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Entry Forms

Eligibility Time Frame:

  • All entries must have been available for sale, rental, sold, or viewed by 3/31/20
  • Entries in Marketing Categories 16-28 must have been available to the public between 6/1/19-3/31/20
  • Sales Achievement Entries in Categories 5-15 are for the period 6/1/19-3/31/20

Entry Submission Process:

1. Complete the entry form for the award group that you are entering, and prepare any required supporting materials as referenced in the category specific entry criteria.
2. Fill out the appropriate online form per entry. You may submit multiple entries at once.

3. Please ensure that the online entry form and the supporting documents use the same entry name. The entry name should reflect what is being entered, such as the name of the individual, model, community and/or project name. Examples:
  • Community of the Year Category: River Woods
  • Sales Achievement Categories: John Doe
  • Sales Environment Categories: The Pinegrove at River Woods Sales Center
  • Marketing Categories: River Woods by JLS Builders Website
  • Interior Design/Merchandising Categories: The Pinegrove at River Woods
  • Design & Architecture Categories: The Pinegrove at River Woods
  • Custom Homes Entry Forms: 3301 East Parkway by JLS Builders
4. In the online form, in the field for the link to entry materials, include one link from a preferred file sharing platform (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) that allows access to all entry materials as required by the entry category.
  • Each file should not exceed 10MB
  • When naming files, label them with the entry name, category number and subcategory letter (if applicable). Please note that the image indicated as number one will be used at the awards ceremony if the entry should win. Examples:
    • RiverWoods_30A_Project Form
    • RiverWoods_30A_Floorplan
    • RiverWoods_30A_Siteplan
    • RiverWoods_30A_Image1
    • RiverWoods_30A_Image2
    • RiverWoods_30A_Image3
    • RiverWoods_30A_Image4
    • RiverWoods_30A_Image5
5. Once your entry form is saved, you will see an option at the top of the entry form screen that reads “Submit Entries.” This link will allow you to formally submit your entries to NVBIA.

6. Pay online or mail check to NVBIA, 3684 Centerview Drive, Suite 110-B, Chantilly, VA 20151.

7. All entries and payments must be received by August 28, 2020.

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Whitson at (703) 209-8827 or Melissa Wallace at (571) 291-8137

Photo Information:

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

1. Photos must be of professional quality, at least 7" wide X 5.25" tall and at least 96 DPI, saved as a JPG or PNG file (10MB maximum file size). Cell phone or point and shoot photography is strongly discouraged.

2. Labeled with entry name, category number and subcategory letter (if applicable). Examples:
  • RiverWoods_30A_Image1
  • RiverWoods_30A_Image2
  • RiverWoods_30A_Image3
  • RiverWoods_30A_Image4
  • RiverWoods_30A_Image5
3. The first winning entry photo will be used at the awards reception and posted on the website.