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Eligibility & Criteria

Eligibility Time Frame:

  • All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.
  • Entries in Marketing Categories 13-23 must have been available to the public between 6/1/17-5/31/18.
  • Sales Achievement Entries in Categories 5-12 are for the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

The Maryland Building Industry Association and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association invite any member firm developing and/or marketing housing and communities in the Washington area to enter.

  • Entries in Marketing Categories 13-25 must have been available to the public between 6/1/17–5/31/2018.
  • Production homes entered must be completed at least through drywall stage by 5/31/18.
  • Custom Homes—Category 43-45, home must be completed within 2 months of 5/31/18.
  • All Advertising and Marketing entries must have been available to the public between 6/1/17-5/31/18.
  • Entries in Categories 13-25 must display Equal Housing Opportunity logo or statement.
  • Builder/Developer, Architectural Firm, Advertising, Marketing or Interior Merchandising Firm must be a member of MBIA or NVBIA.
  • Sales Companies and Sales Persons must be a member of WMSMC.
  • Entries must reflect information as of 5/31/2018.
  • Previously submitted entries can be resubmitted as long as they meet eligibility requirements stated above. 

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Whitson at (703) 953-3504 or Julie Dillon at (813) 480-7239.

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Whitson at (703) 953-3504, Lee Ann Belletti at (703) 953-3524 or Julie Dillon at (813) 480-7239

Eligibility Criteria:

1 Home of the Year $0

CRITERIA: This category cannot be entered directly, and candidates are identified by Judging Teams from the pool of winners in other categories. Only winners of a design and architecture, custom or interior merchandising category are eligible to win Home of the Year. Winner will be chosen by the GALA Home of the Year subcommittee in the weeks following Judging Day. If you are a member of the GALA committee and would like to join the Home of the year subcommittee, please contact Lauren DeSomma at (571) 224-1622.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/2018. Must display Equal Housing Opportunity information, except in the case of custom homes.


2 Community of the Year $485

CRITERIA: Judges look for the relationship among different land uses, special features, street network, landscaping, home/building orientation to streets, amenities and open space. If applicable, judges look at website design, advertising, merchandising, and marketing for the community which must display Equal Housing Opportunity information. 

Community of the Year Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.


3 Hall of Fame $0

CRITERIA: Winner selected from a pool of nominees by the Lifetime Achievement Subcommittee.


4 Sales Person of the Year $0

CRITERIA: Winner selected from the pool of sales candidates by the Sales Achievement Subcommittee.


5 Million-Dollar Club $160

CRITERIA: Salespersons entering Category 5 require minimum sales performance of $1 million net new homes sales volume. (When the sales professional is part of a team, volume should be split accordingly).

Sales Professional must be actively selling during the period 6/1/17- 5/31/18.

Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/18. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.


6 Exceptional Sales Effort $110

CRITERIA: This is a special award category for sales success in the face of extraordinary challenges. Sales volume will be considered but the main judging criteria will be focused on exemplary performance overcoming location or other obstacles to make the sale. High volume sales efforts should be submitted to the appropriate Salesperson of the Year award categories. The judges reserve the right to transfer candidates in and out of this category.

Sales Professional must be actively selling during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/18. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.
7 Outstanding Sales Rookie $110

CRITERIA: Sales Professionals who sold new homes, full time or part time, prior to 6/1/17 are not eligible. Sales Professional must be actively selling during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/18. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.
8 Outstanding Sales Person $110

CRITERIA: Sales Professional must be actively selling during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/17. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.
9 Outstanding Sales Team $110

CRITERIA:  Sales Professional must be actively selling during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/18. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.
10 Outstanding General Sales Manager, Director of Sales, or VP of Sales $110

CRITERIA: This award recognizes the person responsible for the sales functions of a local, regional or national homebuilder for the period 6/1/17-5/31/2018. Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/18. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.


11 Outstanding General Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing, or VP of Marketing $110

CRITERIA: This award recognizes the person responsible for the marketing functions of a local, regional or national homebuilder for the period 6/1/17–5/31/18. Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/18. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.


12 Outstanding Construction Superintendent and Sales Team $110

CRITERIA: This award recognizes the professional interaction and performance between the on site sales and construction teams for the period 6/1/17–5/31/18. Customer communication and satisfaction will be judged in addition to sales and settlement volume.

Please Note–WMSMC membership dues ($97) MUST be paid by 5/31/18. No Sales Achievement entries/submissions will be accepted or awards ordered for unpaid WMSMC members after this date.
13 Sales Office/Rental Office/Information Center $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on function of floor plan layout and ability to visually convey information and communicate the marketing theme, product and builder image and continuity with the marketing program. Upload up no more than 4 images of the sales center along with the floorplan.

Entries must have been available for visiting and open to the public by 5/31/18.

EHO Logo must be displayed.
14 Sales Display $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on function of display and ability to visually convey information and communicate the marketing theme, product and builder image and continuity with the marketing program. Upload up no more than 4 images of the sales center along with the floorplan. 

Entries must have been available for visiting and open to the public by 5/31/18.
15 Website $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on concept, design, ease of use and user experience, information presented, creativity, flow from page-to-page and consumer friendliness.

Website must be 'live' on the web for public viewing sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18 and remain available for review during the judging period.
16 Online Advertising $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the concept, copy, design, production and presentation as it relates to the target market and overall execution and effectiveness. Campaign–2 or more different and related ads.


17 Social Media (Blog, Facebook, Twitter) $485

CRITERIA: Media posts, tweets, or other social media will be judged for a campaign period of up to 4 weeks. It will be evaluated on achievement of the marketing objectives and goal metrics, concept, effective targeting of the identified market, and continuity of media and "brand personality". In your entry form, please identify the campaign period of up to 4 weeks to be judged. In order to be judged, the entry posts, tweets or other social media from the campaign period must remain available on the social media sites during the judging period.

Must be 'live' for public viewing/participation sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.
18 Printed Brochure $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the effectiveness of conveying a product or community theme, copy, overall graphic design, quality of artwork, printing and paper stock, readability and completeness of information.

Brochure must be available to the public sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Two (2) complete brochure packages plus a printout of the entry form must be submitted to NVBIA in order for the entry to be eligible and judged.

Please send complete entries to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview DriveSuite 110-B  Chantilly, Virginia 20151.
19 Print Advertising $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the concept, copy, design, production and presentation as it relates to the target market and overall execution and effectiveness. Campaign–2 or more different and related ads.

Ad(s) must be published sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Two (2) copies of the ad or campaign tearsheets/printouts must be mounted on separate boards plus a printout of the entry form must be submitted to NVBIA in order for the entry to be eligible and judged.

Please send complete entries to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview DriveSuite 110-B  Chantilly, Virginia 20151.
20 Direct Mail $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the concept of the piece(s), design and copy as it relates to the target market and the overall execution and effectiveness. Campaign–2 or more different and related direct mail pieces.

Direct mail must be distributed to the public sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Two (2) copies of mailer or complete campaign plus a printout of the entry form must be submitted to NVBIA in order for the entry to be eligible and judged.

Please send complete entries to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview DriveSuite 110-B  Chantilly, Virginia 20151.


21 Signage $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the concept, copy, design, production and visibility as it relates to the target market and overall execution and effectiveness. Campaign–2 or more different and related ads

Sign must be installed sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Images of the sign(s) must be mounted on boards plus a printout of the entry form must be submitted to NVBIA in order for the entry to be eligible and judged.

Please send complete entries to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview DriveSuite 110-B  Chantilly, Virginia 20151.


22 Audio, Podcast or Radio $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the concept, copy, production and presentation as it relates to the target market and overall execution and effectiveness.

Entry must have been broadcast or made first available on the internet sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.
23 Video (including YouTube) or TV ad $485

CRITERIA:Entry will be judged on the concept, copy, design, production and presentation as it relates to the target market and overall execution and effectiveness.

Entry must have been broadcast or posted to the internet sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.


24 Integrated Marketing Campaign (web, print, multimedia, signage, social media, special events, eMarketing) $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the achievement of marketing objectives, concept, copy, layout and continuity of media used. Entries must include two or more of the following: web, print, social media, out of home advertising such as billboards, television/video, radio, direct mail, signage, special events, and emarketing.

Campaign must be 'live' for public viewing/participation sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Physical copies of print ads and direct mailers must be submitted with a link to the online and broadcast marketing elements of the campaign.  A printout of the entry form must also be submitted to NVBIA in order for the entry to be eligible and judged.

Please send complete entries to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview DriveSuite 110-B  Chantilly, Virginia 20151.
25 The Jim Vance Public Relations Campaign Award $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the concept and strategy of the campaign as it relates to the target market and overall execution and effectiveness. The Public Relations Campaign/Strategy should manage the flow of information between an organization and the public. Activities should include at least 3 of the following: special events, speaking engagements, seeking industry awards, working with the press, social media, and sending out press releases. An emphasis should be placed on non-paid advertising.

Campaign must be 'live' for public viewing/participation sometime during the period 6/1/17-5/31/18.

Physical copies of print materials must be submitted with a link to the online and broadcast marketing elements of the campaign. A printout of the entry form must also be submitted to NVBIA in order for the entry to be eligible and judged.

Please send complete entries to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview DriveSuite 110-B  Chantilly, Virginia 20151.
26 Interior Merchandising, Detached Home $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the professional application of color, texture, materials,  scale, furnishings, accessories, window and wall treatments and how they appeal to the target market.  Pricing is comprised of the base price plus builders' structural options that add additional square footage to the home.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rent, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year! The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.


27 Interior Merchandising, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Two's, Back-to-Back Townhouses, Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo-Ownership $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the professional application of color, texture, materials, scale, furnishings, accessories, window and wall treatments and how they appeal to the target market.  Pricing is comprised of the base price plus builders' structural options that add additional square footage to the home.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rent, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.


28 Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family New Construction, Amenity Space and/or Common Areas $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the professional application of color, texture, materials, scale, furnishings, accessories, window and wall treatments and how they appeal to the target market.  Pricing is comprised of the base price plus builders structural options that add additional square footage to the home.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rent, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.
29 Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family Renovation or Conversion, Amenity Space and/or Common Areas $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the professional application of color, texture, materials, scale, furnishings, accessories, window and wall treatments and how they appeal to the target market.  Pricing is comprised of the base price plus builders structural options that add additional square footage to the home.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rent, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.
30 Interior Merchandising, Multi-Family Model/Unit $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the professional application of color, texture, materials, scale, furnishings, accessories, window and wall treatments and how they appeal to the target market.  Pricing is comprised of the base price plus builders structural options that add additional square footage to the home.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rent, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.
31 Interior Merchandising, Free-Standing Club House $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on the professional application of color, texture, materials, scale, furnishings, accessories, window and wall treatments and how they appeal to the target market.  

All Entries must have been available for usage or viewed by 5/31/18.
32 Design and Architecture, Detached Home (on lots under 7,000 s.f.) $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on relationship to lot and exterior curb appeal, elevations, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light and overall impression. Prices are base prices plus builders structural options that expand the space of the home and any upgraded elevation shown on the model entered in a category.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.

All Entries (including Spec Homes) must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year! The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.
33 Design and Architecture, Detached Home (on lots 7,000 s.f. and over) $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on relationship to lot and exterior curb appeal, elevations, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light and overall impression. Prices are base prices plus builders structural options that expand the space of the home and any upgraded elevation shown on the model entered in a category.

All Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.

Entries (including Spec Homes) must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

 

34 Design and Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Two's, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo-Ownership $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on relationship to lot and exterior curb appeal, elevations, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light and overall impression. Prices are base prices plus builders’ structural options that expand the space of the home and any upgraded elevation shown on the model entered in a category.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.

All Entries (including Spec Homes) must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.

 

35 Design and Architecture, Multi-Family $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on exterior curb appeal, elevation, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light in common areas, livability of any available models, and overall impression. Areas to be judged include units, lobbies, corridors and interior areas throughout building and exterior common spaces.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.
36 Design and Architecture, Multi-Family Renovation or Conversion $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on exterior curb appeal, elevation, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light in common areas, livability of any available models, and overall impression. Areas to be judged include units, lobbies, corridors and interior areas throughout building and exterior common spaces.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.
37 Design and Architecture, Best Adaptive Reuse (A change from former use, i.e. industrial building to loft apartments. Adapted use must be residential.) $485

CRITERIA: Adaptive Reuse – A change from former use, i.e. industrial building to loft apartments.  Adapted use must be residential.  Entry will be judged on exterior curb appeal, elevations, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light and overall impression. Areas to be judged include units, lobbies, corridors and interior areas throughout building and exterior common spaces.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

All Models must display Equal Housing Opportunity information.
38 Innovative Land Planning $485

CRITERIA: More than one unit; can include detached, attached and multi-family for sale or rental.  Entry will be judged on (a) Relationship of units, common space and roads, entry feature(s) (relationship to site), and any on-site amenities. (b) Use of natural features and on-site buildings to enhance site environment. (c) Effectiveness of landscaping in creating value for the site. (d) Continuity of landscaping, street lights, street furniture and signage. (e) Livability and overall impression of the site.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation.

Mixed-use must include a residential component.

All Entries must have been on the boards, available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

Note: Judging includes visit to property at request of entrant, but may be based upon submitted plans and photographs.        
39 Design and Architecture, Free-Standing Club House $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on relationship to homes, common space and roads, relationship to overall community theme, use of natural features to enhance site and building, site planning (relationship of building to lot, decks, walls, walks and parking area), effectiveness of landscaping in creating value for the site, exterior curb appeal (first impression, proportion of structure, materials, color package, detailing and workmanship), interior appeal (first impression, main entrance, appropriate room functions, lighting, windows, special features, materials, finishes and detailing), relationship of amenity package to residents’ lifestyle and overall impression.  

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation. See Entry PDF Information.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

Note: Judging includes visit to property at request of entrant, but may be based upon submitted plans and photograph.     
40 Outstanding Living Space or Architectural Feature in a Product or Product Line $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on relationship to home, first impression, function and livability, special features (built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting), sight lines, use of windows and natural light and overall impression.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation. See Entry PDF Information.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.      
41 Outstanding Implementation of Innovative Design Concepts for a Product Line $485

CRITERIA: Entry will be judged on successful resolution of design challenges, continuity of product line, first impression, function and livability, special features (built-ins, detailing, finishes and lighting), sight lines, use of windows and natural light and overall impression.

Design & Architecture Entries will need to submit a PDF with supporting documentation. See Entry PDF Information.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.
42 Green Building $485

CRITERIA: To be judged under ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard™ with entrant responsible for self-scoring entry on NAHB score sheet*. Score sheet to be provided to judges as reference documentation during their field visit. Entries may include any of the following individual independent specific categories, or a whole/entire green home and/or site.

A) CH 5 lot design, preparation and development (select, design and develop site/lot to reduce homes environmental impact)

B) CH 6 resource efficiency (reduce quantities of materials and waste, enhance durability, use of recycled/reused/resource efficient material and optimize innovative practices)

C) CH 7 energy efficiency (implement an integrated and comprehensive approach to energy-efficient design of building site, building envelope and mechanical space conditioning systems – may include Energy Star features)


43 Design and Architecture, Custom Home, Single Lot $485

CRITERIA: A unique house plan designed for an individual client for construction on a single lot and completed within 12 months of 5/31/2018. Square footage should be measured based on ANSI Z765 standard. Entry will be judged on exterior curb appeal, relationship to lot, exterior site features and landscaping, elevations, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes, fixtures, materials and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light, overall impression and how the home fulfills the project goals as described in the project statement.

Entries will need to submit a PDF/binder (see below note) with supporting documentation.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

Note: Judging will be based upon submitted plans and photographs and judged by Custom Home Panel in lieu of onsite judging.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.

Submission Requirements in 1” maximum binder containing:

  • Professional Architectural Photography: Minimum 2 exterior photograph and 6 interior photographs (maximum 10 photos) need to be clearly labeled by project. Photographer name(s) must be included in file name. Must be 300 dpi and at least 4" high/wide. Only professional photography will be accepted. Low quality cell phone or point and shoot imagery will not be accepted.
  • Magazine ready floor plans and elevations with room labels and dimensions drawn to scale (do not need to be scalable on submission package), at a minimum size of 11"x17" up to full size folded within submission package.
  • Project Statement – In 300 words or less, explain the major design and planning objectives of this entry. Who makes up the target market and how does the design maximize the appeal for those consumers? What challenges did you face and how were they overcome? What aspects of the design and execution helped it stand out from competitors? Explain why you think this entry is worthy of the award. (PDF format only)
  • Site plan showing house location on lot

Submission Binders must be delivered by 12pm on Friday, June 29 to:
GALA Submissions
NVBIA
3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110-B
Chantilly, VA 20151

NOTE: Name of Architect-Builder and consultants are not to be displayed on submission
44 Design and Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home (One-of-a-kind homes, including plans modified from a previously built home, that are built for sale on single lots or in new subdivisions containing less than ten lots and completed within 12 months of the entry deadline) $485

CRITERIA: A unique house plan designed for an individual client for construction on a single lot and completed within 12 months of 5/31/2018. Square footage should be measured based on ANSI Z765 standard. Entry will be judged on exterior curb appeal, relationship to lot, exterior site features and landscaping, elevations, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes, fixtures, materials and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light, overall impression and how the home fulfills the project goals as described in the project statement.

Entries will need to submit a PDF/binder (see below note) with supporting documentation.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

Note: Judging will be based upon submitted plans and photographs and judged by Custom Home Panel in lieu of onsite judging.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.

Submission Requirements in 1” maximum binder containing:

  • Professional Architectural Photography: Minimum 2 exterior photograph and 6 interior photographs (maximum 10 photos) need to be clearly labeled by project. Photographer name(s) must be included in file name. Must be 300 dpi and at least 4" high/wide. Only professional photography will be accepted. Low quality cell phone or point and shoot imagery will not be accepted.
  • Magazine ready floor plans and elevations with room labels and dimensions drawn to scale (do not need to be scalable on submission package), at a minimum size of 11"x17" up to full size folded within submission package.
  • Project Statement – In 300 words or less, explain the major design and planning objectives of this entry. Who makes up the target market and how does the design maximize the appeal for those consumers? What challenges did you face and how were they overcome? What aspects of the design and execution helped it stand out from competitors? Explain why you think this entry is worthy of the award. (PDF format only)
  • Site plan showing house location on lot

Submission Binders must be delivered by 12pm on Friday, June 29 to:
GALA Submissions
NVBIA
3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110-B
Chantilly, VA 20151

NOTE: Name of Architect-Builder and consultants are not to be displayed on submission
45 Design and Architecture, Renovations or Additions (Alterations and Additions to an existing residence for an individual; price reflects final construction cost) $485

CRITERIA: A unique house plan designed for an individual client for construction on a single lot and completed within 12 months of 5/31/2018. Square footage should be measured based on ANSI Z765 standard. Entry will be judged on exterior curb appeal, relationship to lot, exterior site features and landscaping, elevations, color package, workmanship, main entrance – first impression, interior function and livability, special features including built-ins, detailing, finishes, fixtures, materials and lighting, sight lines, use of windows and natural light, overall impression and how the home fulfills the project goals as described in the project statement.

Entries will need to submit a PDF/binder (see below note) with supporting documentation.

All Entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 5/31/18.

Note: Judging will be based upon submitted plans and photographs and judged by Custom Home Panel in lieu of onsite judging.

The winners in this category are eligible to win Home of the Year!  The field of candidates for Home of the Year will be identified through a nomination process by the judges assigned to categories 26-42.

Submission Requirements in 1” maximum binder containing:

  • Professional Architectural Photography: Minimum 2 exterior photograph and 6 interior photographs (maximum 10 photos) need to be clearly labeled by project. Photographer name(s) must be included in file name. Must be 300 dpi and at least 4" high/wide. Only professional photography will be accepted. Low quality cell phone or point and shoot imagery will not be accepted.
  • Magazine ready floor plans and elevations with room labels and dimensions drawn to scale (do not need to be scalable on submission package), at a minimum size of 11"x17" up to full size folded within submission package.
  • Project Statement – In 300 words or less, explain the major design and planning objectives of this entry. Who makes up the target market and how does the design maximize the appeal for those consumers? What challenges did you face and how were they overcome? What aspects of the design and execution helped it stand out from competitors? Explain why you think this entry is worthy of the award. (PDF format only)
  • Site plan showing house location on lot

Submission Binders must be delivered by 12pm on Friday, June 29 to:
GALA Submissions
NVBIA
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