ONLINE SUBMISSION

The 2019 SAM Awards of Distinction is consisted of online submissions only. We will be accepting entries soon. STAY TUNED!

The 2019 SAM Awards of Distinction Gala will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

ENTRY COMPLETION

Create your member account.

  • Select the category you wish to enter, and submit your information according to the specifications for the category
  • All supporting materials listed are REQUIRED
  • Include electronic copy of current corporate logo for production (PDF's) 
  • Do not reference your company name in the written submission, and ensure that there are no logos in the photos and floor plans you use
  • Entries will be saved in your member account, and can be edited up until the entry deadline February 22, 2019. If you require assistance with submissions, please contact our office at 519-884-7590

Accuracy of submitted materials is the responsibility of the applicant. Information given on the entry form will be used exactly as submitted in the award ceremony through production, presentation, and recognition in the media. 

ENTRY FEE

  • Entry Fees are $150.00 + hst per entry with the exception of the Specialty Awards which are $250 + hst
  • Entry fees can be processed online or by utilizing the "invoice me" button
  • Payment must be received by WRHBA before your submissions are considered eligible for competition. Deadline is February 22, 2019

PHOTO SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS        

  • Maximum number of allowable images is 6 
  • Renovation categories must include a minimum of 2 before images taken from the same perspective as the after photos 
  • Multi Family & Single Family New Home categories must include at least one exterior photo including portrait and landscape
  • For best production quality digital images should be uncompressed JPGs

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 

  • Online submission, including all supporting documentation and payment, must be complete by February 22, 2019
  • After this deadline, the committee reserves the right to extend the deadline for a SPECIFIC category and solicit additional entries in the event that there are less than three entries from a minimum of two companies in the category in question

PROMOTION AS A SAM AWARD RECIPIENT

  • WRHBA Member companies and their affiliates must indicate the Year and the Award Category Title in which they won or were a finalist when advertising/promoting/etc. 
  • There are to be NO changes made to the NAME of the Award category.  I.e.Correct term:  WRHBA 2019 GRAND SAM Builder of the Year – Single Detached Home Incorrect term: WRHBA SAM Awards Builder of the Year* *Incorrect as the year in which the award was won is not identified, nor was the “full” name of the award category used. 

FINAL NOTES

  • WRHBA reserves the right to disqualify incomplete submissions without notice or refund
  • Acceptance of submissions received is at the discretion of WRHBA
  • WRHBA reserves the right to realign categories due to volume of entries. If this process should take place, entrants will be notified
  • If there are fewer than two entries in any category, WRHBA reserves the right to eliminate that category from the competition. Refunds will be given to those who have entered a cancelled category
  • WRHBA reserves the right to take judges on-site
  • All entrants agree to be bound by these rules

JUDGING PROCESS

SAM Award Virtual Judges will bring their professional experience and unique perspectives in deciding which companies deserve top-ranks and coveted awards in each category. Judges will review the submissions, and rate the work against provided criteria through a private, online system. Online judging will take place in February & March 2019.

Judging Criteria is listed with each category description. Judging is performed on line by industry professionals from across the country. Judges must complete an application form to ensure that the judging panel is comprised of individuals who are knowledgeable about the building industry.  All entries are scored based on judging criteria and submitted anonymously. Judges will not know the name of the company that has submitted entries.

QUESTIONS?

Email Event & Marketing Manager: Hayley-hopkins@wrhba.com or call her at 519-884-7590

AWARDS NIGHT

A SAM Award is the industry’s stamp of quality and craftsmanship in recognizing the best of the best! 

The Awards Presentation Gala will take place on April 11, 2019 at the Bingemans Marshall Hall, Kitchener ON. Make it a celebration for everyone -  bring your team, clients, and suppliers to the event!