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Tips for Building Awards Submisson
- The quality of the submission can “make or break” even the best project, so clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing is a must!
- With a strong outline to begin with, you can embellish each point and create a logical order for each explanation.
- If you had to tell a colleague what made your project unique and interesting, what would you say 1st? Highlight those salient points in your opening statements.
- Wherever possible, describe your role and what you did that was unusual, difficult, or above and beyond your expected duties in order to sole a problem or achieve client satisfaction.
- Submissions come alive in the details. Be sure to communicate heights, widths, distances, sizes, shapes, materials used, etc. to give the judges a true image of the project.
- The judging panel consists of industry professionals who are unaffiliated with the applicants
- There are 3 steps in the judging process:
- Judges will familiarize themselves with the electronic submissions. Each project is evaluated by each judge individually.
- The judges meet to discuss the projects together. The evaluations are compared and a short list of finalists will be chosen in each category unless judges feel there is a clear winner based on the submission alone.
- Some “short list” projects require a site visit and further discussion. If your project is selected for a site visit, this is an important time to have your project managers “sell” the project to the judges. Often an enthusiastic project manager with a passion for that project has helped to win the judges over.