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Entry Forms

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.

Entry Submission Options:

  1. Fill out the appropriate online form per entry.
  2. Pay online or mail check to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110B, Chantilly, VA 20151.
  3. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  4. Completed Online Entry Forms, Fees, and Photos must be at the NVBIA office absolutely NO later than June 1, 2018 at 12:00pm.
  5. SEND TO: NVBIA Attn: GALA Awards, 3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110B, Chantilly, VA 20151

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

Photo Information:

The following are requirements for all photos submitted for the GALA competition:

  • PHOTOS MUST BE AT LEAST 7" WIDE X 5.25" TALL AND AT LEAST 96 DPI, SAVED AS A WINDOWS JPG, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file.
  • Labeled with builder name, category and subcategory, community name, model name (if applicable).
  • CD must be RECEIVED by June 1, 2018 at 12pm.
  • Photos must be submitted with a Photo Release to be found on Entry Forms.
  • Winning entry photos will be used at Awards reception and posted on the website.

Design & Architecture must submit supporting information:

Supply information requested below via PDF or JPG (either electronically with online entry form, or printed copies attached to printed entry form submitted via mail):

  1. Site Plan - such as a plat, photo or graphic illustration showing relationship of unit to site (PDF format)
  2. Photos:
    • 2 interior and 2 exterior photos, professional renderings or portraits of submitted entry* (JPG, JPEG, GIF, or PNG formats)
    • Photo for completed Outstanding Living Space or Architectural Feature in a new home or remodeled home (Category 44) (JPG, JPEG, GIF, or PNG formats)
  3. List of Standard Features and Options included in this entry* (PDF format)
  4. Floor Plan - showing room dimensions* (PDF format)
  5. 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)

*as applicable to each individual category

Community of the Year Entries must submit:

Supply information requested below via PDF or JPG (either electronically with online entry form, or printed copies attached to printed entry form submitted via mail):

  1. Site Plan - such as a plat, photo or graphic illustration
  2. Photos:
    • 2 community photos, professional renderings or portraits of submitted entry* (JPG, JPEG, GIF, or PNG formats)
  3. Project Statement - In 300 words or less, explain the key elements of the community and its most noteworthy amenities or features. How did the design, planning and execution of the community lead to an exceptional place for residents to live? Tell why you think it deserves the Community of the Year award. (PDF format only)