Architectural Design

01. Production Built Home (One storey)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a production-built home (1 storey) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Number of Storeys
  • Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home made efficient use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 1 Marketing Site Plan
  • 1 Exterior Marketing Project Rendering
02. Production Built Home (Two Storeys up to 2500 SF)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a production-built home (2 storeys up to 2500 SF) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Number of Storeys
  • Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home made efficient use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 1 Marketing Site Plan
  • 1 Exterior Marketing Project Rendering
03. Production Built Home (Two - Three Storeys 2501 SF and over)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a production-built home (2 - 3 storeys 2501 SF and over) by an OHBA builder member

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Number of Storeys
  • Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home made efficient use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 1 Marketing Site Plan
  • 1 Exterior Marketing Project Rendering
04. Attached Multi-Unit Home

This award recognizes the best architectural design of an attached multi-unit home (up to 4 storeys) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Number of Storeys
  • Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and floorplan.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to neighbourhood integration; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 1 Marketing Site Plan
  • 1 Exterior Marketing Project Rendering
05. Stacked Townhome Unit

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a stacked townhome unit by an OHBA builder member. The unit must be part of a building that is up to 4 storeys. Entries from the High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite award categories (#11 and #12) are not eligible for this award.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Number of Storeys
  • Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and floorplan.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to neighbourhood integration; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 1 Marketing Site Plan
  • 1 Exterior Marketing Project Rendering
06. Custom Home (Up to 3000 SF)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a custom home (up to 3000 SF) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this custom home stand out?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan
07. Custom Home (3001-5000 SF)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a custom home (3001 - 5000 SF) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this custom home stand out?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan
08. Mid-Rise Building (4 - 10 Storeys)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a new mid-rise building (4-10 storeys) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Number of Storeys
  • Building Name / Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how the design function of the floorplate, in terms of people in their environment.
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of common areas and amenities.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to neighbourhood integration; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this home stand out?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplate showing layout of suites
  • 1 Floorplate showing common areas and/or amenities
09. High-Rise Building (11+ Storeys)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a new high-rise building (11+ storeys) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Number of Storeys
  • Building Name / Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how the design function of the floorplate, in terms of people in their environment.
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of common areas and amenities.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to neighbourhood integration; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this home stand out?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 3 - 5 Exterior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplate showing layout of suites
  • 1 Floorplate showing common areas and/or amenities
10. High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ Storeys up to 800 SF)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a new high or mid-rise condo suite (up to 800 SF) by an OHBA builder member. The suite must be part of a building that is 4+ storeys above grade. Entries from the stacked townhome unit (#5) are not eligible for this award.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Building Name / Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and floorplan.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to neighbourhood integration; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan showing layout of suite
  • 1 Floorplate showing layout of suites
11. High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ Storeys 801 SF and over)

This award recognizes the best architectural design of a new high or mid-rise condo suite (801 SF and over) by an OHBA builder member. The suite must be part of a building that is 4+ storeys above grade. Entries from the stacked townhome unit (#5) are not eligible for this award.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Building Name / Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and floorplan.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to neighbourhood integration; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 - 10 Interior Photos ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan showing layout of suite
  • 1 Floorplate showing layout of suites
12. Lobby Entrance

This award recognizes the best lobby entrance of a multi-unit residential building by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Building Name / Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this lobby best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and floorplan.
    • Describe how the function of the lobby was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this lobby appealing in terms of its interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the architectural design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 photos of interior ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan showing layout of lobby

Renovation (Home or Condo)

13. Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value up to $250,000)

This award recognizes the best home renovation (up to $250,000) by an OHBA builder/renovator member. Please do not include client names or addresses, as part of the project or model name.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Actual retail value of completed renovation or conversion
  • Project Name ( Client name or address is permitted from being used in project naming. )
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this renovation stand out?
    • How does this renovation integrate the new space into the existing space?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the renovation, including construction issues, by-law restrictions.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 4 - 6 Sets of comparative photos showing the "before" and "after" view (
    • Each set consists of 2 files (1 before and 1 after). Therefore 4 sets would equal 8 files
    • Before and after views must be from same angle
    • Both images should either be landscape or portrait - Not a combination of both.
    Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 “before” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
  • 1 “after” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
14. Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value between: $250,001 - $500,000)

This award recognizes the best home renovation ($250,001 - $500,000) by an OHBA builder/renovator member. Please do not include client names or addresses, as part of the project or model name.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Actual retail value of completed renovation or conversion
  • Project Name ( Client name or address is permitted from being used in project naming. )
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this renovation stand out?
    • How does this renovation integrate the new space into the existing space?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the renovation, including construction issues, by-law restrictions.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 4 - 6 Sets of comparative photos showing the "before" and "after" view (
    • Each set consists of 2 files (1 before and 1 after). Therefore 4 sets would equal 8 files
    • Before and after views must be from same angle
    • Both images should either be landscape or portrait - Not a combination of both.
    Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 “before” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
  • 1 “after” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
15. Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value over $500,001)

This award recognizes the best home renovation (over $500,001) by an OHBA builder/renovator member. Please do not include client names or addresses, as part of the project or model name.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Actual retail value of completed renovation or conversion
  • Project Name ( Client name or address is permitted from being used in project naming. )
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this home best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and lot.
    • Describe how the function of the home was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its exterior in relation to its surroundings; and interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this renovation stand out?
    • How does this renovation integrate the new space into the existing space?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the renovation, including construction issues, by-law restrictions.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 4 - 6 Sets of comparative photos showing the "before" and "after" view (
    • Each set consists of 2 files (1 before and 1 after). Therefore 4 sets would equal 8 files
    • Before and after views must be from same angle
    • Both images should either be landscape or portrait - Not a combination of both.
    Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 “before” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
  • 1 “after” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
16. Kitchen Renovation

This award recognizes the best kitchen renovation by an OHBA builder/renovator member. Please do not include client names or addresses, as part of the project or model name.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Actual retail value of completed renovation or conversion
  • Project Name ( Client name or address is permitted from being used in project naming. )
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this renovation best made use of the available space.
    • Describe how the function of the renovation was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this renovation stand out?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the renovation.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 4 - 6 Sets of comparative photos showing the "before" and "after" view (
    • Each set consists of 2 files (1 before and 1 after). Therefore 4 sets would equal 8 files
    • Before and after views must be from same angle
    • Both images should either be landscape or portrait - Not a combination of both.
    Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 “before” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
  • 1 “after” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
17. Bathroom Renovation

This award recognizes the best bathroom renovation by an OHBA builder/renovator member. Please do not include client names or addresses, as part of the project or model name.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Actual retail value of completed renovation or conversion
  • Project Name ( Client name or address is permitted from being used in project naming. )
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this renovation best made use of the available space.
    • Describe how the function of the renovation was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this home appealing in terms of its interior elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this renovation stand out?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the renovation.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 4 - 6 Sets of comparative photos showing the "before" and "after" view (
    • Each set consists of 2 files (1 before and 1 after). Therefore 4 sets would equal 8 files
    • Before and after views must be from same angle
    • Both images should either be landscape or portrait - Not a combination of both.
    Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 “before” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
  • 1 “after” Floorplan (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )

Room Design

18. New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home up to 2500 SF)

This award recognizes the best kitchen in a new low-rise home (up to 2501 SF) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Building Type
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this room design best made use of the available space, including layout.
    • Describe how the function of the room was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this room appealing in terms of its interior elements, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this room design stand out?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the room design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 3 - 5 photos showing different views ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
19. New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home 2501 SF and over)

This award recognizes the best kitchen in a new low-rise home (2501 SF and over) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Building Type
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this room design best made use of the available space, including layout.
    • Describe how the function of the room was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this room appealing in terms of its interior elements, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this room design stand out?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the room design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 3 - 5 photos showing different views ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
20. High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen

This award recognizes the best new residential high or mid-rise condo suite kitchen, including kitchens in stacked townhomes, by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Building Type
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this room design best made use of the available space, including layout.
    • Describe how the function of the room was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this room appealing in terms of its interior elements, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this room design stand out?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the room design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 3 - 5 photos showing different views ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
21. New Home Bathroom

This award recognizes the best new home bathroom by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Building Type
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this room design best made use of the available space, including layout.
    • Describe how the function of the room was designed, specific to the client’s needs.
    • What makes this room appealing in terms of its interior elements, including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • What innovative features makes this room design stand out?
    • Describe any challenges overcome in the room design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 3 - 5 photos showing different views ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
22. Amenities

This award recognizes the best single amenity within a multi-unit residential building by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Building Name / Model Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how this amenity best made use of the available space, in terms of layout and floorplan.
    • Describe how the function of the amenity was designed, in terms of people in their environment.
    • What makes this amenity appealing in terms of its elements including color schemes, fittings, furnishings, and architectural features?
    • Describe any special features or challenges overcome in the amenity design.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan showing layout of amenity space
  • 3 - 10 photos showing different views of amenity space ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )

Image & Advertising

23. Low Rise Project Video (1-3 Storeys)

This award recognizes the best new residential low-rise project (1-3 storeys) video advertised by an OHBA builder member. Only project-specific videos are eligible (not applicable to corporate videos).

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Final Video Product ( Link must be live until end of July for judging purposes. If the video is not available for viewing, the submission may be disqualified. Please include "http:// or https://" in the beginning (https://www.website.com) )
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How the multimedia was designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the multimedia was developed and distributed within budget.
    • Describe the campaign's success, in terms of measurable results, such as views/engagement.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
24. High or Mid-Rise Project Video (4+ Storeys)

This award recognizes the best new residential high or mid-rise project (4+ storeys) video advertised by an OHBA builder member. Only project-specific videos are eligible (not applicable to corporate videos).

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Final Video Product ( Link must be live until end of July for judging purposes. If the video is not available for viewing, the submission may be disqualified. Please include "http:// or https://" in the beginning (https://www.website.com) )
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How the multimedia was designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the multimedia was developed and distributed within budget.
    • Describe the campaign's success, in terms of measurable results, such as views/engagement.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
25. Social Media Campaign

This award recognizes the best social media campaign advertised by an OHBA builder member. Both corporate or new residential project-specific social media campaigns are eligible.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How the campaign was designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the campaign was developed and distributed within budget.
    • Describe the campaign's success, in terms of measurable results, such as new followers, impressions, engagement.
  • Link to all social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Requirements to Upload
  • Campaign activity on each applicable platform
26. Website

This award recognizes the best website advertised by an OHBA builder member. Both corporate or new residential project-specific websites are eligible.

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

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Link to website (Website URL) ( Link must be live and open to the public until end of July for judging purposes. If the link is broken, the submission may be disqualified. Please include "http:// or https://" in the beginning (https://www.website.com) )
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how the multimedia effectively communicates key brand messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How the multimedia was designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the multimedia was developed and distributed within budget.
    • Describe the multimedia's success, in terms of measurable results, such as pageviews, traffic, key insights.
27. Low Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 Storeys)

This award recognizes the best new residential low-rise (1-3 storeys) ad campaign advertised by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Link to Video Ad from Campaign (Optional) ( Link must be live until end of July for judging purposes. If the video is not available for viewing, the submission may be disqualified. Please include "http:// or https://" in the beginning (https://www.website.com) )
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How was the campaign designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the campaign was developed and distributed within budget.
    • Describe the campaign's success according to key performance indicators, including results, if available.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 - 4 Ads from Campaign (Print, Radio, Etc.)
  • 1 - 4 Proof of Ad Placement (Must be within the eligibility period)
28. High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ Storeys)

This award recognizes the best new residential high or mid-rise (4+ storeys) ad campaign advertised by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Link to Video Ad from Campaign (Optional) ( Link must be live until end of July for judging purposes. If the video is not available for viewing, the submission may be disqualified. Please include "http:// or https://" in the beginning (https://www.website.com) )
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How was the campaign designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the campaign was developed and distributed within budget.
    • Describe the campaign's success according to key performance indicators, including results, if available.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 - 4 Ads from Campaign (Print, Radio, Etc.)
  • 1 - 4 Proof of Ad Placement (Must be within the eligibility period)
29. Low-Rise Project Logo Branding (1-3 Storeys)

This award recognizes the best individual community logo for a new residential low-rise project (1-3 storeys) advertised by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • How does the logo reflect key brand values?
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • Describe how the logo branding was developed and distributed within budget.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo
  • 4 - 6 photos showing the logo in various applications
30. High or Mid-Rise Project Logo Branding (4+ Storeys)

This award recognizes the best individual community logo for a new residential high or mid-rise project (4+ storeys) advertised by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • How does the logo reflect key brand values?
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • Describe how the logo branding was developed and distributed within budget.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo
  • 4 - 6 photos showing the logo in various applications

On-Site Sales Presentation

31. New Home Sales Office (Up to 1500 SF)

This award recognizes the best new home sales office (up to 1500 SF) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept in terms of its relevance to the target market.
    • Describe the creative, innovative, and/or technological elements that enhances customer experience.
    • How is the space and functionality designed to appeal to the target market?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan of sales office (with dimensions)
  • 1 - 6 photos of interior ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 - 6 photos of exterior and entrance ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
32. New Home Sales Office (1501 SF and over)

This award recognizes the best new home sales office (1501 SF and over) by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept in terms of its relevance to the target market.
    • Describe the creative, innovative, and/or technological elements that enhances customer experience.
    • How is the space and functionality designed to appeal to the target market?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan of sales office (with dimensions)
  • 1 - 6 photos of interior ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 - 6 photos of exterior and entrance ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
33. Design / Decor Centre

This award recognizes the best design or decor centre for a new residential project by an OHBA builder member. Project-specific and corporate showrooms are both eligible.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe how the design/decor centre maximizes functionality, making the most efficient use of space.
    • What sets your design/decor centre apart in terms of the presenting a range of product offerings?
    • Describe how the finishings, furnishings and accessories appeal to the target market.
    • Describe the creative, design, and/or technological elements that enhances customer experience.
    • Describe the target market, and how the decor centre was designed to reach this market.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 10 photos of interior ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 Floorplan of decor centre layout (with dimensions)
  • 4 - 6 Sets of comparative photos showing the "before" and "after view" (for previous winners) (
    • Each set consists of 2 files (1 before and 1 after). Therefore 4 sets would equal 8 files
    • Before and after views must be from same angle
    • Both images should either be landscape or portrait - Not a combination of both.
    Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
  • 1 “before” Floorplan (for previous winners) (
    • Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area.
    )
  • 1 “after” Floorplan (for previous winners) ( Hand drawn sketches will be accepted. Highlight the renovated area. )
34. Model Home / Suite (Up to 2500 SF)

This award recognizes the best model home or suite (up to 2500 SF) for a new residential project by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Decorating Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • What design elements are featured to appeal to the target market?
    • Describe how the finishings, furnishings and accessories appeal to the target market.
    • What sets your design/decor apart in terms of interior and exterior design?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 5 - 10 photos throughout model home ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
35. Model Home / Suite (2501 SF and over)

This award recognizes the best model home or suite (2500 SF and over) for a new residential project by an OHBA builder member.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Square Footage (SF)
  • Model Name
  • Decorating Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • What design elements are featured to appeal to the target market?
    • Describe how the finishings, furnishings and accessories appeal to the target market.
    • What sets your design/decor apart in terms of interior and exterior design?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 1 Floorplan
  • 5 - 10 photos throughout model home ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
36. Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure (1-3 Storeys)

This award recognizes the best sales brochure for an OHBA builder member advertising a new residential lowrise project (1-3 storeys).

Please note: All entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Ottawa, September 23 - 25 2018.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Number of Storeys
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How was the brochure was designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the brochure was developed and distributed within budget.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 5 photos of completed brochure ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
Hard Copy Requirements
37. High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ Storeys)

This award recognizes the best sales brochure for an OHBA builder member advertising a new residential high or mid-rise project (4+ storeys).

Please note: All entries remain the property of OHBA. Award entries will be destroyed after the OHBA Conference in Ottawa, September 23 - 25 2018.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Number of Storeys
  • Model Name
  • Marketing Budget
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept, key messaging.
    • What creative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How was the brochure was designed to reach the target market?
    • Describe how the brochure was developed and distributed within budget.
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 5 photos of completed brochure ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
Hard Copy Requirements

Innovation

38. Innovation Award

This award recognizes an innovative product/service by an OHBA member that improves the residential and professional home building industry.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Product Name
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 200 max words per question )
    • Describe the concept and key messaging.
    • What innovative elements were strategically utilized?
    • How does the product / service impact and benefit the target market?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 3 - 5 photos of product / service ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )

Prestige Awards

39. Project of the Year - Low-Rise (LowRise)

This Prestige category Project of the Year award is bestowed upon the builder whose low-rise project combines the best overall architectural design, advertising, promotion and on-site sales presentation. Cumulative scores are derived from entries in the categories described below. To be eligible for Project of the Year, the project must be entered into one of the categories in each of the following three groupings. See example highlighted below:

Architectural Design; or Room Design
1. Production Built Home (One Storey)
2. Production Built Home (Two Storeys up to 2500 SF)
3. Production Built Home (Two Storeys 2501 SF and over)
4. Attached Multi-Unit Home
5. Stacked Townhome Unit
18. New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home up to 2500 SF)
19. New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home 2501 SF and over)
21. New Home Bathroom
Image and Advertising
22. Low-Rise Project Video (1-3 Storeys)
24. Social Media
25. Website (Corporate or Project Specific)
26. Low Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 Storeys)
28. Low Rise Project Logo Branding (1-3 Storeys)
On-Site Sales Presentation
30. New Home Sales Office (Up to 1500 SF)
31. New Home Sales Office (1501 SF and over)
32. Design / Decor Centre
33. Model Home / Suite (Up to 2500 SF)
34. Model Home / Suite (2501 SF and Over)
35. Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure (1-3 Storeys)

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Percentage of project sold
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 250 max words per question )
    • How does your project go above and beyond the standard low-rise, in terms of overall architectural design, advertising, promotion and on-site sales presentation?
    • Why is your project the best low-rise in Ontario?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo
40. Project of the Year - High or Mid-Rise (MidHighRise)

This Prestige category Project of the Year award is bestowed upon the builder whose high or mid-rise project combines the best overall architectural design, advertising, promotion and on-site sales presentation. Cumulative scores are derived from entries in the categories described below. To be eligible for Project of the Year, the project must be entered into one of the categories in each of the following three groupings. See example highlighted below:

Architectural Design; or Room Design
9. Mid-Rise Building (4 - 10 Storeys)
10. High-Rise Building (11+ Storeys)
11. High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (up to 800 SF)
12. High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (801 SF and over)
20. High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen
21. New Home Bathroom
Image and Advertising
23. Mid or High-Rise Project Video (4+ Storeys)
24. Social Media
25. Website (Corporate or Project Specific)
27. High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ Storeys)
29. High or Mid-Rise Logo Branding (4+ Storeys)
On-Site Sales Presentation
30. New Home Sales Office (Up to 1500 SF)
31. New Home Sales Office (1501 SF and over)
32. Design / Decor Centre
33. Model Home / Suite (Up to 2500 SF)
34. Model Home / Suite (2501 SF and Over)
36. Mid or High-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ Storeys)

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Percentage of project sold
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 250 max words per question )
    • How does your project go above and beyond the standard low-rise, in terms of overall architectural design, advertising, promotion and on-site sales presentation?
    • Why is your project the best high or mid-rise in Ontario?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo
41. OHBA People's Choice Award (PCW)

Finalists for the Prestige category OHBA People's Choice award are based upon the finalists for the OHBA Project of the Year (Low; and High or Mid-Rise) and are automatically entered in OHBA People's Choice Award. Therefore, there is no submission necessary into the People's Choice Award. OHBA members and the public are welcome to vote for the OHBA Project of the Year winner, once finalists are announced in mid-August.

42. Ontario Renovator of the Year

This Prestige category Ontario Renovator of the Year award highlights an OHBA renovation member company that demonstrates outstanding professionalism and integrity within their business, industry and community.

If you have won Renovator of the Year at your local HBA level, you may qualify to receive a complimentary entry into OHBA Ontario Renovator of the Year. For more information please contact info@ohbaaod.ca

Entries will be judged according to the judging criteria described below, a written description, and uploaded content.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 250 max words per question )
    • How has your company demonstrated sales and marketing excellence that goes above and beyond?
    • What innovations (including but not limited to products, designs, systems, and environmental) does your company adopt and/or employ and why?
    • How has your company demonstrated community service that goes above and beyond?
    • How has your company demonstrated support for the industry (including locally, provincially, nationally)?
    • Why is your company the best renovator in Ontario?
Requirements to Upload
  • Project Logo (if applicable)
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 5 - 10 photos exhibiting the judging criteria ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )
43. Ontario Builder of the Year

This Prestige category OHBA Builder of the Year award highlights an OHBA home building member company that demonstrates outstanding professionalism and integrity within their business, industry and community.

If you have won in Builder of the Year at your local HBA level, you may qualify to receive a complimentary entry into OHBA Ontario Builder of the Year. For more information please contact info@ohbaaod.ca

Entries will be judged according to the judging criteria described below, a written description, and uploaded content.

Judging Criteria
Requirements – To Enter
  • Written Content - Guided Questions ( 250 max words per question )
    • How has your company demonstrated sales and marketing excellence that goes above and beyond?
    • What innovations (including but not limited to products, designs, systems, and environmental) does your company adopt and/or employ and why?
    • How has your company demonstrated community service that goes above and beyond?
    • How has your company demonstrated support for the industry (including locally, provincially, nationally)?
    • Why is your company the best builder in Ontario?
Requirements to Upload
  • Company Logo ( Builder/Developer/Renovator )
  • 5 - 10 photos exhibiting the judging criteria ( Minimum 1500 pixels in height or width. )

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