Only CHBA-ER members in good standings throughout the competition are eligible to enter. A member in good standing is considered to be one with no outstanding invoices with the CHBA – ER, and follows the Code of Ethics. Those members not in good standing may be eliminated from the competition.
New Home Awards, and Renovation Awards: The home must have been completed during the timeframe of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Sales Person/Team of the Year Awards: Must be with the member company during the timeframe of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Sales Volume Awards: All sales must be unconditionally approved from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Advertising Awards: Marketing must have been active during the timeframe of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Sales Center Awards: Open to the public during the timeframe of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Best New Community Award: The first Show Home Parade must have opened within 24 months of September 30, 2018. Community must have lots/homes currently for sale from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Best Community Award: A new phase must have been released/constructed during the timeframe of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. Community must have lots/homes currently for sale from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Any entries made to the CHBA-ER Awards for Housing Excellence that was entered previously in the competition is not eligible. However, an entry using the same floor plan can be submitted again from a different home with a different address.
Each entry must be made by creating an individual online entry. The Realtor Awards require an entry to be submitted by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Deadline for online submissions is October 30 at 12:00PM MDT.
Projects entered in the CHBA-ER Awards for Housing Excellence competition must be located in the Edmonton Region.
Number of Allowed Entries:
All Single Family Awards, Multi-Family Awards, Renovation Awards, Sales People of the Year (CS1, CS2 and CS3 – NOT including GS1), Development Awards, Advertising Awards: Three (3) submissions in these categories.
Sales Centre Awards: Two (2) submissions in these categories.
Environmental Awards: One (1); can apply for both Single Family Home Builder and Multi-Family Home Builder categories.
General Member of the Year - Builders’ Choice Awards, GS1 General Member Sales Person/Liaison Builder of the Year, Industry Leadership Award: One (1) submission in these categories.
Entries must be authorized by the home builder, renovator or developer member, including any entry submitted on their behalf by an authorized third party.
Price is to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. All builders must submit the price based on the current market price at the time of submission or total retail sale price at the time of sale. List the actual selling or advertised price (including upgrades) of the unit submitted.
Lottery homes, staff purchases, and builder owner homes must submit the selling price as if the home/unit were sold to the public.
Price Specification for Single Family:
Include: Base model price, all interior/exterior upgrades, all change orders, extras or additions, appliances and permanent fixtures, window coverings, basement development (optional)
Exclude: Land and GST, landscaping, detached garage, garage (Sales Centre) finishing, and furnishings.
Price Specifications for Multi-Family Categories:
Include: Price of land without GST. Include all interior upgrades, appliances and permanent fixtures, window coverings, basement development (optional). Use the current market price of the unit or total retail sale price at the time of sale, without GST.
Excludes: Landscaping, detached garage, garage (sales Centre) finishing, and furnishings.
Price Specifications for Renovation Categories:
Include: An estimate of the dollar value of any materials the home owner self-supplied (e.g. kitchen appliances)
It is optional to include the basement development in single family and multi-family categories. If the submission includes the basement, the sale price must reflect the basement development and it must be submitted in the appropriate price category. You must also include the basement in the square footage, photos and floor plan. If the basement is not included in the submission, the sale price must reflect the price less the basement development and it must be submitted in the appropriate price category. You cannot include the basement in comments, square footage, photos or floor plan.
Photos have an impact on how judges see your entry and influence your final score. Photos should be of professional quality. Image orientation can be horizontal or vertical. No major alterations to the photos (interior or exterior) are permitted. Colour correction is acceptable. Exceptions: Sales Centres may be covered up with a standard garage door only. Dirt can be covered with grass (no landscaping). Do not submit images that have borders, frames, logos, or watermarks. Detached garages are not to be included in any photos. Renderings are not permitted.
Renovators: When taking “before” and “after” pictures of a renovation, shoot from the same location or angle – this helps the judges understand the “transformation”.
Horizontal Color Photos:
A minimum of 2000 pixels in width and a height of 1000 pixels at 72 DPI or higher. Preferred digital formats: JPEG, PDF or PNG.
Vertical Color Photos:
A minimum of 2000 pixels in width and a height of 3000 pixels at 72DPI or higher. Preferred digital formats: JPEG, PDF or PNG.
The size upload limit is 5MB. Larger files cannot be uploaded.
Floor Plans and Site Plans:
Floor plans and site plans must be uploaded in a PDF format no larger than 5MB. Upload simple plans – the same kind you would provide to clients on your website. Do not include elevations or renderings. All logos should be removed from documents. If your plans are on more than one page, combine them into a single PDF document and upload all together.
Homeowner Waiver Form:
The Homeowner Waiver Form must be completed and signed by the homeowner for all owner occupied home entered in the competition. Showhomes or homes in the builders’ possession are not required to complete this form.