Award Categories

A

A1 Production Home: Attached (2,000 sq. ft. or less)

These categories are for all members building tract housing, being defined as a house model or design, which is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization. Mass production models that have been substantially modified by a purchaser to make it relatively unique, meaning significant alterations and additions to the base floor plan requiring structural or mechanical modifications for a particular client, will be considered as Custom and should be entered in one of the Custom Categories.  If a developed basement is a standard feature in the home's design then it should be included in the calculation of overall square footage.  

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes.
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful (in terms of sales success and/or customer satisfaction) 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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A2 Production Home: Attached (2,001 sq. ft. or more)

These categories are for all members building tract housing, being defined as a house model or design, which is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization. Mass production models that have been substantially modified by a purchaser to make it relatively unique, meaning significant alterations and additions to the base floor plan requiring structural or mechanical modifications for a particular client, will be considered as Custom and should be entered in one of the Custom Categories.  If a developed basement is a standard feature in the home's design then it should be included in the calculation of overall square footage.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful (in terms of sales success and/or customer satisfaction) 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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A3 Production Home: Single Detached (2,000 sq. ft. or less)

These categories are for all members building tract housing, being defined as a house model or design, which is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization. Mass production models that have been substantially modified by a purchaser to make it relatively unique, meaning significant alterations and additions to the base floor plan requiring structural or mechanical modifications for a particular client, will be considered as Custom and should be entered in one of the Custom Categories. All costs must be cost to client, including upgrades.  If a finished basement is a standard feature of the home's design then it shold be included in the calculation of overall square footage.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful (in terms of sales success and/or customer satisfaction) 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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A4a Production Home: Single Detached (2,001 - 2,600 sq. ft.) - $500,000 and under

These categories are for all members building tract housing, being defined as a house model or design, which is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization. Mass production models that have been substantially modified by a purchaser to make it relatively unique, meaning significant alterations and additions to the base floor plan requiring structural or mechanical modifications for a particular client, will be considered as Custom and should be entered in one of the Custom Categories. All costs must be cost to client, including upgrades.  If a finished basement is a standard feature in the home's design then it should be included in the calculation of overall square footage.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful (in terms of sales success and/or customer satisfaction) 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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A4b Production Home: Single Detached (2,001 - 2,600 sq. ft.) - $500,001 and over

These categories are for all members building tract housing, being defined as a house model or design, which is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization. Mass production models that have been substantially modified by a purchaser to make it relatively unique, meaning significant alterations and additions to the base floor plan requiring structural or mechanical modifications for a particular client, will be considered as Custom and should be entered in one of the Custom Categories. All costs must be cost to client, including upgrades.  If a finished basement is a standard feature in the home's design then it should be included in the calculation of overall square footage.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful (in terms of sales success and/or customer satisfaction) 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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A5 Production Home: Single Detached (2,601 - 3,500 sq. ft.)

These categories are for all members building tract housing, being defined as a house model or design, which is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization. Mass production models that have been substantially modified by a purchaser to make it relatively unique, meaning significant alterations and additions to the base floor plan requiring structural or mechanical modifications for a particular client, will be considered as Custom and should be entered in one of the Custom Categories. All costs must be cost to client, including upgrades.  If a finished basement is a standard feature in the home's design then it should be included in the calculation of the overall square footage.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful (in terms of sales success and/or customer satisfaction) 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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Ineligible Entries

This project category refers to an entire housing project that may be urban or suburban, having a mix of housing types and also includes Adult Lifestyle Projects. If a community is a joint project between multiple builders, it is encouraged that they enter the community as co-submitters, but it is not a requirement.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 - 12 photographs showing a mix of housing types as well as amenties, features, and green spaces
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publication
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful (in terms of sales success and/or customer satisfaction) 

PDF of the community site plan/map

  • Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.
Appealing Site Design20%
Creative Use of Building Materials20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness with Community20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B

B1 Custom Home (2,400 sq. ft. or less)

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt.  Click here for a map.  If a finished basement is an included feature in the home's design then it should be added to the calculation of the overall square footage.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B2 Custom Home (2,401 sq. ft. or more)

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt.  Click here for a map.  If a finished basement is an included feature in the home's design then it should be added to the calculation of the overall square footage.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B4b Custom Urban Home (2,400 sq. ft. or less) – Contemporary

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt.  Click here for a map.  If a finished basement is an included feature in the home's design then it should be added to the calculation of the overall square footage. These categories also include homes built on spec for non-custom clients.

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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B5a Custom Urban Home (2,401 - 3,500 sq. ft. ) - Traditional

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt.  Click here for a map.  If a finished basement is an included feature in the home's design then it should be added to the calculation of the overall square footage. These categories also include homes built on spec for non-custom clients. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

 

Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B5b Custom Urban Home (2,401 - 3,500 sq. ft. ) - Contemporary

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt.  Click here for a map.  If a finished basement is an included feature in the home's design then it should be added to the calculation of the overall square footage. These categories also include homes built on spec for non-custom clients. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B6a Custom Urban Home (3,501 sq. ft. or more) - Traditional

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt.  Click here for a map.  If a finished basement is an included feature in the home's design then it should be added to the calculation of the overall square footage. These categories also include homes built on spec for non-custom clients. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B6b Custom Urban Home (3,501 sq. ft. or more) - Contemporary

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind custom home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt.  Click here for a map.  If a finished basement is an included feature in the home's design then it should be added to the calculation of the overall square footage. These categories also include homes built on spec for non-custom clients. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B7 Custom Urban Home: Semi-detached

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt. Click here for a map. These categories also include homes built on spec for non-custom clients.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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B8 Custom Urban Home: Multi-unit (3+ units)

The category of Custom Home is defined as a one of a kind home located outside of the greenbelt.  The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one of a kind home located in an urban City of Ottawa neighbourhood, within the inner boundary of the greenbelt. Click here for a map. These categories also include homes built on spec for non-custom clients.

Entry Requirements

Please note that the Architect, Architectural Designer or Builder must be included as a submitter or co-submitter for all "B" Category entries

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful. 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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C

C1 Low to Mid-Rise Building (6-80 units)

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 5 – 10 photographs showing interior views of the building, including common areas, amenities, lobby and units
  • 1 or 2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the building and surroundings
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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C3 Low Rise Unit

A low rise unit is defined as a single residence inside a multiple unit building that has an independent exterior entrance.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 5 – 10 photographs showing interior views of the unit
  • 1 or 2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the building and surroundings
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful  

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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C4b Mid to High-Rise Unit 501 sq. ft. or more

In this category we are defining mid to high-rise unit as a single residence inside a multiple unit building with interior access only to each unit. A condominium unit is a model or design, which is reproduced multiple times on a given site with only minimal purchaser customization.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 5 – 10 photographs showing interior views of the unit
  • 1 or 2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the building and surroundings
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful  

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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D

D1 Renovation under $60,000

Renovation cost for the purposes of these awards means the hard, or total construction contract as charged to the client(s) of the renovation excluding land, original pre-renovation structure, furniture, furnishings or artwork. Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Substantial renovations that involve the removal of more than 85% of the existing structure OR the original home is no longer identifiable OR the floor area of the existing house that remains is 15% or less of the total new gross floor area of the renovation including all additions, should be entered in the Custom Homes categories.  Site and floor plans must clearly show what was added or renovated.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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D2 Renovation $60,000 - $100,000

Renovation cost for the purposes of these awards means the hard, or total construction contract as charged to the client(s) of the renovation excluding land, original pre-renovation structure, furniture, furnishings or artwork. Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Substantial renovations that involve the removal of more than 85% of the existing structure OR the original home is no longer identifiable OR the floor area of the existing house that remains is 15% or less of the total new gross floor area of the renovation including all additions, should be entered in the Custom Homes categories.  Site and floor plans must clearly show what was added or renovated.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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D3 Renovation $100,001 - $200,000

Renovation cost for the purposes of these awards means the hard, or total construction contract as charged to the client(s) of the renovation excluding land, original pre-renovation structure, furniture, furnishings or artwork. Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Substantial renovations that involve the removal of more than 85% of the existing structure OR the original home is no longer identifiable OR the floor area of the existing house that remains is 15% or less of the total new gross floor area of the renovation including all additions, should be entered in the Custom Homes categories.  Site and floor plans must clearly show what was added or renovated.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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D4 Renovation $200,001 - $350,000

Renovation cost for the purposes of these awards means the hard, or total construction contract as charged to the client(s) of the renovation excluding land, original pre-renovation structure, furniture, furnishings or artwork. Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Substantial renovations that involve the removal of more than 85% of the existing structure OR the original home is no longer identifiable OR the floor area of the existing house that remains is 15% or less of the total new gross floor area of the renovation including all additions, should be entered in the Custom Homes categories.  Site and floor plans must clearly show what was added or renovated.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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D5 Renovation $350,001 - $500,000

Renovation cost for the purposes of these awards means the hard, or total construction contract as charged to the client(s) of the renovation excluding land, original pre-renovation structure, furniture, furnishings or artwork. Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Substantial renovations that involve the removal of more than 85% of the existing structure OR the original home is no longer identifiable OR the floor area of the existing house that remains is 15% or less of the total new gross floor area of the renovation including all additions, should be entered in the Custom Homes categories.  Site and floor plans must clearly show what was added or renovated.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%

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D6 Renovation $500,001 and over

Renovation cost for the purposes of these awards means the hard, or total construction contract as charged to the client(s) of the renovation excluding land, original pre-renovation structure, furniture, furnishings or artwork. Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Substantial renovations that involve the removal of more than 85% of the existing structure OR the original home is no longer identifiable OR the floor area of the existing house that remains is 15% or less of the total new gross floor area of the renovation including all additions, should be entered in the Custom Homes categories.  Site and floor plans must clearly show what was added or renovated.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Creative Use of Space20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%

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D8 Basement Renovation

Renovation cost for the purposes of these awards means the hard, or total construction contract as charged to the client(s) of the renovation excluding land, original pre-renovation structure, furniture, furnishings or artwork. Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Substantial renovations that involve the removal of more than 85% of the existing structure OR the original home is no longer identifiable OR the floor area of the existing house that remains is 15% or less of the total new gross floor area of the renovation including all additions, should be entered in the Custom Homes categories.  Site and floor plans must clearly show what was added or renovated.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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E

E1 Production Kitchen (160 sq. ft. or less)

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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E2a Production Kitchen (161 - 240 sq. ft.)

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E2b Production Kitchen (241 sq. ft. or more)

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Creative Use of Space20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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E3 Production Bathroom

A Production Bathroom is defined as the standard bathroom in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production bathroom.  Production bathroom that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Bathroom means a custom designed, one of a kind bathroom for a specific client. 

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the bathroom area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E4a Custom Kitchen (180 sq. ft. or less) - Traditional

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E4b Custom Kitchen (180 sq. ft. or less) - Contemporary

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E5a Custom Kitchen (181 - 240 sq. ft.) - Traditional

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E5b Custom Kitchen (181 - 240 sq. ft.) - Contemporary

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Creative Use of Space20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%
Cohesiveness20%

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E6a Custom Kitchen (241 sq. ft. or more) - Traditional $75,000 and under

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge's discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view an example of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

The kitchen costs for this category include all cabinetry, countertops, millwork and trim, all major appliances, all plumbing fixtures and faucets, all flooring, wall and ceiling finishes after the drywall and sub floor, and all lighting fixtures including pot lights; as charged to the client(s). Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the inten

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E6b Custom Kitchen (241 sq. ft. or more) - Contemporary $75,000 and under

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge's discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view an example of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

The kitchen costs for this category include all cabinetry, countertops, millwork and trim, all major appliances, all plumbing fixtures and faucets, all flooring, wall and ceiling finishes after the drywall and sub floor, and all lighting fixtures including pot lights; as charged to the client(s). Please note that client invoices detailing all costs including labour should be ready to submit to the GOHBA/judges upon request. 

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the inten

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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E7a Custom Kitchen (241 sq. ft. or more) - Traditional $75,001 and over

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%

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E7b Custom Kitchen (241 sq. ft. or more) - Contemporary $75,001 and over

A Production Kitchen is defined as the standard kitchen in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production kitchen.  Production kitchens that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Kitchen means a custom designed, one of a kind kitchen  for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Square footage for kitchen submissions is defined as the floor area of the room in which the kitchen is located. An integrated eating area, breakfast nook, food pantry, telephone desk or lounging area is considered to be part of the kitchen space. Please extend your calculation of square footage three feet past the edge of your countertop. Click here to view examples of how square footage is calculated for kitchen submissions.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the kitchen area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design. 

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E8a Custom Bathroom (100 sq. ft. or less) - Traditional

A Production Bathroom is defined as the standard bathroom in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production bathroom.  Production bathroom that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Bathroom means a custom designed, one of a kind bathroom for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the bathroom area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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E8b Custom Bathroom (100 sq. ft. or less) - Contemporary

A Production Bathroom is defined as the standard bathroom in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production bathroom.  Production bathroom that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Bathroom means a custom designed, one of a kind bathroom for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the bathroom area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E9a Custom Bathroom (101 sq. ft. or more) - Traditional

A Production Bathroom is defined as the standard bathroom in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production bathroom.  Production bathroom that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Bathroom means a custom designed, one of a kind bathroom for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the bathroom area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E9b Custom Bathroom (101 sq. ft. or more) - Contemporary

A Production Bathroom is defined as the standard bathroom in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production bathroom.  Production bathroom that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Bathroom means a custom designed, one of a kind bathroom for a specific client. 

We have added contemporary & traditional design options for this category. Categorizing entries will be at the discretion of the entrant. However, said entries may be reclassified at the judge’s discretion.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the bathroom area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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E10 Custom Bathroom (Powder Room)

A Production Bathroom is defined as the standard bathroom in a tract home that is designed to be built more than once.  Standard upgrades offered at the sales center are considered part of a production bathroom.  Production bathroom that have been significantly customized for a purchaser must be entered in the Custom categories. 

A Custom Bathroom means a custom designed, one of a kind bathroom for a specific client. 

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the bathroom area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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F

F1 Housing Details

Entries in this category are interesting, unique, well designed and detailed components or combination of components of the homes’ interior.  Entry examples include fireplaces, entrances, windows, staircases, lighting, metal work or any other outstanding component of details with is an integral part of a finished project.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the project area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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F2 Any Room in the House

This category is defined as any single interior room other than a kitchen or a bathroom.  It may include a wine cellar, home theatre, mudroom, play room, attached garage, laundry room, home gym, bedroom, family room or home office.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the project area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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F3 Exterior Details

Entries in this category are interesting, unique, well-designed and detailed components or combination of components of the home's exterior.  Entries could include, but are not limited to, a front entry, roof pitch, elevations, stone work/pavers, overall architectural design, columns, landscaping, etc, enhancing the overall appeal of the home's exterior.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the project area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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F4 Exterior Living Space

Entries in this category are interesting, unique, well-designed, outdoor living spaces.  Entries could include, but are not limited to, a pool area, cabana, outdoor kitchen, deck, gazebo, etc.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the project area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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F5 Anywhere in the World

This category allows members to showcase a housing project, custom home, single room or renovation anywhere in the World, outside of a 80km radius of Parliament Hill.

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes
  • 6– 12 photographs showing the project area
  • Make sure to indicate the main project photo, which will be used for award publications
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful 

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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G

G1 Innovative/Green Production Home of the Year

This category will be used to recognize building projects that demonstrate leadership in the implementation of green building and/or outstanding environmental and energy performance.

Entrants in any of the Production Homes, Custom Homes, or Renovation categories may submit the same entry into the corresponding Innovative/Green Building Awards categories.

Click here to access Green Entry Form

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful.

Completed Green Entry Form

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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G2 Innovative/Green Custom Home of the Year

This category will be used to recognize building projects that demonstrate leadership in the implementation of green building and/or outstanding environmental and energy performance.

Entrants in any of the Production Homes, Custom Homes, or Renovation categories may submit the same entry into the corresponding Innovative/Green Building Awards categories.

Click here to access Green Entry Form

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 1-2 photographs showing exterior views or renderings of the home and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the home.
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful.

Completed Green Entry Form

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Esthetics/Appeal20%
Functionality20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Cohesiveness20%
Creative Use of Space20%

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G3 Innovative/Green Renovation

This category will be used to recognize building projects that demonstrate leadership in the implementation of green building and/or outstanding environmental and energy performance.

Entrants in any of the Production Homes, Custom Homes, or Renovation categories may submit the same entry into the corresponding Innovative/Green Building Awards categories.

Click here to access Green Entry Form

Entry Requirements

Digital Photos 

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 6 – 12 photographs showing interior (and exterior if applicable) views of the project.  
  • Before and after pictures are strongly recommended
  • Please note that photos should be 300 dpi resolution and may be resized to facilitate loading for judges. Photos should be a maximum of 10 megabytes. 
  • Each photo should be given a unique name or number for identification purposes

Written submission -  The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful.

Completed Green Entry Form

PDF of the site plan/floor plan - 
Any drawings and floor plans submitted MUST include the following:
•Overall room area and dimensions must be shown
•Key components must be identified, including cabinetry, appliances, sinks, etc.
Keep in mind that proper line weights and presentation style drawings are encouraged. 3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Creative Use of Space20%
Cohesiveness20%
Innovation/Unique Design20%
Functionality20%
Esthetics/Appeal20%

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Special Achievement Awards

Special Achievement Awards: Production Builder of the Year

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by your two highest Production Home entries in the Housing Design Awards. This can include the production kitchen and bath categories. You must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category.  
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions below.
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.
Please make no reference to your company name in the questionnnaire or the customer testimonials, as the judging is anonymous.
 
**FREE ENTRY**
Two highest scoring Production Home entries in the Housing Design Awards40%
Completed questions40%
Minimum of 2 customer testimonials20%

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Special Achievement Awards: Custom Builder of the Year

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by your two highest Custom Home entries in the Housing Design Awards. This can include the custom kitchen and bath categories. You must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category.  
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions below.
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.
Please make no reference to your company name in the questionnnaire or the customer testimonials, as the judging is anonymous.
 
**FREE ENTRY**
Minimum of 2 customer testimonials20%
Completed questions40%
Two highest scoring Custom Home entries in the Housing Design Awards40%

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Special Achievement Awards: Renovator of the Year

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by your two highest renovation entries in the Housing Design Awards.  You must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category.
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions below.
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.
Please make no reference to your company name in the questionnnaire or the customer testimonials, as the judging is anonymous.
 
**FREE ENTRY**
Completed questions40%
Two highest scoring Renovation entries in the Housing Design Awards40%
Minimum of 2 customer testimonials20%

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Special Achievement Awards: Designer of the Year

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by each designer's two highest scoring entries in the Housing Design Awards.  Each designer must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category. Please note project titles in the appropriate field below.
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions below.
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.
Please make no reference to your company name in the questionnnaire or the customer testimonials, as the judging is anonymous.
 
**FREE ENTRY**
Completed questions40%
Two highest scoring entries in the Housing Design Awards40%
Minimum of 2 customer testimonials20%

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Colonel Boss Award

This award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding dedication and service to the GOHBA. A call for nominations is made to the membership of the GOHBA in August and all names received are presented to the Board of Directors for a final vote.

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Fred Nielsen Award

This award is presented annually to a company that has made outstanding and lasting contributions to the association and to the housing industry. A call for nominations is made to the membership of the GOHBA in August and all names received are presented to the Board of Directors for a final vote.

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Enbridge Hall of Fame Award

This award is presented to a member company or individual who has provided service and dedication to the local housing industry and to the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association. The company and/or individual must have been a member of the GOHBA for a minimum of 20 years to be eligible for this award. This list is prepared for the Board of Directors for a final vote.

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Ottawa Citizen's People's Choice Award

One of the biggest awards of the evening, this award is judged by the general public in an online capacity, as well as at the Ottawa Fall Home Show, taking place at the Ernst and Young Centre, September 28 – October 1, 2017.

Based on member feedback, we will have a new system for voting online and at the Ottawa Fall Home Show. Additional details to follow with the announcement of award finalists.

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