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2020 Category List - 33rd Annual SAM Awards

Deadline for Entries: December 6, 2019

100 - Above and Beyond Community Service Award for a Builder or Associate Member
Category: Community Service
Judging Criteria: Not for profit driven service, event or project provided by an NJBA Member for the overall benefit of a Community, Organization or Individual. Impact, benefit and results of the project or service.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form (no fee required), Written description noting recipient and scope of work. Supporting material of the service, event or project may include video, photos and correspondence and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with at least one image that represents the entry.
NO ENTRY FEE!
101 - Community of the Year For an Adult Community
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (239-242) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry in each of the following categories: 1. Best Brochure (204-209) 2. Best Advertisement Print or Digital (210-221) 3. Best Sales Office (222-224) 4. Product Design (301 or 302) 5. Marketing Strategy (239-242). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Logo (201-203), Best Interior Merchandising (226-232), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (233-236) or Best Signage (237 or 238).
102 - Community of the Year For an Attached Community with an Average Base Sales Price Under $500,000
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (239) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry in each of the following categories: 1. Best Brochure (204, 208 or 209) 2. Best Advertisement Print or Digital (210-220) 3. Best Sales Office (222 or 223) 4. Product Design (303) 5. Marketing Strategy (239). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Logo (201), Best Interior Merchandising (226, 229 or 230), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (233 or 235), Best Signage (237).
103 - Community of the Year For an Attached Community with an Average Base Sales Price Over $500,000
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (239) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry in each of the following categories: 1. Best Brochure (204, 208 or 209) 2. Best Advertisement Print or Digital (210-220) 3. Best Sales Office (222 or 223) 4. Product Design (304) 5. Marketing Strategy (239). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Logo (201), Best Interior Merchandising (226, 229 or 230), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (233 or 235), Best Signage (237).
104 - Community of the Year For a Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (240) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry of the following categories: 1. Best Brochure (205, 208 or 209) 2. Best Advertisement Print or Digital (210-220) 3. Best Sales Office (222 or 223) 4. Product Design (305) 5. Marketing Strategy (240). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Logo (201), Best Interior Merchandising (227, 229 or 230), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (233 or 235) or Best Signage (237).
105 - Community of the Year For a Detached Community with an Average Base Sales Price Under $500,000
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (241) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry in each of the following categories: 1. Best Brochure (206, 208 or 209) 2. Best Advertisement Print or Digital (210-220) 3. Best Sales Office (222 or 223) 4. Product Design (306) 5. Marketing Strategy (241). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Logo (203), Best Interior Merchandising (228 or 230), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (234 or 236) or Best Signage (238).
106 - Community of the Year For a Detached Community with an Average Base Sales Price Over $500,000
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (241) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry in each of the following categories: 1. Best Brochure (206, 208 or 209) 2. Best Advertisement Print or Digital (210-220) 3. Best Sales Office (222 or 223) 4. Product Design (307) 5. Marketing Strategy (241). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Logo (203), Best Interior Merchandising (228 or 230), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (234 or 236) or Best Signage (238).
107 - Community of the Year For a Rental Community with 200 Apartments or Less
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (242) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry in each of the following four categories 1. Best Logo (202) 2. Best Website (221) 3. Best Sales Office (224) 4. Product Design (310) 5. Marketing Strategy (242). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Brochure (207-209), Best Advertising Print or Digital (210-219), Best Interior Merchandising (229-232), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (233 or 235), Best Signage (237).
108 - Community of the Year For a Rental Community with over 200 Apartments
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (242) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. At least one entry in each of the following categories 1. Best Logo (202) 2. Best Website (221) 3. Best Sales Office (224) 4. Product Design (311) 5. Marketing Strategy (242). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Brochure (207-209), Best Advertising Print or Digital (210-219), Best Interior Merchandising (229-232), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living Space (233 or 235), Best Signage (237).
109 - Community of the Year For a Community of 30 Homes or Less
Category: Community of the Year Grand Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the community that earns the highest total score based on the following percentages: 1/3 On-site Visit (no entry fee required) 1/3 Marketing Strategy Essay (239-242) 1/3 Required Categories. If entering more than the required categories the entry that scores the highest within each group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Community of the Year Grand Award Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. One entry in the following Categories: 1. Product Design (301-307), 2. Marketing Strategy (239-242). Plus at least one entry in any two of the following groups: Best Logo (201-203), Best Brochure (204-209), Best Advertisement Print or Digital (210-221), Best Sales Office (222-224), Best Interior Merchandising (226-232), Best Landscaping/Outdoor Living (233-236) or Best Signage (237-238).
201 - Best Logo Design for an Attached or Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community
Category: Logos
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, theme, message and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form and One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing logo (jpeg preferred).
202 - Best Logo Design for a Rental Community
Category: Logos
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, theme, message and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form and One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing logo (jpeg preferred).
203 - Best Logo Design for a Detached Community
Category: Logos
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, theme, message and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form and One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing logo (jpeg preferred).
204 - Best Brochure for an Attached Community
Category: Brochures
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, three original copies of brochure including all inserts and current price list and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
205 - Best Brochure for a Mid-Rise/High Rise Community
Category: Brochures
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, three original copies of brochure including all inserts and current price list and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
206 - Best Brochure for a Detached Community
Category: Brochures
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, three original copies of brochure including all inserts and current price list and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
207 - Best Brochure for a Rental Community
Category: Brochures
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, three original copies of brochure including all inserts and current price list and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
208 - Best Brochure Using a Corporate Jacket
Category: Brochures
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, three original copies of brochure including all inserts and current price list and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
209 - Best E-Brochure for a Community
Category: Brochures
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, functionality and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form , digital file or URL/link viewable by the judges at their own computer and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
210 - Best Ad One-half Page and Under
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One copy of the ad mounted on black poster board (actual size) and one copy of ad on CD Rom or Flash Drive (pdf preferred).
211 - Best Ad Over One-half page
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One copy of the ad mounted on black poster board (actual size) and one copy of ad on CD Rom or Flash Drive (pdf preferred).
212 - Best Banner Ad
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Design, concept, content/script, creativity, and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, digital file/screenshot or URL/link to artwork viewable by the judges at their own computer and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
213 - Best Eblast
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Design, concept, content/script, creativity, and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, digital file/screenshot or URL/link to artwork viewable by the judges at their own computer and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
214 - Best Use of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc.)
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Concept or strategy, design, consistency, audience engagement, execution, creativity, appropriateness for target market and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with URL/link viewable by the judges at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) description explaining concept or strategy and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
215 - Best App or online interactive tool
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, content, functionality, engagement and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with URL/link viewable by the judges at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) description explaining concept or strategy of App or interactive tool and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
216 - Best On-line Video/YouTube
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Concept or strategy, design and production elements, execution, creativity, appropriateness for target market and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with Supplied URL/link viewable by the judges at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) description explaining concept or strategy and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
217 - Best Billboard Print or Digital
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, concept, readability and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form and One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing billboard (jpeg preferred).
218 - Best Direct Mail Piece or Direct Mail Campaign
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, concept and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, Three original copies of the flyer, brochure, letter, etc. disseminated by mail and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
219 - Best Special Promotion or Broker Builder Program for a Community
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Design, concept, creativity of promotion or program, creativity of materials developed for a promotion or program, appropriateness for target market and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, Brief (not more than one page) description of the nature of the promotion or program, its goals and results. Supporting materials may include ads, flyers, mailers, or other collateral. Three images of the event or program on CD Rom or Flash Drive (jpeg preferred).
220 - Best Website
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Technical production, content, concept, site navigation, flow of information and overall creativity.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with Web address/link so judges can view the site at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) describe marketing philosophy and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
221 - Best Website for a Rental Community
Category: Advertising - Print, Digital, Outdoor, Direct Mail or Promotions
Judging Criteria: Technical production, content, concept, site navigation, flow of information and overall creativity.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with Web address/link so judges can view the site at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) describe marketing philosophy and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
222 - Best Sales Office 800 Square Feet or Less
Category: Sales Offices and Design Centers
Judging Criteria: Traffic flow, presentation of information, theme of environment and curb appeal.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images (jpeg preferred) including one exterior and two interior shots of your choice, twelve photocopies of sales office floor plan giving dimensions.
223 - Best Sales Office Over 800 Square Feet
Category: Sales Offices and Design Centers
Judging Criteria: Traffic flow, presentation of information, theme of environment and curb appeal.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images (jpeg preferred) including one exterior and two interior shots of your choice, twelve photocopies of sales office floor plan giving dimensions.
224 - Best Sales Office for a Rental Community
Category: Sales Offices and Design Centers
Judging Criteria: Traffic flow, presentation of information, theme of environment and curb appeal.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images (jpeg preferred) including one exterior and two interior shots of your choice, twelve photocopies of sales office floor plan giving dimensions.
225 - Best Design Center
Category: Sales Offices and Design Centers
Judging Criteria: Flow, presentation of finishes or selections and theme of environment.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred).
226 - Best Interior Merchandising for an Attached Community (model home)
Category: Best Interior Merchandising
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
227 - Best Interior Merchandising for a Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community (model home)
Category: Best Interior Merchandising
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
228 - Best Interior Merchandising for a Detached Community (model Home)
Category: Best Interior Merchandising
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
229 - Best Interior Merchandising for a Common Space (lobby, courtyard etc.)
Category: Best Interior Merchandising
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
230 - Best Interior Merchandising for a Clubhouse
Category: Best Interior Merchandising
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
231 - Best Interior Merchandising for a Rental Community (model home)
Category: Best Interior Merchandising
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
232 - Best Interior Merchandising for an Amenity Space in a Rental Community
Category: Best Interior Merchandising
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
233 - Best Landscaping Design for an Attached, Rental or Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community
Category: Landscaping and Outdoor Living Space/Amenities
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, curb appeal, function and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three different landscaping areas of your choice (jpeg preferred) and one copy of current price list.
234 - Best Landscaping Design for a Detached Community
Category: Landscaping and Outdoor Living Space/Amenities
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, curb appeal, function and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three different landscaping areas of your choice (jpeg preferred) and one copy of current price list.
235 - Best Outdoor Living Space and/or Outdoor Amenities for an Attached, Rental or Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community
Category: Landscaping and Outdoor Living Space/Amenities
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, curb appeal, function, use of space and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three different areas of your choice (jpeg preferred) and one copy of current price list.
236 - Best Outdoor Living Space and/or Outdoor Amenities for a Single Family Home or Detached Community
Category: Landscaping and Outdoor Living Space/Amenities
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, curb appeal, function, use of space and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three different areas of your choice (jpeg preferred) and one copy of current price list.
237 - Best Signage Program for an Attached, Rental or Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community
Category: Signage
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, curb appeal, readability and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing main I.D. and two other signs of your choice (jpeg preferred).
238 - Best Signage Program for a Detached Community
Category: Signage
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, curb appeal, readability and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form and One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing main I.D. and two other signs of your choice (jpeg preferred).
239 - Best Marketing Strategy for an Attached Community
Category: Marketing Strategy
Judging Criteria: Creativity of strategy specifically related for target market, site difficulties, goals and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Marketing Strategy Form (it is imperative all three questions are answered in 500 words or less). Do not mention name of Builder or Community.
240 - Best Marketing Strategy for a Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community
Category: Marketing Strategy
Judging Criteria: Creativity of strategy specifically related for target market, site difficulties, goals and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Marketing Strategy Form (it is imperative all three questions are answered in 500 words or less). Do not mention name of Builder or Community.
241 - Best Marketing Strategy for a Detached Community
Category: Marketing Strategy
Judging Criteria: Creativity of strategy specifically related for target market, site difficulties, goals and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Marketing Strategy Form (it is imperative all three questions are answered in 500 words or less). Do not mention name of Builder or Community.
242 - Best Marketing Strategy for a Rental Community
Category: Marketing Strategy
Judging Criteria: Creativity of strategy specifically related for target market, site difficulties, goals and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Marketing Strategy Form (it is imperative all three questions are answered in 500 words or less). Do not mention name of Builder or Community.
301 - Best Attached Home in an Adult Community
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
302 - Best Detached Home in an Adult Community
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
303 - Best Attached Home for a Community with an Average Base Sales Price Under $500,000
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
304 - Best Attached Home for a Community with an Average Base Sales Price Over $500,000
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
305 - Best Mid-Rise/High-Rise Community
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
306 - Best Single Family Detached Home with an Average Base Sales Price Under $500,000
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
307 - Best Single Family Detached Home with an Average Base Sales Price Over $500,000
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
308 - Best Custom Home (One time only, single-family home) Under $1,000,000
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any five shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list. If not available, one blueprint of floor plan is acceptable.
309 - Best Custom Home (One time only, single-family home) Over $1,000,000
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any five shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list. If not available, one blueprint of floor plan is acceptable.
310 - Best Home in a Rental Community with 200 Apartments or Less
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
311 - Best Home in a Rental Community with Over 200 Apartments
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, flow, use of space and perceived value.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two shots of your choice (jpeg preferred, furnished or unfurnished), twelve copies of floor plan of unit entered and one copy of current price list.
312 - Best Commercial Property
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, interior floor plan, traffic flow and use of space.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any two images of your choice (jpeg preferred) and twelve copies of floor plan. If not available, one blueprint is acceptable.
313 - Best Green Project
Category: Product Design
Judging Criteria: Design and Implementation/and or materials. Green/recyclable and sustainable features, environmental impact. Can be individual design/product element(s) or overall project, community or building.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, Written description of the usage of Green or LEED products or design including the environmental benefits. Supporting materials may include ads, flyers, mailers or other collateral, three images on CD Rom (jpeg preferred).
314 - Best Kitchen Remodeling/Renovation Project
Category: Remodeling/Renovation
Judging Criteria: Creative approach, aesthetic and market appeal, sensitivity to existing structure, use of existing elements, functional value and cost effectiveness.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including three BEFORE views and three AFTER views of your choice (jpeg preferred), brief (not more than one page) description of renovation work done, including hard cost per square foot, twelve floor plans or one blueprint of finished product.
315 - Best Bath Remodeling/Renovation Project
Category: Remodeling/Renovation
Judging Criteria: Creative approach, aesthetic and market appeal, sensitivity to existing structure, use of existing elements, functional value and cost effectiveness.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including three BEFORE views and three AFTER views of your choice (jpeg preferred), brief (not more than one page) description of renovation work done, including hard cost per square foot, twelve floor plans or one blueprint of finished product.
316 - Best Specialty Room Remodeling/Renovation Project
Category: Remodeling/Renovation
Judging Criteria: Creative approach, aesthetic and market appeal, sensitivity to existing structure, use of existing elements, functional value and cost effectiveness.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including three BEFORE views and three AFTER views of your choice (jpeg preferred), brief (not more than one page) description of renovation work done, including hard cost per square foot, twelve floor plans or one blueprint of finished product.
317 - Best Extreme Home Make-over
Category: Remodeling/Renovation
Judging Criteria: Creative approach, aesthetic and market appeal, sensitivity to existing structure, use of existing elements, neighborhood compatibility, functional value and cost effectiveness.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including six BEFORE views and six AFTER views of your choice (jpeg preferred), brief (not more than one page) description of renovation work done, including hard cost per square foot, twelve floor plans or one blueprint of finished product.
318 - Best New Mixed Use Project Consisting of Commercial and Residential
Category: Mixed Use and Redevelopment
Judging Criteria: Exterior design, overall community plan, amenities, integration to local surroundings.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including one exterior view and any five images of your choice (jpeg preferred) and one copy of neighborhood plan.
319 - Best Redevelopment Project
Category: Mixed Use and Redevelopment
Judging Criteria: Creative approach, aesthetic and market appeal, sensitivity to existing structure, use of existing elements, neighborhood compatibility, functional value and cost effectiveness.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive including three BEFORE views and six AFTER views of your choice (jpeg preferred), brief (not more than one page) description of renovation work done, including hard cost per square foot, twelve floor plans or one blueprint of finished product.
401 - Million Dollar Club/Option Sales
Category: Million Dollar Club/Option Sales
Judging Criteria: Recognition will be given to sales people whose contracted dollar volume totaled $1 million or more from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019. Option Sales - Recognition will be given to sales people who exclusively sell options and upgrades whose contracted dollar volume totaled $500,000 or more from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019.
Submission Requirements: Applicants' names must be submitted on the Million Dollar Club form and signed by an officer or principal of the company. One photo of nominee or nominees on One CD Rom or Flash Drive.
402 - Leasing Excellence Club
Category: Leasing Excellence Club
Judging Criteria: Recognition will be given to leasing consultant who executed 25 leases or more from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019.
Submission Requirements: Applicants' names must be submitted on the Million Dollar Club form and signed by an officer or principal of the company. One photo of nominee or nominees on One CD Rom or Flash Drive.
403 - Rookie of the Year - For Sale Housing (nominees must be in their first year of real estate sales hired on or after November 1, 2018).
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of sales, volume of sales and closing ratios. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.) in addition to sales. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in selling the product and how they were overcome. Level of growth achieved during first year. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how nominee qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
404 - Salesperson of the Year - For Sales Housing
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of sales, volume of sales and closing ratios. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.) in addition to sales. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in selling the product and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how nominee qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
405 - Sales Team of the Year - For Sale Housing
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of sales, volume of sales and closing ratios. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.) in addition to sales. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in selling the product and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how the team qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of team on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
406 - Sales Manager of the Year - For Sale Housing
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Ability to manage and train on-site new home sales personnel. Personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered selling the project and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, outlining nominee's sales training program and sales objectives including nominee's techniques for successful sales management. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
407 - Marketing Director of the Year - For Sale Housing
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Development and implementation of marketing policy including market research, product development, marketing plan, merchandising and advertising. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in marketing the product and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, outlining nominee's marketing plan for the year, including a statement as to how nominee accomplished goals and objectives. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
408 - Project Superintendent of the Year - For Sale or Rental Communities
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Ability to manage and coordinate the overall job and meet construction deadlines. Support of sales effort by handling request for changes and custom features efficiently. Problems encountered during completion of project and how they were overcome. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, give details of the project and the construction schedule. Outline as to how construction goals were achieved. Describe how nominee qualifies by meeting the judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
409 - Rookie of the Year - Rental Communities (nominees must be in their first year of real estate sales hired on or after November 1, 2018).
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of executed leases, volume of leases and closing ratios. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.). Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in renting the product and how they were overcome. Level of growth achieved during first year. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how nominee qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
410 - Leasing Consultant of the Year - Rental Communities
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of executed leases, volume of leases and closing ratios. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.) in addition to renting. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in renting the product and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how nominee qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
411 - Leasing Team of the Year - Rental Communities
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of leases, volume of leases and closing ratios. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.) in addition to renting. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in selling the product and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how the team qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of team on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
412 - Leasing Manager of the Year - Rental Communities
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Ability to manage and train leasing consultants. Personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered renting the project and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, outlining nominee's sales training program and sales objectives including nominee's techniques for successful sales management. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
413 - Leasing Marketing Director of the Year - Rental Communities
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - For Sale and Rental Housing
Judging Criteria: Development and implementation of marketing policy including market research, product development, marketing plan, merchandising and advertising. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in marketing the product and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, outlining nominee's marketing plan for the year, including a statement as to how nominee accomplished goals and objectives. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
501 - Associate Member Rookie of the Year (those who provide goods and services to the industry). Nominees must be in their first year of sales hired on or after November 1, 2018)
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - Associate Members (goods and services)
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of sales and volume of sales. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.) in addition to sales. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in selling the product or service and how they were overcome. Level of growth achieved during first year. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how nominee qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
502 - Associate Member Sales Person of the Year (those who provide goods and services to the industry)
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - Associate Members (goods and services)
Judging Criteria: Achievement of set goals for number of sales and volume of sales. Other areas of responsibility (marketing, training, processing, management, etc.) in addition to sales. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in selling the product or service and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, explaining how nominee qualifies by meeting judging criteria plus any pertinent additional comments. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
503 - Associate Member Sales Manager of the Year (those who provide goods and services to the industry)
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - Associate Members (goods and services)
Judging Criteria: Ability to manage and train sales personnel. Personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered selling the product or service and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, outlining nominee's sales training program and sales objectives including nominee's techniques for successful sales management. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
504 - Associate Member Marketing Director of the Year (those who provide goods and services to the industry)
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - Associate Members (goods and services)
Judging Criteria: Development and implementation of marketing policy including market research, product development, marketing plan and advertising. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in marketing the product or service and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, outlining nominee's marketing plan for the year, including a statement as to how nominee accomplished goals and objectives. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
505 - Associate Member In House Designer or Design Team (those who provide goods and services to the industry)
Category: Individual Achievement Awards - Associate Members (goods and services)
Judging Criteria: Project strategy, project concept, challenges faced and how they were overcome, the end product and results. Special personal qualities which enhance professionalism. Difficulties encountered in designing and/or selling the product or service and how they were overcome. No nominee may be entered in more than one Individual Achievement Award Category except as part of a team.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, 500 words or less, outlining nominee's marketing plan for the year, including a statement as to how nominee accomplished goals and objectives. It is imperative all questions and statistics on the form are answered. One photo of nominee on CD Rom or Flash Drive.
601 - Grand Award for an Associate Member Marketing Program
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: The Grand Award will be presented to the company which earns the highest total score in the required categories. If entering more than one category within a required group, the entry that scores the highest within that group will be used toward the Grand Award calculation.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form (no additional fee for this category). All required categories should be entered prior to completing this form. One entry in each of the following groups: 1. Best Logo, Brochure or Advertisement (602-608) 2. Best Use of Social Media, Best Digital Display, Best On-line Video or Best Marketing App or online interactive tool (609-612) 3. Best Website (613) 4. Marketing Strategy (617).
602 - Best Logo for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, theme, message and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form and One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing logo (jpeg preferred).
603 - Best Brochure for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form and Three original brochures and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
604 - Best E-Brochure for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, functionality and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry form, digital file or URL/link viewable by the judges at their own computer and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with two images showing cover and contents (pdf preferred).
605 - Best Ad One-half page and Under for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One copy of ad mounted on black poster board (actual size) and one copy of ad on CD Rom or Flash Drive (pdf preferred).
606 - Best Ad Over One-half page for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, copy, layout and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One copy of ad mounted on black poster board (actual size) and one copy of ad on CD Rom or Flash Drive (pdf preferred).
607 - Best Direct Mail Piece or Direct Mail Campaign for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, concept and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, Three copies of flyer, brochure, letter, etc. disseminate by mail and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (pdf preferred).
608 - Best Special Promotion or Event For an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Design, concept, creativity of materials developed for a special promotion or event or other limited marketing campaign.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, Brief (not more than one page) description of the nature of the promotion or event, its goals and results. Supporting materials may include ads, flyers, mailers, or other collateral. Three images of the event on CD Rom or Flash Drive (jpeg preferred)
609 - Best Use of Social Media for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Concept or strategy, design, consistency, audience engagement, execution, creativity, appropriateness for target market and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with URL/link viewable by the judges at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) description explaining concept or strategy and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg deferred).
610 - Best Digital Display (eblasts, banner ads, etc.) for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Concept or strategy, design, consistency, execution, creativity, appropriateness for target market and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, digital file/screenshot or URL/link to artwork viewable by the judges at their own computer and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
611 - Best On-line Video/YouTube for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Concept or strategy, design and production elements, execution, creativity, appropriateness for target market and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with URL/link viewable by the judges at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) description explaining concept or strategy and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
612 - Best App or online interactive tool for an Associate
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Overall design, concept, content, functionality, engagement and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with URL/link or screenshots viewable by the judges at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) description explaining concept or strategy of App or interactive tool and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
613 - Best Website for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Technical production, content, concept, site navigation, flow of information and overall creativity.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form with Web address/link so judges can view the site at their own computer. Brief (not more than one page) describe marketing philosophy and One CD Rom or Flash Drive with one image that represents the entry (jpeg preferred).
614 - Best Showroom for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Traffic flow, presentation of information, theme of environment and curb appeal.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images (jpeg preferred) including one exterior and two interior shots of your choice, twelve photocopies of showroom floor plan giving dimensions.
615 - Best Interior Merchandising for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Approach for target market, use of space, use of color, furniture and accessories.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three images of your choice (jpeg preferred), twelve copies of floor plan and one copy of current price list.
616 - Best Landscaping /Outdoor Living Space for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Design, creativity, curb appeal, function and appropriateness for target market.
Submission Requirements: Completed Entry Form, One CD Rom or Flash Drive showing three different landscaping areas of your choice (jpeg preferred) and one copy of current price list.
617 - Best Marketing Strategy for an Associate Member
Category: Associate Member Awards
Judging Criteria: Creativity of strategy, difficulties in selling product or service, goals and results.
Submission Requirements: Completed Marketing Strategy Form (it is imperative all three questions are answered in 500 words or less).

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