Any member in good standing with the Ontario Home Builders’ Association as of June 22, 2019, and who has a project that is open for sale or was completed* between June 23, 2018 and June 22, 2019 in Ontario, may enter. All entrants and their credited companies must have an active OHBA membership status as of June 23, 2018 to June 22, 2019.

Only the Builder, Developer or Renovator of the submitted project will receive the award. Team members (i.e. interior designers, architects, suppliers) may receive credit to at the request of the builder, developer or renovator.

OHBA will now be accepting Partner/Group submissions.  A Partner/Group submission are completed by two or more builders who share equal representation on the project. All parties must be aware and agree to the combined submission. Only partner submissions that use the same project in all qualifying categories are eligible for project of the year. One trophy will be awarded on the event night including all partner names. Additional trophies are available for purchase post awards.

Projects that have won a category in the previous year are not eligible to be entered into a similar category this year.

Builder and/or developer submitters in any category, with the exception of the renovation categories must be registered with the Tarion Warranty Corporation in order to enter a submission.

OHBA reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not observe the requirements.

The 2019 Awards of Distinction Program Committee reserves all publishing rights to the materials submitted.

*Applicable to renovation, custom projects, and sales and marketing categories.


Judges are selected from individuals either outside or within the home building industry, representing the many disciplines contributing to new home construction, design and marketing.

Awards will not be presented in categories where the quality and quantity of the work does not warrant a winner.

A minimum of THREE submissions are required for a category to be included in the Awards of Distinction program.

All voting is by secret ballot.


*Please Note: Each of the judging criteria listed is judged on a scale of 1-10 using the written content and assets provided with the submission. 


Awards will only be presented to members in good standing as per the Eligibility timelines.

Marketing, design or other companies submitting on behalf of a builder or renovator will be given an opportunity following the Awards of Distinction gala to purchase additional awards.

Finalists will be announced in mid-August, following the judging process. All category finalists will be contacted directly by OHBA.


*Please Note: Only the Builder, Developer and/or Renovator of the submitted project will receive the award.  Team Members (i.e. interior designers, architect, suppliers) may receive a ‘credit to’ at the request of the builder/developer/renovator. 
Additional awards are available for purchase after the awards ceremony.