Yes, you may enter again as long as you did not win in that category and if the project is still for sale within the eligibility window (Project that is open for sale between June 23 2016 and June 22 2017).
No – Projects that have won a category in the previous year are not eligible to be entered into a similar category this year.
If it is a production built home, and the model is still being sold between the qualifying periods (June 23 2016 – June 22 2017) then it would be eligible. If you are no longer selling the design during this period then the project would not qualify.
Yes – As long as the project is for sale within the eligibility window (June 23 2016 – June 22 2017). If the category requires to you submit interior or exterior photos you may provide a rendering.
Eligible websites include corporate, project and builder or renovator websites.
Once you have submitted a single project in the 4 required categories, you will automatically qualify for Project of the Year. You will receive a notification on the home page in the Project of the Year section if you have qualified.
Once you have qualified you may choose to enter Project of the Year if you wish. You can then fill out the corresponding application, add the entry to your shopping cart, and pay for the submission.
Aside from the application, you do not need to complete any additional requirements as the information from the individual entries is used to judge the project overall.
While you do not have to keep the headers provided, you must follow the topics outlines by the headers. These are elements the judges are looking for in your description.
Yes – We encourage you to use point form in your project description to be concise.
You can break down the 525 words how you see fit, however we recommend equally dividing the word count between the provided headers.
EPS is a file extension for graphics files. We request EPS. because it is a high resolution file, which allows for a transparent background. This is important for final print materials and on-screen content.
There are a number of acceptable formats for a “Proof of ad placement.” You can supply one of the following; scanned copies of the original ad in the publication, pictures of the ad within a magazine or newspaper, or an invoice showing the dates the ad was run. The most important factor for all formats is that the dates when the ad was published must be evident..
Project cost is always to be pre-tax.
The marketing budget is the cost to produce the final product – this does not include media costs to air or run your ad.
We understand that many companies have their logo on floor plans or renderings. If possible we ask that you remove the logo. If you are unable to remove the logo we ask that it is watermarked, or small in one of the bottom corners. We do this to ensure judging remains anonymous and un-biased.
While you are not required to upload the optional requirements, they help to provide a full picture to the judges.
Once you get to the review section, just prior to adding the submission to your shopping cart you will be able to make any changes necessary to the project or company name.
We ask that you do not use a client name or address in the project or model name for two reasons; first, to keep the privacy of your client, and second to ensure judging is anonymous and un-biased.
Production Built Home: Any design that is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization.
Custom Home: Any design that is unique or reproduced only once on a given site and may include a mass-produced model that is heavily customized by a purchaser to make it relatively unique.
Floor plan: A scale diagram of the arrangement of rooms in a low-rise building. In a high rise building the floor plan would show the layout of the individual suite.
Floorplate: A scale diagram of the arrangement of suites, including amenities and common areas in a high-rise building. Also known as a key plate.
Square Footage: Does not include below grade basement level. Exception – The basement may be included as a storey in the Mid-Rise categories specified.
Site Plan: A plan of the full project / subdivision.
Exterior Project Rendering: An exterior rendering specific to the model/project being entered.
Project Name: The overall project title.
Model Name: Specific to a home or suite.
EPS. Format: EPS is a file extension for graphics files. We request EPS. because it is a high resolution file, which allows for a transparent background. This is important for final print materials and on-screen content.
Social Media: Social media is defined as electronic communication, specifically created for use online, which shares information, ideas, articles, promotions and other content such as videos, blogs etc. and allows interaction with the audience through media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Blogs, Flickr etc.
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