

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Describe how and why this renovation was so successful
  • What were the customer's goals and how did you meet them?
  • What were the challenges and/ or constraints that existed and how were they addressed?
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 8 to 12 (4-6 sets) Comparative Photos showing different "before" and "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Upload a before image first, then the matching after image and repeat.
  • A before and after image set should be either landscape or portrait.

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful.

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

Room Design

17. Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home up to 2500 sq. ft.)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Innovative design and/or features
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Price Range

- Square Footage

- Building Type (House, Multi-unit - 4 storeys or less, Multi-unit - over 4 storeys)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

18. Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise home 2501 sq. ft. and over)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Innovative design and/or features
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Price Range

- Square Footage

- Building Type (House, Multi-unit - 4 storeys or less, Multi-unit - over 4 storeys)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

19. Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Innovative design and/or features
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Price Range

- Square Footage

- Building Type (House, Multi-unit - 4 storeys or less, Multi-unit - over 4 storeys)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

20. Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom

Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom includes all new housing (i.e. low, mid and high-rise, custom homes and new condos). Renovated bathrooms are not included in this category.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Attention to Detail

  • Design and construction
  • Overall balance
  • Overall scale

35% Overall Appeal

  • Use of building forms and materials
  • Innovative design and/or features
  • Creative use of space
  • Functionality of floor plan

25% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Price Range

- Square Footage

- Building Type (House, Multi-unit - 4 storeys or less, Multi-unit - over 4 storeys)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

Project Image & Advertising

21. Best Video Low-Rise Project (1-3 storeys)

This award recognizes the best video created to promote a builder or low-rise / high-rise project, whether on social media, in a sales office, on a website, on television, etc.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Content / Relevance to target market

30% Effectiveness / Results

20% Creativity

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- URL to webpage

  • video cannot be over 3 minutes in length

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Number of Storeys

- Project Video Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What creative elements make this video so outstanding?
  • Who is the intended target market and how is the video content relevant to that market?
  • Explain the effectiveness and results of the video
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

22. Best Video High or Mid-Rise Project (4+ storeys)

This award recognizes the best video created to promote a builder or low-rise / high-rise project, whether on social media, in a sales office, on a website, on television, etc.

The basement may be included in the count of storeys. A 3 storey plus basement will be recognized as a 4 storey if requested.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Content / Relevance to target market

30% Effectiveness / Results

20% Creativity

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- URL to webpage

  • video cannot be over 3 minutes in length

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Number of Storeys

- Project Video Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What creative elements make this video so outstanding?
  • Who is the intended target market and how is the video content relevant to that market?
  • Explain the effectiveness and results of the video
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

23. Best Use of Social Media

Social media is defined as electronic communication, specifically created for use online, which shares information, ideas, articles, promotions and other content such as videos, blogs etc. and allows interaction with the audience through media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Blogs, Flickr etc.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

30% Quality / Engagement of Results

20% Strategy / Effectiveness / Tools

20% Creative Approach

20% Quantity of Results

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this Social Media project so outstanding?
  • Who is the intended target market and how does social media capture that market?
  • Include any web URLs that you feel appropriate
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- Optional - 1 to 3 Photos /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- Optional - 1 to 3 PDFs /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

24. Best Website (Builder or Renovator)

Website must be open for public viewing in order to be judged.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Effective communication for brand / content

30% Ease of use and navigation

15% Creative use of social media

15% Concept and originality

Requirements - To Enter

- Public Website URL

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

25. Best Low-Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 Storeys)

***NEW - No hard copy materials required

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

35% Originality and effectiveness

25% Creative social media

25% Concept and execution

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this ad campaign so outstanding?
  • Address the clients goals for the ad campaign and any results aligned to the goals
  • Include any web URLs that you feel appropriate

Requirements - To Upload

- 1 to 4 Proof of ad placement during the time frame /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 to 4 Print ads from campaign /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 4 Direct mail piece /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 4 Radio commercials used in campaign /Max Size: 10MB / Format: mp3

- Optional - 1 to 4 Samples of other medias used in campaign /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

26. Best High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ Storeys)

The basement may be included in the count of storeys. A 3 storey plus basement will be recognized as a 4 storey if requested.

***NEW - No hard copy materials required

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

35% Originality and effectiveness

25% Creative social media

25% Concept and execution

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this ad campaign so outstanding?
  • Address the clients goals for the ad campaign and any results aligned to the goals
  • Include any web URLs that you feel appropriate

Requirements - To Upload

- 1 to 4 Proof of ad placement during the time frame /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- 1 to 4 Print ads from campaign /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 4 Direct mail piece /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 4 Radio commercials used in campaign /Max Size: 10MB / Format: mp3

- Optional - 1 to 4 Samples of other medias used in campaign /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

27. Best Project Logo Branding (For individual community logo)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

50% Originality

40% Creative and Effective use of logo in various applications

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Descripton

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this project logo branding and design so outstanding?

Requirements - To Upload

- 4 to 6 Photos /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • showing the logo used in various applications such as signs, media, marketing materials etc.

- Optional - 4 to 6 PDFs /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

On-Site Sales Presentation

28. Best New Home Sales Office (Up to 1500 sq. ft.)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

50% Interactive / innovative use of medias

35% Practicality and functionality of space for target market

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this home sales office so outstanding?

Requirements - To Upload

- 1 to 2 Photos showing the interior /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 to 2 Photos showing exterior and entrance /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 2 Photos of interior views of the sales office /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Showing the display of floor plans, site table,closing area and any other display modules

- 1 Floor Plan of sales office with dimensions /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

29. Best New Home Sales Office (1501 sq. ft. and over)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

50% Interactive / innovative use of medias

35% Practicality and functionality of space for target market

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this home sales office so outstanding?

Requirements - To Upload

- 1 to 2 Photos showing the interior /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 to 2 Photos showing exterior and entrance /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 2 Photos of interior views of the sales office /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Showing the display of floor plans, site table,closing area and any other display modules

- 1 Floor Plan of sales office with dimensions /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

30. Best Design/Decor Centre

Note: As of 2010, Design / Decor Centres that have won in this category are not eligible to be entered for 3 years.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

35% Display / traffic flow and execution

30% Variety of product offerings to clients

25% Functionality and efficiency

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Project Descripton

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this Design/ Decor Centre so outstanding?

Requirements - To Upload

- 5 Photos /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Showing interior views showing the Judging Criteria

- 1 Floor plan of the decor centre layout /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

  • With dimensions.

Additional Uploads needed for previous winners

- Optional - 6 Comparative Photos showing different "before" and "after" views /Max Size: 10MB /File Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

  • Upload a before image first, then the matching after image and repeat.
  • A before and after image set should be either landscape or portrait.

- Optional - 1 Floor plan "before" the renovation /Max Size: 11MB /File Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful

- Optional - 1 Floor plan "after" the renovation /Max Size: 11MB /File Format: pdf

  • Hand drawn sketches are acceptable. Highlighting the renovated areas is helpful

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

31. Best Interior Decorating - Model Home/Suite (Up to 2000 sq. ft.)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Styling

  • Use of finishes
  • Use of furnishings
  • Use of window treatments
  • Use of accessories

40% Overall appeal to target market

20% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Model Name

- Total Decorating Cost

- Square Footage

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this model home so outstanding?
  • What were the challenges and/ or the constraints that were resolved and how?
  • How does your decorating appeal to your target market?
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views throughout the model home /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

32. Best Interior Decorating - Model Home/Suite (2001 sq. ft. and over)

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Styling

  • Use of finishes
  • Use of furnishings
  • Use of window treatments
  • Use of accessories

40% Overall appeal to target market

20% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Model Name

- Total Decorating Cost

- Square Footage

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this model home so outstanding?
  • What were the challenges and/ or the constraints that were resolved and how?
  • How does your decorating appeal to your target market?
  • For your convenience, we've added headers to be addressed in your project description

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views throughout the model home /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

33. Best Low-Rise Project Sales Brochures (1-3 Storeys)

For this category you will need to send 5 copies of the brochure to the following.

SEND EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS TO:
OHBA Awards of Distinction Submissions
c/o Krista Slack + Aylett Inc.
20 Leslie Street, Suite 125
Toronto, ON M4M 3L4
Buzzer 1125

Please Note: All award-winning entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Niagara Falls, September 24 to 26 2017.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Initial Impact

25% Creative presentation and use of different medias

25% Conveyance of information to target market

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Number of Storeys

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this project sales brochure so outstanding?

Requirements - To Upload

- 1 to 4 Complete Brochure(s) /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Hard Copy Exhibit Materials - To Send In

  • 5 copies of completed brochure

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

34. Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochures (4+ storeys)

The basement may be included in the count of storeys. A 3 storey plus basement will be recognized as a 4 storey if requested. For this category you will need to send 5 copies of the brochure to the following.

SEND EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS TO:
OHBA Awards of Distinction Submissions
c/o Krista Slack + Aylett Inc.
20 Leslie Street, Suite 125
Toronto, ON M4M 3L4
Buzzer 1125

Please Note: All award-winning entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Niagara Falls, September 24 to 26 2017.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

40% Initial Impact

25% Creative presentation and use of different medias

25% Conveyance of information to target market

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Optional - Model Name

- Number of Storeys

- Marketing Budget ($0 - $50K, $51K - 100K, $101K - $150K, $151K+)

- Project Description

  • 525 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this project sales brochure so outstanding?

Requirements - To Upload

- 1 to 4 Complete Brochure(s) /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

Hard Copy Exhibit Materials - To Send In

  • 5 copies of completed brochure

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

Prestige Awards

35. Project of the Year - Low-Rise (Model homes must be open to the public)

The Project of the Year Award is bestowed upon the builder whose project combines the best overall advertising, promotion, on-site presentation and architectural design.

Cumulative score from entries in Architectural Design, Room Design, Project Image and Advertising, and On-Site Sales Presentation.

To be eligible for Project of the Year, the project must be entered into one of the categories in each of the following four groups. See highlighted example below:

Architectural Design

Room Design

Project Image & Advertising

On-Site Sales Presentation

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

36. Project of the Year - High or Mid-Rise (Must be 50% pre-sold)

The Project of the Year Award is bestowed upon the builder whose project combines the best overall advertising, promotion, on-site presentation and architectural design.

Cumulative score from entries in Architectural Design, Room Design, Project Image and Advertising, and On-Site Sales Presentation.

To be eligible for Project of the Year, the project must be entered into one of the categories in each of the following four groups. See highlighted example below:

Disclaimer: Project must be 50% pre-sold.

Architectural Design

Room Design

Project Image & Advertising

On-Site Sales Presentation

Who Helped You?
This is your opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. In order for these companies to be recognized, they must be members of OHBA in good standing as of June 22, 2017.

By completing this section, be advised that each company that you have given credit to in this submission will become public knowledge and may be publicized in various OHBA marketing materials. In accordance with privacy laws, please ensure that you have obtained permission from each respective company to allow OHBA to use their name and/or logo as a result of your Awards of Distinction submission. If they do not want OHBA to use their name and/or logo, please do not list them as a credit to company.

37. OHBA People's Choice Award

OHBA announces the new People's Choice Award, recognizing your choice of the Project of the Year Finalists.
OHBA members and the public are welcome to judge after the OHBA Project of the Year Finalists are announced in mid August.

Detailed instructions on how to vote will follow once the People's Choice finalists are determined by our judges in mid-August.

38. OHBA Ontario Renovator of the Year

This award highlights a renovation company that demonstrates outstanding professionalism and integrity within their business, industry and community.

If you have won in this category at your local HBA level, you may qualify to receive entry into OHBA Ontario Renovator of the Year free of charge. Please contact Sajida Jiwani at OHBA for more information.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

30% Sales and Marketing excellence

  • list the marketing you do to promote your company or services
  • achievements/awards at the local/provincial/national levels

30% Innovation: highlight company and/or product innovation. i.e. unique designs; innovative products, systems etc.

20% Community Service: company and employee involvement or participation with community and/or charitable organizations.

20% Support of Industry: raising awareness of the association and industry at large, mentorship, positive, ethical relationships with trades and suppliers, participation and the local/provincial homes builders' associations.

Requirements - To Enter

- Project Description

  • 300-500 words
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Include any web URLs that you feel appropriate

Requirements - To Upload

- Optional - 1 to 10 Photos /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- Optional - 1 to 10 PDFs /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 10 Audio Files /Max Size: 10MB / Format: mp3

39. OHBA Ontario Home Builder of the Year

This award highlights a home builder company that demonstrates outstanding professionalism and integrity within their business, industry and community.

If you have won in this category at your local HBA level, you may qualify to receive entry into OHBA Ontario Builder of the Year free of charge. Please contact Sajida Jiwani at OHBA for more information.

You will be asked to add a logo when adding a company and have an option to add a project logo
(File Format: eps / Max Size: 10MB).

Judging Criteria:

30% Sales / Service and Marketing excellence

  • describe your marketing plan to promote your company or services
  • describe and supply proof of your after sales customer service
  • achievements/awards at the local/provincial/national levels

30% Innovation: highlight company and/or product innovation. i.e. unique designs; innovative products, systems etc.

20% Community Service: company and employee involvement or participation with community and/or charitable organizations.

20% Support of Industry: raising awareness of the association and industry at large, mentorship, positive, ethical relationships with trades and suppliers, participation at the local/provincial homes builders' associations.

Requirements - To Enter

- Project Description

  • 300-500 words
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • Include any web URLs that you feel appropriate

Requirements - To Upload

- Optional - 1 to 10 Photos /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Minimum Width and/or Height: 2500px

- Optional - 1 to 10 PDFs /Max Size: 11MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 10 Audio Files /Max Size: 10MB / Format: mp3

Ontario Home Builder's Association - Awards of Distinction