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Housing Design Award Categories

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A1 - Production Home: Attached (2,000 ft2 or less)
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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A2 - Production Home: Attached (2,001 ft2 or more)
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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A3 - Production Home: Single Detached - Under $750,000
Requirements

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 should be included in the calculation of overall square footage.

Pricing for this category should be considered based on the competition launch date of May 13, 2021

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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A4 - Production Home: Single Detached - $750,001 - $1,000,000
Requirements

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.

Pricing for this category should be considered based on the competition launch date of May 13, 2021

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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A5 - Production Home: Single Detached - $1,000,001 and over
Requirements

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.

Pricing for this category should be considered based on the competition launch date of May 13, 2021

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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A6a - New Community (Underway)
Requirements

This award recognizes an outstanding new community or project currently planned (with construction started) or under construction (may include various mixed use). Builders/Developers are encouraged to co-submit with their planning and/or architectural firms.

Entry Requirements

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 8 -12 photographs of your choice featuring the community 
  • 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 explain the concept behind the project; describe its planning and design, how it optimizes its site and land area; identify how the project exemplifies excellence in innovation and design, and highlight its sustainable features and environmental considerations.

PDF of the site plan
3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Site Planning and Use of Land 25.0%
Innovation / Design 25.0%
Mix of Uses and Amenities 25.0%
Environmental/Sustainability Considerations 25.0%
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A6b - New Community (Built)
Requirements

This award recognizes an outstanding built complete community. Builders/Developers are encouraged to co-submit with their planning and/or architecture firms. 

Entry Requirements

  • 1 photograph of your main project image. This photo will be used for all awards/media purposes.
  • 8 -12 photographs of your choice featuring the community 
  • 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 explain the concept behind the project; describe its planning and design, how it optimizes its site and land area; identify how the project exemplifies excellence in innovation and design, and highlight its sustainable features and environmental considerations.

PDF of the site plan
3D views and colour renderings are permitted to enhance the intent of the design.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Site Planning and Use of Land 25.0%
Innovation / Design 25.0%
Mix of Uses and Amenities 25.0%
Environmental/Sustainability Considerations 25.0%
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A7 - Not-for-Profit Project *FREE ENTRY*
Requirements

This category will be used to recognize building projects that demonstrate leadership in the implementation of not-for-profit building projects. The entries will be judged based on the following: 25% of your score will be determined by the written description of the project's impact on the charity, and 75% of your score will be determined by the design criteria outlined below. This is a free to enter into, if you are a finalists in this category the finalists fees will apply.

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 projects and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the project.
  • 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 Description 
The written submission should tell us how and why this design was so successful for the not-for-profit and the community it services (ie. who is involved and what community it is serving)

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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BGROUP

B1 - Custom Home (3,000 ft2 or less)
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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B2 - Custom Home (3,001 ft2 or more)
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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B3 - Custom Urban Home (2,800 ft2 or less)
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesivenes 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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B4 - Custom Urban Home (2,800 ft2 - 3800 ft2)
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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B5 - Custom Urban Home (3800sq.ft or more)
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesivenes 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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B6 - Custom Urban Home: Semi-detached
Requirements

The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one-of-a-kind home attached to another one-of-a-kind home, that is 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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B7 - Custom Urban Home: Multi-unit
Requirements

The category of Custom Urban Home is defined as a one-of-a-kind home that is attached to at least one other one-of-a-kind home (minimum 3 unit building), that is 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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CGROUP

C1 - Low-Rise Apartment - (Condo or Rental, up to 4 storeys)
Requirements

This category refers to a low-rise building up to 4 storeys, either condo or rental apartments. In order to be considered production, at least one suite floorplan must be repeated more than once.

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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C2 - Mid-Rise Apartment (Condo or Rental, 5-9 storeys)
Requirements

This category refers to a mid-rise building between 5-9 storeys, either condo or rental apartments.

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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C3 - High-Rise Apartment (Condo or Rental, 5 storeys or more)
Requirements

This category refers to a high-rise building 10 storeys and up, either condo or rental apartments.

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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C4 - Condo or Rental Apartment Suite - 500 ft2 and under
Requirements

A suite is defined as a single residence inside a multiple unit condo or rental apartment building.

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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C5 - Condo or Rental Apartment Suite - 501 to 675 ft2
Requirements

A suite is defined as a single residence inside a multiple unit condo or rental apartment building.

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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C6 - Condo or Rental Apartment Suite - 676 ft2 or more
Requirements

A suite is defined as a single residence inside a multiple unit condo or rental apartment building.

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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DGROUP

D1 - Renovation under $150,000
Requirements

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.  
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required)
  • 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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D2 - Renovation $150,001 - $250,000
Requirements

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.  
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required)
  • 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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D3 - Renovation $250,001 - $400,000
Requirements

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.  
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required)
  • 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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D4 - Renovation $400,001 - $600,000
Requirements

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.
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required)  
  • 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
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D5 - Renovation $600,001 - $750,000
Requirements

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.
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required) 
  • 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
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D6 - Renovation $750,001 and over
Requirements

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. 

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.
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required) 
  • 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.

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D7 - Basement Renovation
Requirements

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.  
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required)
  • 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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EGROUP

E1a - Production Kitchen (125 ft2 or less)
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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E1b - Production Kitchen (126 ft2. to 200 ft2)
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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E2a - Production Kitchen (201 ft2 to 250 ft2)
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E2b - Production Kitchen (251 ft2 or more)
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E3 - Production Bathroom
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E4a - Custom Kitchen (175 ft2 or less) - Traditional
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E4b - Custom Kitchen (175 ft2 or less) - Contemporary
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E5a - Custom Kitchen (176 - 250 ft2) - Traditional
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E5b - Custom Kitchen (176 - 250 ft2) - Contemporary
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
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E6a - Custom Kitchen (251 ft2 or more) - Traditional $75,000 and under
Requirements

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

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E6b - Custom Kitchen (251 ft2 or more) - Contemporary $75,000 and under
Requirements

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

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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E7a - Custom Kitchen (251 ft2 or more) - Traditional $75,001 and over - John Laurysen Memorial Trophy
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
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E7b - Custom Kitchen (251 ft2 or more) - Contemporary $75,001 and over
Requirements

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. 

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E8a - Custom Bathroom - Traditional
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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E8b - Custom Bathroom (100 ft2 or less) - Contemporary
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E9a - Custom Bathroom (101 ft2 or more) - Traditional
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E9b - Custom Bathroom (101 ft2 or more) - Contemporary
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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E10 - Bathroom - Powder Room
Requirements

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
  • 2-6 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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FGROUP

F1 - Housing Details
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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F2 - Any Room in the House
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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F3 - Best Home Office
Requirements

This category is defined as any single interior home office room other than a kitchen or a bathroom. It can be a production, custom or a renovated 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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F4 - Exterior Details
Requirements

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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F5 - Exterior Living Space
Requirements

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.

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.
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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F6 - Alternative Enclosed Space
Requirements

Entries in this category must be an enclosed space that is subsidiary to and located on the same lot as an associated principal dwelling unit, but is contained in its own enclosed space that may also contain uses accessory to the principal dwelling. Examples include coach houses, boat houses, workshops, tiny homes, pool houses, secondary dwelling units, attached or detached garages.

Note: Coach homes and tiny homes can be entered in either the Custom/Production Home OR Alternative Enclosed Space category in 2022. Coach house/tiny home entries will only be accepted to one category or the other. Coach homes or tiny homes in the Alternative Enclosed Space category may be reclassified by the judges.

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.
Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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F7 - Anywhere in the World
Requirements

This category allows members to showcase a housing project, custom home, single room or renovation that is either outside of Ontario, or in Ontario but not within an 80km radius of Parliament Hill as per Google Maps.

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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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GGROUP

G1 - Innovation Award: Green Production Home of the Year
Requirements

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 categories may submit the same entry into the Green Production Home of the Year category. The entries will be judged based on the following: 60% of your score will be determined by your Green Entry Form, and 40% of your score will be determined by the design criteria outlined below. This is a free to enter into, if you are a finalists in this category the finalists fees will apply.

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
Click here to access 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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G2 - Innovation Award: Green Custom Home of the Year
Requirements

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 Custom Homes categories may submit the same entry into the Green Custom Home of the Year category. The entries will be judged based on the following: 60% of your score will be determined by your Green Entry Form, and 40% of your score will be determined by the design criteria outlined. This is a free to enter into, if you are a finalists in this category the finalists fees will apply.

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
Click here to access 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
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G3 - Innovation Award: Green Renovation
Requirements

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 Renovation categories may submit the same entry into the Green Renovation of the Year category. The entries will be judged based on the following: 60% of your score will be determined by your Green Entry Form, and 40% of your score will be determined by the design criteria outlined below. This is a free to enter into, if you are a finalists in this category the finalists fees will apply.

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.
  • 1 - 6 before pictures (minimum of one before photo is required)   
  • 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
Click here to access 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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G4 - Innovation Award: Green Building of the Year
Requirements

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 Low, Mid and High Rise Buildings - Condo or Rental "C"categories may submit the same entry into the Green Building of the Year category. The entries will be judged based on the following: 60% of your score will be determined by your Green Entry Form, and 40% of your score will be determined by the design criteria outlined below. 

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 building and surroundings
  • 5-10 photographs showing interior views of the building.
  • 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
Click here to access 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.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Creative Use of Space 20.0%
Cohesiveness 20.0%
Innovation/Unique Design 20.0%
Functionality 20.0%
Aesthetics/Appeal 20.0%
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Special Achievement AwardsGROUP

SAA - Special Achievement Award: Production Builder of the Year
Requirements

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 eight questions, which can be found here. Each answer is limited to 250 words
  • 20% of your score will be determined by including 3 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.

Please make no reference to your company name, as judging is anonymous.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Completed questions 60.0%
Customer testimonials 40.0%
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SAA - Special Achievement Award: Custom Builder of the Year
Requirements

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 eight questions, which can be found here. Each answer is limited to 250 words
  • 20% of your score will be determined by including 3 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.

Please make no reference to your company name, as judging is anonymous.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Completed questions 60.0%
Customer Testimonials 40.0%
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SAA - Special Achievement Award: Renovator of the Year
Requirements

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 eight questions, which can be found here. Each answer is limited to 250 words
  • 20% of your score will be determined by including 3 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.

Please make no reference to your company name, as judging is anonymous.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Completed questions 60.0%
Customer Testimonials 40.0%
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SAA - Special Achievement Award: Designer of the Year
Requirements

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 eight questions, which can be found here.
  • 20% of your score will be determined by including 3 customer testimonials. Please upload these as PDF documents for this submission.

Please make no reference to your company name, as judging is anonymous.

Criteria
Criterion Weight
Completed questions 60.0%
Customer testimonials 40.0%
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SAA - All Things Home People's Choice Award
Requirements

One of the biggest awards, this award is judged by the general public in an online capacity.

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