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NAHB HONOR AWARDS

Purpose of Award:

This award recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements and work done by a Sales & Marketing Leader whose efforts bring a positive and significant impact to the residential construction industry.

Description: 

The NAHB Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year award is presented by The National Sales and Marketing Council. It is the highest level of recognition presented by NAHB that recognizes a professional for accomplishments in the building industry and/or throughout the NAHB Federation.

Judging Considerations:

  • Contribution to home building
  • Impact to the residential construction industry
  • Building industry involvement

Who Can Submit Nominations?

This award is open to any NAHB professional who has made a significant impact to the residential construction community through sales and marketing.

Judge/Evaluators:

Applications to be anonymously reviewed by members of NAHB National Sales & Marketing Council in collaboration with The NationalsSM.

Presentation:

The NAHB Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year award will be presented during the Nationals GalaSM held in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Form (click here)
  • Submit image of candidate

Purpose of Award:

The NAHB Woman of the Year award recognizes and honors outstanding achievements and work done by a woman whose efforts bring a positive and significant impact to the residential construction industry.

Description:

The NAHB Woman of the Year award is presented in collaboration with the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council. It is the residential construction industry’s premier award recognizing a woman for her exceptional achievement(s) — and/or extraordinary contributions advocating for the advancement of women — in the building industry and/or throughout the NAHB Federation. This respected individual demonstrates good business acumen, serves as a role model for excellence in leadership and embodies purpose and vision.

Application Elements:

Section 1

Applicant’s Contact Information (Nominator/Person completing form)

Section 2

Nominee Contact Information (May self-nominate)

Section 3

Nomination Details:

  1. What significant contributions have you or the nominee made to the home building industry that merit receiving this award? (750 words)
  2. Explain your contributions or the nominee’s contributions in creating opportunities specifically for women in the building industry. (750 words)
  3. Describe how you or the nominee has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the home building industry through industry-related positions and/or activities. (750 words)

Judging Considerations:

  • Contribution to home building and women in the industry
  • Impact to the residential construction industry
  • Building industry involvement

Who Can Submit Nominations?

This award is open to any woman who has made a significant impact to the residential construction community.

Judge/Evaluators:

Applications to be anonymously reviewed by members of NAHB PWB Council in collaborating with The NationalsSM.

Presentation:

The NAHB Woman of the Year award will be presented during the Nationals GalaSM held in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Form (click here)
  • Submit image of candidate

Purpose of Award:

The NAHB GIA International Home of the Year award recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements and work done by land planners, architects, engineers, designers, builders, and developers that solve a socio-economic challenge, are rooted in sustainability and wellness, and will have positive implications globally.

Description:

The International Home of the Year award is presented by The NAHB Global Opportunities Board. Each year, NAHB GIA recognizes and honors the most cutting-edge, advanced and original products, services, and homes from around the world. This year, the program will honor a winner in a new category— the International Home of the Year. The winner will be announced at The Nationals SM Gala during the International Builders’ Show. 

Who Can Submit Applications?

This award is open to all global citizens including land planners, architects, engineers, designers, builders and developers for the best of the year. 

The following markets are eligible for consideration:

  • Residential
  • Transient
  • Work force
  • Affordable
  • Market Rate
  • Luxury
  • Mixed Use (residential only)
  • Submittals to include any or all the following:
  • Infrastructure
  • Land Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • 3D Modeling
  • Videography

“On the Boards” entries are eligible.  

Judge/Evaluators:

Applications to be anonymously reviewed by independent panel of judges. Judges may include international land planners, engineers, architects, landscape architects, designers, building science and industry experts.

Presentation:

The NAHB GIA International Home of the Year award will be presented during the Nationals GalaSM held in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show.

Entry Requirements:

Application must be completed by November 30. Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Please visit  NAHB’s Awards to submit your entry.

For additional information please visit www.nahb.org/gia or contact Giuliana Nava-Cord at gnava@nbh.org. 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Sales Awards Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Sales Awards Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Sales Awards Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidates

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Sales Awards Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Sales Awards Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Sales Manager Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Marketing Director Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Mortgage Professional Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Lifestyle Director Form (download)
  • Submit image of candidate

COUNCIL HONOR AWARDS

Awards will be presented based upon membership size as of October 29, 2020 (under 50 members, 50–100 members, 100–200 members, 200–300 members, over 300 members).

Note: These categories are based upon the size of the Sales and Marketing Councils nationally, and not based on NAHB’s HBA size categories.

Entry Requirements:

Only Sales and Marketing councils that are affiliated with NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council and with a NAHB-affiliated Home Builders’ Association are eligible to participate.

Affiliated organizations must be in full compliance with all NAHB bylaws, and individuals must be members in good standing with their dues fully paid.

Net growth will be determined based on the local council’s highest number of members during the year (their “base” number) compared to their total number of active members on Oct. 31. (Both values will be determined using the WMS membership reports by the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council Staff.)

  • Complete SMC Entry Form ONLY (download)

BRANDING/MARKETING CATEGORIES

Entry will be judged on graphics, concept, overall design, readability and execution.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that demonstrate logo usage
  • Submit all images in JPEG format only

Entry will be judged on graphics, concept, overall design, readability and execution.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that demonstrate graphic continuity of marketing materials
  • Submit all images in JPEG format only

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout, overall design and readability.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (1) sample brochure sent to The Nationals office no later than November 5
  • (1) image that represents entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout, overall design and readability.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (1) sample brochure sent to The Nationals office no later than November 5
  • (1) image that represents entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout and overall design, execution and continuity. Includes newspaper, magazine or print media.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (1) printed sample sent to The Nationals office no later than November 5
  • (1) image that represents entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout and overall design, execution and continuity.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (1) image of each ad submitted

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout and overall design, execution and continuity.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (1) image of each ad submitted

MEDIA CATEGORIES

Entry will be judged on originality, concept and execution of the spot as it relates to the specified target market and the qualified traffic that was generated.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • One audio (mp3) file of the radio spot
  • (2) to (4) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Entry will be judged on originality, concept and execution of the spot as it relates to the specified target market and the qualified traffic that was generated.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • One video (.mov or QuickTime) file of the TV spot
  • (2) to (4) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Entry will be judged on originality, concept and execution of the spot as it relates to the specified target market and the qualified traffic that was generated.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • One video (.mov or QuickTime) file of the TV spot
  • (2) to (4) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

ONLINE MARKETING CATEGORIES

Entry will be judged on design, effectiveness, use of best practices and user experience. Website must be fully updated by November 1, 2019, so that the judges can review it online.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Website Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Link to website (for judging)

Entry will be judged on design, effectiveness, use of best practices and user experience. Website must be fully updated by November 1, 2019, so that the judges can review it online.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Website Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Link to website (for judging)

Entry will be judged on design, effectiveness, use of best practices and user experience. Website must be fully updated by November 1, 2019, so that the judges can review it online.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Website Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Link to website (for judging)

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout and overall design, execution and continuity.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Social Media Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Link(s) to actual campaign highly encouraged.

Entry will be judged on creativity, design, use of best practices and campaign performance.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Email Marketing Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Link(s) to actual campaign highly encouraged.

Entry will be judged on creativity, user experience and overall design, continuity and effectiveness. Includes banners/rich media, eblasts, microsites, landing pages and online PR.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Complete Digital Marketing Form (download)
  • Include at least two executions of campaign
  • Up to (6) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Link(s) to actual campaign highly encouraged.

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

Awards may be presented for apps, virtual reality tours and point of sale tools. Entry will be judged on level of realism, creativity, cinematic quality, use of sound (music, sound effects, narration) and use of special effects.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Video (.mov or QuickTime) file of animation

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Digital images of images of promotion (photos of events are suggested)
  • Digital images of ads or other marketing items, including any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc.
  • Radio and television submissions should be sent as audio (mp3) files and video (.mov or QuickTime) files

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Up to (6) digital images of promotion (photos of events are suggested)
  • Up to (6) images of ads that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Audio (mp3) and video (.mov or QuickTime) files used in campaign

CAMPAIGN/SALES PROGRAM CATEGORIES

Entry will be judged on creativity, design and success of materials developed to gain product interest. Includes all collateral and online platforms, print/electronic media and billboards.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images of promotion (photos of events are suggested)
  • Up to (6) images of ads that represent the campaign, including any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc.
  • Radio and television submissions should be sent as audio (mp3) files and video (.mov or QuickTime) files

Entry will be judged on creativity, design and success of materials developed to gain product interest. Includes ads, print/electronic media and billboards.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images of promotion (photos of events are suggested)
  • Up to (6) images of ads that represent the campaign, including any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc.
  • Radio and television submissions should be sent as audio (mp3) files and video (.mov or QuickTime) files

Entry will be judged on creativity, design and success of materials developed to gain product interest. Includes a series of ads, print/electronic media and billboards.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Up to (6) images of promotion (photos of events are suggested)
  • Up to (6) images of ads that represent the campaign, including any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc.
  • Radio and television submissions should be sent as audio (mp3) files and video (.mov or QuickTime) files

Entry will be judged on creativity, design and success of programs related to the community.

Entry Requirements

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Submit images of promotion (photos of events are suggested)
  • Submit images of ads that represent the campaign, including any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc.
  • Radio and television submissions should be sent as audio (mp3) files and video (.mov) files

Entry will be judged on best marketing promotion and overall effectiveness by an associate or supplier.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Digital images of images of promotion (photos of events are suggested)
  • Digital images of ads or other marketing items, including any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc.
  • Radio and television submissions should be sent as audio (mp3) files and video (.mov or QuickTime) files

Entry will be judged on originality, concept and execution of project program. Includes individual charities or builder-supported, non-profit programs (e.g., Boy Scouts, HomeAid, City of Hope, Extreme Home Makeover, etc.).

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

SALES ENVIRONMENT CATEGORIES

Neighborhood sales/leasing center for a single builder and product line. Entry will be judged on theme, function, display concept, creativity and design used in the office.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Welcome center for multiple product lines. Entry will be judged on theme, function, display concept, creativity and design used in the office.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Defined as a sales center with vignette of model included. Entry will be judged on theme, function, display concept, creativity and design used in the office.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on theme, function, display concept, creativity and design used in the office.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on theme, function, display concept, creativity and design used in the space, as well as quality of product presentation, continuity within the space and continuity with the builders’ branding.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, basic graphics and layout, design, execution, readability and continuity. Includes onsite and offsite signage.

Entry Requirements

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Entry will be judged on the landscape effectiveness, impact and function in enhancing the product. Landscaping includes ground cover, hardscape and softscape for front and backyard spaces.

Entry Requirements

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

Awards may be presented for builder, neighborhood or master planned community.

Entry will be judged on the landscape effectiveness, impact and function in enhancing the product or project. Landscaping includes ground cover, hardscape and softscape.

Entry Requirements

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)

MODEL HOME CATEGORIES

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories as they relate to the intended target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories as they relate to the intended target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories as they relate to the intended target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories as they relate to the intended target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories as they relate to the intended target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories as they relate to the intended target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories as they relate to its intended goals by the client.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the target market and sales success.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, functionality, innovative use of interior space and creative integration of the plan as it relates to the desires and intended goals of the client.

Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • (6) to (8) images that represent entry (to be used in awards show, website, PR)
  • Floor plan saved as PDF or JPEG

COMMUNITY HONOR CATEGORIES

Entry will be judged on the overall sales, marketing and design approach as it relates to the target market.

Must also be entered in the following categories: Logo (14), Brochure (16), Website (26), Signage (44), Sales/Leasing Center (39), Interior Merchandising (47 through 52) and Architecture (60).

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Site plan of the community
  • (4) to (6) images of community branding, including logo, brochure and ads
  • (4) to (6) images of community, including exteriors of homes, interiors, signage and sales office
  • Link to community website

Entry will be judged on the overall sales, marketing and design approach as it relates to the target market.

Must also be entered in the following categories: Logo (14), Brochure (16), Website (26), Signage (44), Sales/Leasing Center (39), Interior Merchandising (47 through 52) and Architecture (60).

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Site plan of the community
  • (4) to (6) images of community branding, including logo, brochure and ads
  • (4) to (6) images of community, including exteriors of homes, interiors, signage and sales office
  • Link to community website

Defined as a single neighborhood or collection of plans by a single builder. Entry will be judged on the overall sales, marketing and design approach as it relates to the target market.

Must also be entered in the following categories: Logo (14), Brochure (16), Website (26), Signage (44), Sales/Leasing Center (39), Landscape Design (45 or 46), Interior Merchandising (47 through 52) and Architecture (54 through 59).

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Site plan of the community
  • (4) to (6) images of community branding, including logo, brochure and ads
  • (4) to (6) images of community, including exteriors of homes, interiors, signage and sales office
  • Link to community website

Defined as multiple product lines offered by one or more builders in the same setting with a unique cohesive branding. Entry will be judged on the overall sales, marketing and design approach as it relates to the target market.

Must also be entered in the following categories: Logo (14), Brochure (17), Website (26) and Signage (44), plus at least one of the following categories: Sales/Leasing Center (39), Welcome Center (40) or Clubhouse (42).

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Complete Team/Project Form (download)
  • Site plan of the community
  • (4) to (6) images of community branding, including logo, brochure and ads
  • (4) to (6) images of community, including exteriors of homes, interiors, signage and sales office
  • Link to community website