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Star Awards 2019 
presented by The Texas Association of Builders

Important Dates to add to your 2019 calendar:

January 18 - Call for Entries Opens

February 8 - Early Bird Entry Deadline ($125/Entry)

February 28 - Call for Entries Final Deadline ($175/Entry)  

June 1 – Finalists will be announced (via email/in a press release) 

August 8 - Award Celebration (in Dallas during the Sunbelt Builders Show™, this is a ticketed event) 

SELECT A CATEGORY TO REVEAL THE CRITERIA. 

Note: For a Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler

For a full-time employee of a builder responsible for the maintenance and performance of a construction staff and administration of all construction management duties. Those who enter this category may not enter any other Construction Professional of the Year or Project Manager of the Year category.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach to construction and/or sales training, success in overcoming obstacles, management of quality construction, budgets and timeliness of job completion.

Required Materials:

  1. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  5. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: For a Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler

For a full-time employee of a builder responsible for the day-to-day management of sub-contractors and vendors involved in the construction process. Those who enter this category may not enter any other Construction Professional of the Year or Project Manager category.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach to scheduling sub-contractors, working with customers, success in overcoming obstacles, quality of construction, budget management and timeliness of job completion.

Required Materials:

  1. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approx. 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approx 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. 700 characters or less (approxmately 100 words)
  3. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  5. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: For a Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler

For a full-time employee of a builder who manages superintendents and/or sales personnel, or is responsible for the sales and construction of a specific home. Those who enter this category may not enter any other Construction Professional of the Year category or Sales Manager of the Year category.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach to construction and/or sales training, success in overcoming obstacles, management of quality construction, budgets and timeliness of job completion.

Required Materials:

  1. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  5. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: For a Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler

For a full-time employee who made significant contributions to the marketing effort of the employer. Entry is not limited to individuals with a marketing job title. Candidate who enters this category may not enter Sales Manager of the Year.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach in developing marketing plans, productivity, solutions to marketing obstacles, achievement of marketing goals through product development, merchandising, sales advertising, market research and public relations, and industry and community involvement.

Required Materials:

  1. A list of all new homes closed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. List should include builder, address, city, and sales price (.pdf)
  2. Professional Resume (.pdf)
  3. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  4. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  6. Signed, sales volume affidavit (upload as .pdf OR mail to the TAB office) - Click here to download the affidavit form to be completed.
  7. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  8. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

Please Note:

  • Affidavit must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please include entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: Candidate will be judged based on how well they accomplish the goals and responsibilities inherent to their job description, customer sales and/or follow-up, philosophies, industry and community involvement.

Required Materials:

  1. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. One (1) Professional Resume (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  6. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: Realtor must be employed by a licensed Real Estate Broker whose primary function is the listing and selling of new homes. Candidate cannot be an on-site sales agent for a builder or developer. Candidate must be an individual, not a team or group.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on selling techniques, philosophies, industry and community involvement, and results.

Required Materials:

  1. A list of all new homes closed between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. List should include builder, address, city, and sales price (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  5. Signed, sales volume affidavit (upload as .pdf OR mail to the TAB office) - Click here to download the affidavit form to be completed.
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  7. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

 Please Note:

  • Affidavit must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please include entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: For on-site sales professionals having 12 months or less experience in new home sales between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on professional approach to sales, selling techniques, philosophies, ability to overcome market obstacles, industry and community involvement and results. 

Required Materials:

  1. A list of all new homes closed between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. List should include builder, address, city, and sales price (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  5. Signed, sales volume affidavit (upload as .pdf OR mail to the TAB office) - Click here to download the affidavit form to be completed.
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  7. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

Please Note:

  • Affidavit must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please include entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: For a Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler

For full-time sales managers responsible for the maintenance and performance of a sales staff and administration of all sales management duties. Candidate who enters this category may not enter Marketing Director of the Year.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on quality and innovativeness of sales training and motivational programs, success in overcoming obstacles, improving sales performance, achieving company sales goals and industry and community involvement.

Required Materials:

  1. A list of all new homes closed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. List should include builder, address, city, and sales price (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  5. Signed, sales volume affidavit (upload as .pdf OR mail to the TAB office) - Click here to download the affidavit form to be completed.
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  7. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

Please Note:

  • Affidavit must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019.  Please include entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: For on-site sales professionals representing a volume builder, custom builder or remodeler in new home sales between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on professional approach to sales, selling techniques, philosophies, ability to overcome market obstacles, industry and community involvement and results.

 Required Materials:

  1. A list of all new homes closed between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. List should include builder, address, city and sales price (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  5. Signed, sales volume affidavit (to be mailed to the TAB office) - Click here to download the affidavit form to be completed.
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  7. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

 Please Note:

  • Affidavit must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please include entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: For a Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler

For a full-time employee of a builder responsible for performing and/or scheduling all warranty service work.

Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach to scheduling sub-contractors, working with customers, success in overcoming obstacles, quality of construction, budget management and timeliness of job completion.

Required Materials:

  1. A Professional Resume (.pdf)
  2. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  3. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  4. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  6. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: Candidate will be judged on how well they accomplish the goals and responsibilities inherent to their job description, customer sales and/or follow-up, philosophies, industry and community involvement.

 Required Materials:

  1. A letter from candidate’s supervisor stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company’s growth (.pdf)
  2. Supporting Statements (Bulleted list of items is encouraged)
    • Explain your professional approach to selling, marketing or building and any obstacles overcome - 1400 characters or less (approximately 200 words)
    • Tell how you served the real estate/home building industry (include activities and involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as an HBA) and how you serve your community - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
    • Tell how you go above and beyond in your job. - 700 characters or less (approximately 100 words)
  3. One (1) High-quality head-and-shoulders image of candidate (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  5. Optional Candidate Introduction Video (URL where video can be viewed)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Project must be from an individual residence. Entries will be judged on design, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

 Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the area site plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Project must be from a community; examples, multifamily community or developer community. Entries will be judged on design, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

 Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the area site plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Project must be from an individual residence/home. Entries will be judged on design, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. This category is intended for any project that does not meet the description or requirements of other specific Star Award (whole houses should not be placed in this category, if entry meets criteria for a different category it will be moved to the appropriate category) categories but is worthy of an entry. For example, past projects have included a planetarium remodel for a non-profit organization; a cross-country relocation, rebuild, and repurpose of an old historic barn; and a custom built horse barn and arena. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The billboard must have been exhibited between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on concept, copy, readability, impact to the target market and objective and execution.

 Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the billboard (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The commercial must have run between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Television Commercial should not be more than 90 seconds, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) URL link where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The commercial must have run between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Radio commercial should not be more than 180 seconds, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) URL link to the radio commercial (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The showroom must have been newly constructed, repurposed or fully renovated between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019.  Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on merchandising, overall design execution, and use of graphics, marketing materials, and displays.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to four (4) high-quality images depicting the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    • Approach to the showroom/sales center
    • Exterior on-site signage
    • Sales office interior
    • Product display (if applicable)
  3. Up to two (2) high-quality PDFs of the showroom/sales office floor plan (including furniture and merchandising placement) (.pdf)
  4. One (1) high-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The promotional video must have run between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries may be any length and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) link to the promotional video (URL link where video can be found) (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: Entries should be special event (e.g., grand openings, traffic builder event, consumer/realtor incentive event, builder/developer event, building supplies event, etc.). Consumer entries may be single-entry and must have been promoted in at least one public medium other than, or in addition to, direct mail and must have taken place between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on effective communication, originality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet stated marketing objectives. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards..

Required Materials:

      1. Project Description/Notes
        • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
          • Describe the event. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
          • Event Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Event highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
      2. May include any or all of the following (other than, or in addition to direct mail):
        1. Print Advertising
          • One (1) Glossy proof of each ad mounted on a black matte board (Maximum of 5 boards)
          • One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
        2. Billboard
          • One (1) High-quality image of the billboard (.jpg)
        3. Radio Commercial
          • One (1) file of the radio commercial (.mp3)
        4. Television Commercial
          • One (1) URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
        5. Internet Media
          • E-mail Message - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
          • Social Network Marketing – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
          • Online Advertising - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
          • Promotional Video - URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
          • Website – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
        6. One (1) High quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The direct mail piece must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on strength of communication, design elements, impact to target market and objectives, cost effectiveness and results.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the direct mail piece (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) copies of the direct mail piece
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) direct mail pieces must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each piece. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Email message must have run between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, and response rate of target audience.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality PDFs of the email distributed (.pdf)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Online ad must have run between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact to target market and objectives, visual design, copywriting and use of the medium.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality images of the ad submitted online (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The ad must have run in a newspaper or periodical between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on concept, copy, layout, overall design execution, communication of the ad’s objective and overall use of color (if applicable).

Required Materials:

  1. Dated tear sheet or written verification from the publisher confirming media insertion between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. (mail, fax or upload document)
  2. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  3. One (1) High-quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
  4. One (1) Glossy proof mounted on a black matte display board and mailed to TAB Office
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Display boards must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The brochure must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on best overall theme, graphic design, effective communication to target market and objectives, value and appropriateness to the selling effort. Entries should be product-oriented brochures used by on-site personnel in the direct selling effort.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the brochure (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each brochure. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Website must have been newly created or fully updated (if updated please provide a before) between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact to target market and objectives, visual design, copywriting and use of the medium.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality image of Website Homepage (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High quality image of Before Website Home Page (.jpg) * Only if website is updated not newly created.

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Social Media Marketing Program must have been newly created or fully updated between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of program, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project.1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. Components of the program
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  4. Six (6) High-quality images (.jpg)
  5. Up to two (2) videos (URL link(s) where videos can be found)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of all website URLs.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Five (5) High-quality images depicting the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the room/area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Five (5) High-quality images depicting the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the room/area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Five (5) High-quality images depicting the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the room/area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Entries into this category may include but not limited to:

  • Sunroom
  • Media Room
  • Library
  • Home Office
  • Game Room, etc. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Five (5) High-quality images depicting the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the room/area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Entries into this category may include but not limited to:

  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Gazebo
  • Pool House
  • Sports Court, etc.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the room/area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity.

 Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Eight (8) High-quality images depicting the house: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, attention to detail, functionality, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Eight (8) High-quality images depicting the interior of the house: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Kitchen
    3. Dining
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Master Bathroom
    6. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: To be considered for this category, the same home must be entered in a minimum of two (2) Best Interior Categories and one (1) Best Architectural Category in the same price point. An application for Best New Custom Home must be completed. An entry fee is required for Best New Custom Home entry.

  • Best Interior Categories
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Kitchen
    • Specialty Room
  • Best Architectural Categories
    • Architectural Design

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Three (3) High-quality images depicting the house: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Interior View of Choice
    3. 2nd Interior View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  5. List of Interior Category names and corresponding entry id #’s
  6. List of Architectural Category names and corresponding entry id #’s

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity.

 Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Eight (8) High-quality images depicting the house: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, attention to detail, functionality, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Eight (8) High-quality images depicting the interior of the house: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Kitchen
    3. Dining
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Master Bathroom
    6. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: To be considered for this category, the entry home must have participated in its local association 2018 Parade of Homes™. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2018 Star Awards. An application for Best Parade of Homes™/ Showcase Home must be completed and all category requirements met. The entry fee of $125/$175 will be waived for a Best Parade of Homes™ Home entry if it meets all the criteria. Only (1) one entry will be permitted per company.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been shown/participated in the local associations parade/showcase between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity.

 Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No more than Five (5) High quality images depicting the house: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Living Room Area
    3. Dining
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice(s) could include: Back Elevation, Master Bedroom, Master Bath or other rooms
  3. One (1) High quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: To be considered for this award, candidates must have entered in a minimum of One (1) Promotional Category and Three (3) Product Categories and must enter Best New Custom Home. No entry fee or entry is required for the Grand Award entry. Companies that previously received a Star Award in 2018 in this category are not eligible again for consideration for 2019.

Promotional Categories 

  • Custom Builder - Direct Mail Piece 
  • Custom Builder - Email Message 
  • Custom Builder - Online Ad 
  • Custom Builder - Print Ad 
  • Custom Builder - Sales Brochure 
  • Custom Builder - Special Promotion 
  • Custom Builder - Website 
  • General - Showroom/Sales Center
  • Custom Builder - Social Media Marketing Program 

Product Categories 

  • Custom Builder - Architectural Design 
  • Custom Builder - Kitchen 
  • Custom Builder - Master Bathroom 
  • Custom Builder - Master Bedroom 
  • Custom Builder - Outdoor Living Space 
  • Custom Builder - Specialty Room
  • Custom Builder - Overall Interior Design 
  • Custom Builder – New Custom Home 

The winner will be determined based on a cumulative score from all companies entries in the above categories.  If three (3) or more companies do not meet the requirements then the category will not be awarded. 

Judging Criteria: The ad must have run in a newspaper or periodical between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on concept, copy, layout, overall design execution, communication of the ad’s objective and overall use of color (if applicable).

Required Materials:

  1. Dated tear sheet or written verification from the publisher confirming media insertion between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. (mail, fax or upload document)
  2. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  3. One (1) High-quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
  4. One (1) Glossy proof mounted on a black matte display board and mailed to TAB Office
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Display boards must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Email message must have run between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, and response rate of target audience.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality PDFs of the email distributed (.pdf)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Online ad must have run between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact to target market and objectives, visual design, copywriting and use of the medium.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality images of the ad submitted online (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The direct mail piece must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on strength of communication, design elements, impact to target market and objectives, cost effectiveness and results.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the direct mail piece (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) copies of the direct mail piece
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) direct mail pieces must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each piece. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The brochure must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on best overall theme, graphic design, effective communication to target market and objectives, value and appropriateness to the selling effort. Entries should be product-oriented brochures used by on-site personnel in the direct selling effort.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the brochure (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each brochure. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Website must have been newly created or fully updated (if updated please provide a before) between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on originality, concept, execution, overall effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and objectives.  Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality image of Website Homepage (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High quality image of Before Website Home Page (.jpg) * Only if website is updated not newly created.

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: Entries should be public relations promotions (e.g., grand openings, traffic builder promotions, consumer/realtor incentive programs, builder/developer promotions, building supplies promotions, etc.). Consumer entries may be single-entry or campaigns and must have been promoted in at least one public medium other than, or in addition to, direct mail and must have taken place between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on effective communication, originality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet stated marketing objectives. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. May include any or all of the following (other than, or in addition to direct mail):
    1. Print Advertising
      • One (1) Glossy proof of each ad mounted on a black matte board (Maximum of 5 boards)
      • One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
    2. Billboard
      • One (1) High-quality image of the billboard (.jpg)
    3. Radio Commercial
      • One (1) file of the radio commercial (.mp3)
    4. Television Commercial
      • One (1) URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
    5. Internet Media
      • E-mail Message - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
      • Social Network Marketing – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
      • Online Advertising - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
      • Promotional Video - URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
      • Website – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Display boards must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page. (Maximum of 5 boards)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Social Media Marketing Program must have been newly created or fully updated between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of program, response rate and level of interaction by target audience. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Components of the program
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  4. Six (6) High-quality images (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  5. Up to two (2) videos (URL link(s) where videos can be found)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of all website URLs.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: To be eligible, the community must have the first models/units opened or completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on their ability to:

  • Protect and provide access to the natural environment
  • Incorporate a mix of land uses
  • Use land in an efficient and innovative manner
  • Be pedestrian-scaled and pedestrian friendly
  • Provide housing choices
  • Utilize infill opportunities 

Note: It is neither required nor expected that every entry address all of the principles. Judges will award those projects demonstrating the best execution of applicable principles.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the community including: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Signage
    2. Sales Office
    3. Recreation or Community Center
    4. Green Areas: Parks, Lakes, Trails, etc.
    5. Streets/Sidewalks
    6. Street view of Units
  3. Up to Two (2) High-quality PDFs of the community site plans (.pdf)
  4. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: To be eligible, the community must have the first models/units opened or completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on their ability to:

  • Protect and provide access to the natural environment
  • Incorporate a mix of land uses
  • Use land in an efficient and innovative manner
  • Be pedestrian-scaled and pedestrian friendly
  • Provide housing choices
  • Utilize infill opportunities 

Note: It is neither required nor expected that every entry address all of the principles. Judges will award those projects demonstrating the best execution of applicable principles.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the community including: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    • Signage
    • Sales Office
    • Recreation or Community Center
    • Green Areas: Parks, Lakes, Trails, etc.
    • Streets/Sidewalks
    • Street view of Units
  3. Up to Two (2) High-quality PDFs of the community site plans (.pdf)
  4. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: To be eligible, the community must have the first models/units opened or completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on their ability to:

  • Protect and provide access to the natural environment
  • Incorporate a mix of land uses
  • Use land in an efficient and innovative manner
  • Be pedestrian-scaled and pedestrian friendly
  • Provide housing choices
  • Utilize infill opportunities 

Note: It is neither required nor expected that every entry address all of the principles. Judges will award those projects demonstrating the best execution of applicable principles.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the community including: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    • Signage
    • Sales Office
    • Recreation or Community Center
    • Green Areas: Parks, Lakes, Trails, etc.
    • Streets/Sidewalks
    • Street view of Units
  3. Up to Two (2) High-quality PDFs of the community site plans (.pdf)
  4. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. This category is intended to showcase a developers Community Club House. Entries will be judged on design, use of space, attention to detail, use of materials, exceptional features or amenities, and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. This category is intended to showcase an amenity that sets this community apart or increases the quality of life to the residents of the community. Entries will be judged on design, use of space, attention to detail, use of materials and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: To be considered for this award, candidates must have entered in a minimum of Two (2) Promotional Categories and One (1) Best Overall Community and One (1) Product Category.  No entry fee or entry is required for the Grand Award entry. Companies that previously received a Star Award in 2018 in this category are not eligible again for consideration for 2019.

  • Promotional Categories
    • Developer – Direct Mail Piece
    • Developer – Online Advertisement
    • Developer – Print Ad 
    • General – Billboard
    • Developer – Social Media Marketing Plan
    • General – Promotional Video
    • Developer – Email Message
    • Developer – Special Promotion
    • Developer – Website
    • General - Showroom/Sales Center
    • Developer – Sales Brochure
    • General - Radio Commercial 
    • General - Television 
  • Best Overall Community Category
    • Developer – Community up to 20 Acres 
    • Developer – Community 20 Acres to 199 Acres
    • Developer – Community 200 Acres or More
  • Best Overall Product Category
    • Developer – Community Club House  
    • Developer – Community Amenities 

The winner will be determined based on a cumulative score from all companies entries in the above categories.  If three (3) or more companies do not meet the requirements then the category will not be awarded. 

Judging Criteria: The direct mail piece must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on strength of communication, design elements, impact to target market and objectives, cost effectiveness and results. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the direct mail piece (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) copies of the direct mail piece
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) direct mail pieces must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each piece. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The ad must have run in a newspaper or periodical between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on concept, copy, layout, overall design execution, communication of the ad’s objective and overall use of color (if applicable)Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Dated tear sheet or written verification from the publisher confirming media insertion between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. (mail, fax or upload document)
  2. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  3. One (1) High-quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
  4. One (1) Glossy proof mounted on a black matte display board and mailed to TAB Office
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Display boards must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Email message must have run between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, and response rate of target audience. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality PDFs of the email distributed (.pdf)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Online ad must have run between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact to target market and objectives, visual design, copywriting and use of the medium. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality images of the ad submitted online (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The brochure must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on best overall theme, graphic design, effective communication to target market and objectives, value and appropriateness to the selling effort. Entries should be product-oriented brochures used by on-site personnel in the direct selling effort. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the brochure (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each brochure. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Website must have been newly created or fully updated (if updated please provide a before) between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on originality, concept, execution, overall effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and objectives. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality image of Website Homepage (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High quality image of Before Website Home Page (.jpg) * Only if website is updated not newly created.

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: Entries should be public relations promotions (e.g., grand openings, traffic builder promotions, consumer/realtor incentive programs, builder/developer promotions, building supplies promotions, etc.). Consumer entries may be single-entry or campaigns and must have been promoted in at least one public medium other than, or in addition to, direct mail and must have taken place between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on effective communication, originality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet stated marketing objectives. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. May include any or all of the following (other than, or in addition to direct mail):
    1. Print Advertising
      • One (1) Glossy proof of each ad mounted on a black matte board (Maximum of 5 boards)
      • One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
    2. Billboard
      • One (1) High-quality image of the billboard (.jpg)
    3. Radio Commercial
      • One (1) file of the radio commercial (.mp3)
    4. Television Commercial
      • One (1) URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
    5. Internet Media
      • E-mail Message - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
      • Social Network Marketing – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
      • Online Advertising - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
      • Promotional Video - URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
      • Website – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Display boards must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page. (Maximum of 5 boards)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Social Media Marketing Program must have been newly created or fully updated between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of program, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Components of the program
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  4. Six (6) High-quality images (.jpg)
  5. Up to two (2) videos (URL link(s) where videos can be found)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of all website URLs.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship functionality and creativity.

Multifamily projects include:

  • Duplexes
  • Townhomes
  • Condos
  • Lofts

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the unit: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, attention to detail, functionality, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

 Multifamily projects include:

  • Duplexes
  • Townhomes
  • Condos
  • Lofts

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the unit: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Kitchen
    3. Dining
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Master Bathroom
    6. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg) 

Please Note:

  • .jpg or .pdf files will be used for Star Awards judging and presentation.
  • .jpg files should be less than 500 KB in size and 300dpi or better. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. This category is intended to showcase the interior design of a community space.  Entries will be judged on design, use of space, attention to detail, use of materials, exceptional features or amenities, and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, attention to detail, use of materials, amenities offered to community, cost/value relationship functionality and creativity as it addresses the needs of the target market.

Multifamily projects include:

  • Garden Apartment
  • Apartment (non-garden)
  • Condominium
  • Other (Please write in, if applicable)

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Showcase Model Unit: No less than Four (4) and no more than Six (6) High quality images depicting the unit: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. View of Choice
  3. Images of Complex Features: Up to five (5) High-quality images (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Signage
    2. Recreation or Community Center
    3. Green Areas: Parks, Lakes, Trails, etc.
    4. Streets/Sidewalks
    5. Street View of Units
  4. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  5. One (1) High quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

Brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

Please Note:

  • .jpg or .pdf files will be used for Star Awards judging and presentation.
  • .jpg files should be more than 500 KB in size and 300dpi or better. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, amenities offered to community, cost/value relationship functionality and creativity.

  • Protect and provide access to the natural environment
  • Incorporate a mix of land uses
  • Use land in an efficient and innovative manner
  • Be pedestrian-scaled and pedestrian friendly
  • Provide housing choices
  • Utilize infill opportunities 

Note: It is neither required nor expected that every entry address all of the principles. Judges will award those projects demonstrating the best execution of applicable principles.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the community including: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Signage
    2. Sales Office
    3. Recreation or Community Center
    4. Green Areas: Parks, Lakes, Trails, etc.
    5. Streets/Sidewalks
    6. Street view of Units
  3. At least one (1) or no more than three (3) High-quality PDFs of community plan (.PDF)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • .jpg or .pdf files will be used for Star Awards judging and presentation.
  • .jpg files should be more than 500 KB in size and 300dpi or better. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, architectural plan, landscape architecture document, and improvements to site.

Multifamily projects include:

  • Townhome Community
  • Lofts Community
  • Garden Apartment Community
  • Apartment Community (non-garden)
  • Condominium Community

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. Model Unit: No less than five (5) and no more than nine (9) High-quality images depicting the site plan (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation of Community
    2. Architectural Plan
    3. Landscape Architecture
    4. Improvements to the Land
    5. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF community site plan (.PDF)
  4. Images of Community Features: Up to (3) High-quality images (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • .jpg or .pdf files will be used for Star Awards judging and presentation.
  • .jpg files should be more than 500 KB in size and 300dpi or better. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the before of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the after of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
    **Providing both before and after pictures give the judges better insight to the project.
  4. One (1) High quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1)  High quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the before of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the after of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
    **Providing both before and after pictures give the judges better insight to the project.
  4. One (1) High quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Entries into this category may include but not limited to:

  • Sunroom
  • Media Room
  • Library
  • Home Office, etc.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the before of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the after of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
    • **Providing both before and after pictures give the judges better insight to the project.
  4. One (1) High quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Entries into this category may include but not limited to:

  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Gazebo
  • Pool House
  • Sport Court, etc.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the before of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the after of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
    • **Providing both before and after pictures give the judges better insight to the project.
  4. One (1) High quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High quality images depicting the before of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High-quality images depicting the after of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
    • **Providing both before and after pictures give the judges better insight to the project.
  4. One (1) High-quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High-quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the before of any of the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. One View of Choice
  3. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the after of any of the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. One View of Choice
  4. One (1) High-quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High-quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the before of any of the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. One View of Choice
  3. No less than Six (6) and no more than Nine (9) High-quality images depicting the after of any of the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. One View of Choice
  4. One (1) High-quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High-quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. Two (2) High-quality images depicting the before of each of the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
  3. Two (2) High-quality images depicting the after of each of the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
  4. One (1) High-quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High-quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature AcknowledgementPhotography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: THE HOME MUST BE ON THE HISTORIC REGISTRY and the project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2018 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
    • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Six (6) High quality images depicting the before of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Six (6) High quality images depicting the after of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
    • **Providing both before and after pictures give the judges better insight to the project.
  4. One (1) High quality PDF of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) High quality PDF of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  7. No less than One (1) and no more than Two (2) High-quality PDFs of historical documentation or registry information (.pdf)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The project must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. The entry must be at least 50 years old to be considered historic (dwelling must have original construction completion prior to 1967). Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, functionality and creativity. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Six (6) High quality images depicting the before of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Six (6) High quality images depicting the after of the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)**
    • **Providing both before and after pictures give the judges better insight to the project.
  4. One (1) to Two (2) High quality PDFs of the before floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  5. One (1) to Two (2) High quality PDFs of the after floor plan for the room/area (.pdf)
  6. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Note: To be considered for this award, candidates must have entered in a minimum of One (1) Promotional Category and Three (3) Best Product Categories. No entry fee or entry is required for the Grand Award entry. Companies that previously received a Star Award in 2018 in this category are not eligible again for consideration in the 2019 Awards.

  • Promotional Categories
    • Remodeler - Email Message
    • Remodeler - Online Ad
    • Remodeler - Website
    • Remodeler - Social Media Marketing Program
    • General - Promotional Video
  • Product Categories
    • Remodeler - Best Addition
    • Remodeler - Bathroom Renovation
    • Remodeler - Kitchen Renovation
    • Remodeler - Outdoor Living Space
    • Remodeler - Specialty Room
    • Remodeler - Whole House Renovation
    • Remodeler - Whole House Renovation Attached Home
    • Remodeler - Historic Renovation
    • Remodeler - Historically Sensitive Renovation
    • Remodeler - Front Elevation

The winner will be determined based on a cumulative score from all companies entries in the above categories.  If three (3) or more companies do not meet the requirements then the category will not be awarded. 

Judging Criteria: The Email message must have run between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, and response rate of target audience.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality PDFs of the email distributed (.pdf)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Online ad must have run between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact to target market and objectives, visual design, copywriting and use of the medium. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality images of the ad submitted online (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Website must have been newly created or fully updated (if updated please provide a before) between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on originality, concept, execution, overall effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and objectives. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality image of Website Homepage (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High quality image of Before Website Home Page (.jpg) * Only if website is updated not newly created. 

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Social Media Marketing Program must have been newly created or fully updated between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of program, response rate and level of interaction by target audience. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Components of the program
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  4. Six (6) High-quality images (.jpg)
  5. Up to two (2) videos (URL link(s) where videos can be found)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of all website URLs.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

 

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019, is a home that has a model and more than one home will be built from this plan. Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to design detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. (Lot price included.) Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room Area
    3. Dining Area
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product’s specific target market in the most cost-effective manner. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    • Living Room Area
    • Dining Area
    • Master Bedroom
    • Kitchen
    • View of Choice
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

This home should be a one of a kind home.  (Lot price included.)

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. This home should be a one of a kind home(Lot price included.) Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Six (6) High-quality images depicting the following: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
    1. Front Elevation
    2. Back Elevation
    3. Living Room
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Kitchen
    6. View of Choice
  3. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High-quality PDFs of the floor plan and architectural drawing of the front elevation. (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Five (5) High-quality images depicting the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the room/area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. Entries will be judged on design, quality of construction, attention to detail, use of materials, cost/value relationship and creativity.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Three (3) and no more than Five (5) High-quality images depicting the room/area (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the room/area floor plan (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The home must have been built between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in the most cost-effective manner. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. No less than Two (2) and no more than Four (4) High-quality images depicting the special feature or room: (.jpg, minimum file size of 500KB)
  3. One (1) High-quality PDF of the floor plans. (.pdf)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature AcknowledgementPhotography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Grand Award - Volume Builder of the Year (will be split into 3 levels)

  • Volume Builder of the Year (51-99 Home Volume)
  • Volume Builder of the Year (100 - 299 Home Volume)
  • Volume Builder of the Year (300 or More Home Volume)

To be considered for this award, candidates must have entered in a minimum of Two (2) Promotional Categories and Two (2) Best Product Category in the same price point and One (1) Individual Achievement Category. No entry fee or entry is required for the Grand Award entry. Companies that previously received a Star Award in 2018 in this category are not eligible again for consideration in the 2019 Star Awards.

  • Promotional Category
    • Volume Builder - Direct Mail Piece
    • Volume Builder - Email Message
    • Volume Builder - Online Ad
    • Volume Builder - Print Ad
    • General - Radio Commercial
    • Volume Builder - Sales Brochure
    • General - Showroom / Sales Center
    • Volume Builder - Special Promotion
    • General - Television Commercial
    • Volume Builder - Website
    • Volume Builder - Social Media Marketing Program
    • General - Promotional Video
  • Best Product Category
    • Custom Home
    • Product Design
    • Interior Merchandising
    • Specilaty Feature/Room
    • Bathroom Design
    • Kitchen Design
  • Individual Achievement Category
    • Construction Manager of the Year
    • Construction Superintendent of the Year
    • Project Manager of the Year
    • Marketing Professional of the Year
    • Rookie Sales Professional of the Year
    • Sales Manager of the Year
    • On-site Sales Person of the Year
    • Warranty Service Professional of the Year

The winner will be determined based on a cumulative score from all companies entries in the above categories.  If three (3) or more companies do not meet the requirements then the category will not be awarded. 

Judging Criteria: The direct mail piece must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on strength of communication, design elements, impact to target market and objectives, cost effectiveness and results. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the direct mail piece (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) copies of the direct mail piece
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) direct mail pieces must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each piece. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The ad must have run in a newspaper or periodical between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on concept, copy, layout, overall design execution, communication of the ad’s objective and overall use of color (if applicable)Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Dated tear sheet or written verification from the publisher confirming media insertion between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. (mail, fax or upload document)
  2. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  3. One (1) High-quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
  4. One (1) Glossy proof mounted on a black matte display board and mailed to TAB Office
  5. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Display boards must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Email message must have run between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, and response rate of target audience. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality PDFs of the email distributed (.pdf)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Online ad must have run between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact to target market and objectives, visual design, copywriting and use of the medium. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Up to two (2) High-quality images of the ad submitted online (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The brochure must have been used in the sales and marketing effort between January 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on best overall theme, graphic design, effective communication to target market and objectives, value and appropriateness to the selling effort. Entries should be product-oriented brochures used by on-site personnel in the direct selling effort. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight - 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality image of the brochure (.jpg)
  3. Five (5) complete copies of the original brochure (including applicable inserts of floor plans, site plan, features, etc.)
  4. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Five (5) brochures must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of each brochure. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Website must have been newly created or fully updated (if updated please provide a before) between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on originality, concept, execution, overall effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and objectives. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  3. One (1) High-quality image of Website Homepage (.jpg)
  4. One (1) High quality image of Before Website Home Page (.jpg) * Only if website is updated not newly created. 

Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: Entries should be public relations promotions (e.g., grand openings, traffic builder promotions, consumer/realtor incentive programs, builder/developer promotions, building supplies promotions, etc.). Consumer entries may be single-entry or campaigns and must have been promoted in at least one public medium other than, or in addition to, direct mail and must have taken place between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on effective communication, originality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet stated marketing objectives. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards. 

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. May include any or all of the following (other than, or in addition to direct mail):
    1. Print Advertising
      • One (1) Glossy proof of each ad mounted on a black matte board (Maximum of 5 boards)
      • One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
    2. Billboard
      • One (1) High-quality image of the billboard (.jpg)
    3. Radio Commercial
      • One (1) file of the radio commercial (.mp3)
    4. Television Commercial
      • One (1) URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
    5. Internet Media
      • E-mail Message - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
      • Social Network Marketing – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
      • Online Advertising - One (1) High-Quality image of the advertisement (.jpg)
      • Promotional Video - URL or web address where the television commercial can be viewed (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
      • Website – URL or web address (Please enter http:// at the beginning of your website URL.)
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)

Please Note:

  • Display boards must be delivered to the TAB Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please place a label with the entry number on the front upper right-hand corner of the item. Your entry number is displayed on the submitting page. (Maximum of 5 boards)

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

Judging Criteria: The Social Media Marketing Program must have been newly created or fully updated between January 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of program, response rate and level of interaction by target audience. Projects that previously received a 2018 Star Award in this category are not eligible again for consideration, but the project may enter another category, if applicable, in the 2019 Star Awards.

Required Materials:

  1. Project Description/Notes
    • (This information will be used to highlight the project during the awards presentation should this entry be selected to receive an award; bulleted list of items is encouraged)
      • Describe the project. 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words)
      • Project Highlight 1050 characters or less (approximately 150 words) Project highlight will be used in the script should the entry be selected as a winner. Please make sure this information is relevant to this project.
  2. Components of the program
  3. One (1) High-quality company logo (.jpg)
  4. Six (6) High-quality images (.jpg)
  5. Up to two (2) videos (URL link(s) where videos can be found)

Please enter http:// at the beginning of all website URLs.

PLEASE NOTE: The Entrant Review and Signature Acknowledgement, Photography Release: Copyrighted Materials, and the Photography Release: Usage Rights fields in the Category Specific Data Tab MUST be completed in order to save your entry. These required fields will be noted by an asterisk.

 

For a PDF of the 2019 Star Awards Category List, click here

To view the 2019 Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

To view information about the Star Awards, click here

2019 marks the 26th Anniversary for the Texas Star Awards! 

In 1992, the Texas Association of Builders launched the Texas Star Awards — the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry. In 2005, this remarkable awards program expanded to include projects throughout the Southwest. The Star Awards will continue to showcase the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals, construction professionals and industry leaders in Texas and the Southwest! 2018 marked 25 years of recognizing TAB members showcasing the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals, construction professionals and industry leaders in Texas and the Southwest! We are excited to see what 2019 Star Awards brings.  

The Star Awards are held in conjunction with the Sunbelt Builders Show™ and are heavily marketed to the Sunbelt region: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. With more than 100 categories to choose from and hundreds of entries each year, it is an impressive feat to be identified as a finalist, let alone a winner.

The Star Awards Finalist and Winners will be recognized during the Sunbelt Builders Show™ at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. For more information on the Sunbelt Builders Show™, call (800) 252-3625 or visit www.TexasBuilders.org or www.SunbeltBuildersShow.com.

Over 500 entries were submitted for consideration in the 2018 Star Awards. The Texas Association of Builders holds the annual competition to showcase the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, and sales, marketing, and construction professionals in Texas. Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts from across the nation during an intense two-day judging period.

Please visit TAB Star Awards to view the list of finalists and winners.

To view the TAB 2018 Star Awards Press Release, please click here.  

If you'd like more information on how to Register and Login to submit your entries, click here to view a video tutorial.

 For information: Call the Texas Association of Builders at 512.476.6346 or Toll-Free at 1.800.252.3625.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 STAR AWARDS PROGRAM & AWARDS PRESENTATION SPONSORS

To secure a sponsorship today please contact Angelica at Angelica@TexasBuilders.org.

Click here for more information about our sponsorhip opportunities. 

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