Awards Categories

New HomeGROUP

Description

Note: A bungalow with a loft may be entered if the loft space is only considered as “bonus” space to the overall floor plan. Bungalows with 2 or more bedrooms and a bathroom in the loft should be entered as a 2-storey home.

Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Multi-Unit New HomeGROUP

Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Description

Note: A single unit is judged, not the entire project. Each unit entered requires a separate form and fee.

Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Description

Note: A single unit is judged, not the entire project. Each unit entered requires a separate form and fee.

Requirements

Must be 50% sold to qualify.

Criteria
  • Overall exterior and interior appeal

    20%

  • Use of building forms and materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

  • Overall appeal to target market

    20%

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Room DesignGROUP

Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    20%

  • Innovative design/features

    20%

  • Use of materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

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Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    20%

  • Innovative design/features

    20%

  • Use of materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

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Requirements


Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    20%

  • Innovative design/features

    20%

  • Use of materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

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Requirements


Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    20%

  • Innovative design/features

    20%

  • Use of materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

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Requirements


Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    20%

  • Innovative design/features

    20%

  • Use of materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

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Description

For example: patio, garage, bedroom, mudroom, laundry room, etc., not a kitchen or bathroom.

Requirements


Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    20%

  • Innovative design/features

    20%

  • Use of materials

    20%

  • Creative use of space

    20%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    20%

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Home RenovationGROUP

Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    25%

  • Use of materials

    25%

  • Creative use of space

    25%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    25%

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Criteria
  • Overall appeal

    25%

  • Use of materials

    25%

  • Creative use of space

    25%

  • Functionality of floor plan

    25%

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On-Site Sales PresentationGROUP

Criteria
  • Visually convey sales information (layout of sales centre)

    33%

  • Communication of a marketing theme

    33%

  • Communication of project and/or builder image

    33%

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Criteria
  • Use of merchandise, furnishings, window treatments, accessories, etc. used to highlight features of the model home, in relation to the target market

    100%

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Criteria
  • Use of merchandise, furnishings, window treatments, accessories, etc. used to highlight features of the model home, in relation to the target market

    100%

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Company Image and Advertising (Builders)GROUP

Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution to convey message to target market4

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution to convey message to target market

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution to convey message to target market

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution conveying information and/or theme to buyer

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution conveying information and/or theme to buyer

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution conveying information and/or theme to buyer

    25%

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Criteria
  • Originality

    20%

  • Creative use of the media

    20%

  • Concept and execution of the presentation

    20%

  • Information architecture (navigation)

    20%

  • Use of customer/trade portals (where applicable)

    20%

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Requirements

Must include two or more examples of reaching target electronically (including e-blast, e-direct, website, e-newsletter or email, social media, etc.)

Criteria
  • Originality

    33%

  • Creative execution

    33%

  • Overall concept and consistent execution of the creative campaign

    33%

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Requirements

Must include three or more examples of reaching target audience (including, but not limited to, print, radio, TV, outdoor, website, e-marketing, signage, direct mail, social media, etc.).

Criteria
  • Originality

    50%

  • Overall creative concept and consistent execution of the campaign across all submitted media

    50%

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Company Image and AdvertisingGROUP

Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution to convey message to target market4

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution to convey message to target market

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution to convey message to target market

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution conveying information and/or theme to buyer

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution conveying information and/or theme to buyer

    25%

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Criteria
  • Concept

    25%

  • Copy

    25%

  • Layout

    25%

  • Overall design and execution conveying information and/or theme to buyer

    25%

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Criteria
  • Originality

    20%

  • Creative use of the media

    20%

  • Concept and execution of the presentation

    20%

  • Information architecture (navigation)

    20%

  • Use of customer/trade portals (where applicable)

    20%

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Requirements

Must include two or more examples of reaching target electronically (including e-blast, e-direct, website, e-newsletter or email, social media, etc.)

Criteria
  • Originality

    33%

  • Creative execution

    33%

  • Overall concept and consistent execution of the creative campaign

    33%

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Requirements

Must include three or more examples of reaching target audience (including, but not limited to, print, radio, TV, outdoor, website, e-marketing, signage, direct mail, social media, etc.).

Criteria
  • Originality

    50%

  • Overall creative concept and consistent execution of the campaign across all submitted media

    50%

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Partner AwardsGROUP

Requirements

This self-nominating category is open to all WRHBA members, excluding builders and renovators. Members are to provide the name of 10 clients/companies; WRHBA will then provide each client/company an evaluation form; the overall winner will be determined by way of averaging the submitted evaluation forms.

Criteria
  • Customer service

    25%

  • New product/service trends

    25%

  • Technical competence

    25%

  • Price competitiveness

    25%

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Description

NOTE: Cost is $75.00 per person; fee includes one dinner ticket to the event and a framed certificate.

Requirements

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding sales achievements by salespersons

  • Salespersons must be employed, retained or supervised by a member of WRHBA
  • Individuals must have been responsible for sales totaling $1,000,000 or more in a given one-year period from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Salespersons may enter total dollar sales volume if they sold for multiple builders 
  • This certificate is for individual sales people/individual sales achievement in Waterloo Region
  • Recognition of Sales Achievements will take place at the SAM Awards of Distinction Gala on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Bingemans, Marshall Hall
  • Accumulated company sales will not be accepted
Criteria
  • Evaluation

    100%

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Builder of the YearGROUP

Requirements

Project must be under construction or built. Preference for project to be located within the Built Up Area as indicated
within the Region of Waterloo's Built Boundary.

Criteria
  • Creative utilization of property and landscaping design

    50%

  • Integration and compatibility with adjacent land uses

    50%

  • Utilization of existing buildings / structures through adaptive re-use. Project that provides for historic or architecture preservation. Residential re-development of a former Brownfield site.

    10%

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Description

This award recognizes the best environmental performance, through excellence in building design, construction and materials that together make an impressive green impact in a single built home, either custom or production built, that is energy efficient and healthy to live in. All entrants will be recognized.

Requirements

This award recognizes the best environmental performance, through excellence in building design, construction and materials that together make an impressive green impact in a single built home, either custom or production built, that is energy efficient and healthy to live in. All entrants will be recognized

Criteria
  • The company's efforts

    25%

  • Green specifications

    25%

  • Energy efficiency

    25%

  • Environmentally sensitive and community sensitive building designs and techniques

    25%

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Description

Awards are bestowed upon the builder who combines the best overall New Home, Room Design, On-site Sales Presentation, Company Image and Advertising.

Requirements

Homes are to be constructed, open to the public, and available for sale prior to January 31, 2018.

Criteria
  • Entries will be judged on the combination of excellent product with outstanding advertising and promotion. Judges will grade the entries in various different categories and the cumulative total score will be used to determine the Builder of the Year.​

    100%

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Description

Awards are bestowed upon the builder who combines the best overall New Home, Room Design, On-site Sales Presentation, Company Image and Advertising.

Requirements

Homes are to be constructed, open to the public, and available for sale prior to January 31, 2018.

Criteria
  • Entries will be judged on the combination of excellent product with outstanding advertising and promotion. Judges will grade the entries in various different categories and the cumulative total score will be used to determine the Builder of the Year.​

    100%

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