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CATEGORIES

Definitions:

Production Built – means any design that is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization.

Custom Homes – means 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 or Floor Plate – means the overall plan or an entire room of level in a high-rise building showing all suites and/or amenities/common areas for the floor level.

Square Footage – Does not include below grade basement level.

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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% Project Description

15% Innovative use of building materials and product

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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% Project Description

15% Innovative use of building materials and product

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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% Project Description

15% Innovative use of building materials and product

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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% Project Description

15% Innovative use of building materials and product

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Marketing Site Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Exterior Marketing Site Rendering /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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 use of building materials and product

20% Functionality of floor plan

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 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

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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 use of building materials and product

20% Functionality of floor plan

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 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

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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 use of building materials and product

20% Functionality of floor plan

15% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 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

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing exterior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

08. Most Outstanding Mid-Rise Building (4 - 10 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% Project Description

10% Overall interior appeal

10% Overall exterior appeal

10% Use of building materials

Requirements - To Enter

- Number of Storeys

- Building Name

- Project Description

  • 300 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
  • Explain how the building was designed to address them (i.e. small site, odd site dimensions, integration with surrounding buildings, etc.)

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floor plate showing amenities or common areas /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Floor Plan showing layout of suites /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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% Project Description

10% Overall interior appeal

10% Overall exterior appeal

10% Use of building materials

Requirements - To Enter

- Number of Storeys

- Building Name

- Project Description

  • 300 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
  • Explain how the building was designed to address them (i.e. small site, odd site dimensions, integration with surrounding buildings, etc.)

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floor plate showing amenities or common areas /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- 1 Floor Plan showing layout of suites /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

25% Functionality of floor plan

20% Project Description

15% Overall interior appeal

15% Innovative use of building materials

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 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
  • Explain how the suite was designed to address them

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floor Plan showing layout of suites /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

11. Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys 801 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

25% Functionality of floor plan

20% Project Description

15% Overall interior appeal

15% Innovative use of building materials

Requirements - To Enter

- Square Footage

- Number of Storeys

- Model Name

- Project Description

  • 300 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
  • Explain how the suite was designed to address them

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing interior views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 to 3 Photos showing exterior view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floor Plan showing layout of suites /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

* Indicates the categories that have been revised in 2014

Renovations

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

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

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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 were resolved and how?

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "before" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB

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

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

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

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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 were resolved and how?

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "before" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB

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

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

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

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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 were resolved and how?

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "before" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "after" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB

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

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

15. Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation

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

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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 were resolved and how?

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "before" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

  • The camera angle should be consistent between the before and after pictures.

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "after" view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

  • The camera angle should be consistent between the before and after pictures.

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB

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

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

16. Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation

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

- Actual Retail Value of completed renovation or conversion

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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 were resolved and how?

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "before" views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

  • The camera angle should be consistent between the before and after pictures.

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different "after" view /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

  • The camera angle should be consistent between the before and after pictures.

- 1 "Before" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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

- 1 "After" Floor Plan /Max Size: 5MB

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

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

* Indicates the categories that have been revised in 2014

Room Design

17. Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New home 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% 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

- Price Range

- Square Footage

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

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

18. Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New home 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% 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

- Price Range

- Square Footage

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

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

- Price Range

- Square Footage

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

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

20. Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom

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

- Price Range

- Square Footage

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

- Project Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

* Indicates the categories that have been revised in 2014

Project Image & Advertising

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

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

- URL to webpage

  • video cannot be over 2 minutes in length

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

- Number of Storeys

- Project Video Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this video so outstanding?
  • Who is the intended target market and how does the video capture that market?
  • Explain the concept and results of the video

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

22. Best Video High or Mid-Rise Project (3+ storeys) New

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

- URL to webpage

  • video cannot be over 2 minutes in length

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

- Number of Storeys

- Project Video Description

  • 300 words or less
  • Address the Judging Criteria
  • Describe the uploaded content
  • What makes this video so outstanding?
  • Who is the intended target market and how does the video capture that market?
  • Explain the concept and results of the video

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

23. Best Use of Social Media New

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

20% Creative Approach

20% Quantity of Results

10% Project Description

Requirements - To Enter

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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?
  • Explain the strategy and effectiveness of the campaign as well as the tools used
  • Include any web URLs that you feel appropriate

Requirements - To Upload

- Optional - 1 to 3 Photos /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- Optional - 1 to 3 PDFs /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

24. Best Website (Builder or Renovator)

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?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

For this category you may choose whether to upload media or send it in.

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

Please Note: All award-winning entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Ottawa, September 21 to 23, 2014. There is not an
option to pick the display boards up after the conference.

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

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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

- Optional - 1 to 4 Proof of ad placement during the timeframe /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 4 Direct mail piece /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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

Requirements - To Send In

- Print ads from campaign up to 4
- Proof of ad placement during the timeframe up to 4
- Direct mail piece (where applicable) up to 4
- Radio commercial used in campaign up to 4
- Samples of other medias used in campaign

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

For this category you may choose whether to upload media or send it in.

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

Please Note: All award-winning entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Ottawa, September 21 to 23, 2014. There is not an
option to pick the display boards up after the conference.

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

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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

- Optional - 1 to 4 Print ads from campaign /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 4 Proof of ad placement during the timeframe /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

- Optional - 1 to 4 Direct mail piece /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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

Requirements - To Send In

- Print ads from campaign up to 4
- Proof of ad placement during the timeframe up to 4
- Direct mail piece (where applicable) up to 4
- Radio commercial used in campaign up to 4
- Samples of other medias used in campaign

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

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

- Project Descripton

  • 300 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 /Quality: 300dpi

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

- Optional - 4 to 6 PDFs /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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 /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 to 2 Photos showing exterior and entrance /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 2 Photos of interior views of the sales office /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

  • 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: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

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

- Project Description

  • 300 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 /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 to 2 Photos showing exterior and entrance /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 2 Photos of interior views of the sales office /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

  • 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: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

- Project Descripton

  • 300 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 /Quality: 300dpi

  • Showing interior views showing the Judging Criteria

- 1 Floor plan of the decor centre layout /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

  • With dimentsons.

Additional Uploads needed for previous winners

- Optional - 3 Photos showing different "before" views of the project /Max Size: 10MB /File Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- Optional - 3 Photos showing different "after" views of the project /Max Size: 10MB /File Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

  • Needs to be from the same angle as before photos.

- Optional - 1 Floor plan "before" the renovation /Max Size: 5MB /File Format: pdf

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

- Optional - 1 Floor plan "after" the renovation /Max Size: 5MB /File Format: pdf

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

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

- Total Decorating Cost

- Square Footage

- Project Description

  • 300 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?

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views throughout the model home /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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

- Total Decorating Cost

- Square Footage

- Project Description

  • 300 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?

Requirements - To Upload

- 3 to 5 Photos showing different views throughout the model home /Max Size: 10MB / Format: jpg /Quality: 300dpi

- 1 Floorplan /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

33. Best Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure (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

Please Note: All award-winning entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Ottawa, September 21 to 23, 2014. There is not an
option to pick the display boards up after the conference.

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

- Number of Storeys

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

- Project Description

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

Requirements - To Send In

5 complete brochures

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

34. Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ 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

Please Note: All award-winning entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Ottawa, September 21 to 23, 2014. There is not an
option to pick the display boards up after the conference.

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

- Number of Storeys

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

- Project Description

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

Requirements - To Send In

5 complete brochures

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

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:

Architectural Design

Room Design

Project Image & Advertising

On-Site Sales Presentation

Who Helped You?
You will have an opportunity to add companies that have helped you with this project. Companies added must be members of OHBA in good standing. You will be required to include a email address and confirm that we can use their name publicly.

37. OHBA People's Choice Award New

Description Coming

38. OHBA Ontario Renovator of the Year New

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

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 /Quality: 300dpi

- Optional - 1 to 10 PDFs /Max Size: 5MB / 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.

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 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 /Quality: 300dpi

- Optional - 1 to 10 PDFs /Max Size: 5MB / Format: pdf

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