Category Information

Developer Awards

DV2 SHOW HOME PARADE OF THE YEAR


SPONSORED BY: Baywest Homes Ltd.

PURPOSE

To judge streetscape, theme, vision and implementation of architectural vision in comparison to written architectural guidelines.

CRITERIA

  • Show Home Parade must have been opened between April 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered. Show Home Parades are not required to be open at the competition closing date or for on-site judging. Judging will be online only.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • No limitations.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Four (4) photos of Show Home Parade – each of distinctly different perspective.
  • One (1) photo of overall Community or Community Entrance
  • Community Map indicating Show Home Parade
  • Published Architectural Control Guidelines

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE from December 1 – 9, 2016.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Architectural Theme (Can you see an obvious community theme? Does it coincide with the stated architectural goals of the community?)
    • Signage and Pageantry (Design and impact.)
    • Landscaping and Special Features of the Parade
    • Overall Impact (Impact. Parade curb appeal.)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

Not applicable for this award.

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

DV3 NEW COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR


SPONSORED BY: Shane Homes Ltd.

PURPOSE

To recognize the developer's first opening of show homes in an Area Structure Plan as defined by the City of Calgary.

CRITERIA

  • The New Community must have been launched / opened between April 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
  • The New Community must be marketed with at least one active Show Home Parade. The Show Home Parade must have at least one home open for viewing at regular business hours.
  • The New Community must have a marketing campaign that includes at least three (3) of the following media types: Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor); Brochure; Direct Mail Piece; Moving Media; Audio Media; Print Ad; and Website.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • No limitations.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • One (1) photo of each Show Home Parade in the Community
  • One (1) photo of Overall Community or Community Entrance
  • One (1) image of Overall Community Map (pdf or jpg)
  • Current Marketing Phase Map(s)
  • Directional Map to New Community (pdf)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Description – 150 word point form (pdf)
  • Amenities and Special Features Descriptions – 150 word point form (pdf)

  • HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

  • Published Architectural Control Guidelines – one (1) hard copy
  • Media Type Submissions (at least 3):
    • Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor) in Application – one (1) printed photo
    • Brochure – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Direct Mail Piece – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Moving Media – one (1) DVD copy (AVI format - QuickTime )
    • Print Ad – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Audio Media – one (1) CD copy (AIFF format)
    • Website – one (1) hard copy of Homepage showing URL address (unmounted)
    • You may include multiple submissions in any of the above seven (7) Media Types, as long as you have submitted in a minimum of three (3). All electronic media files can be submitted on one disk.
  • SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
    2016 SAM Awards
    c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
    100 7326 10th Street NE
    Calgary, AB T2E 8W1


    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place on-site December 2, 2016
  • Judges will have an opportunity to review submitted materials on-line prior to on-site judging.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Community Vision and Planning Style (Is the judge able to get a vision of the community? Does it coincide with the stated architectural goals of the community?)
    • Community Amenities and Special Features (Do they related to the overall vision, and theme?)
    • Entrance (Impact, sense of arrival, entry features, entry treatment)
    • Environmental and Sustainability Features (Please refer to point form description)
    • Show Home Parade(s) (Architectural theme and landscaping. Exemplifies controls)
    • Signage and Pageantry (Design and impact.)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

Not applicable for this award.

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

DV4 COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR – CITY OF CALGARY


SPONSORED BY: Homes by Avi

PURPOSE

To recognize a developing community with a minimum of one active Showhome parade in a new phase(s).

CRITERIA

  • Community must be within the Calgary City Limits.
  • Community must be marketed with at least one active Show Home Parade opened between April 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. The Show Home Parade must have at least one home open for viewing at regular business hours.
  • The Community must have a marketing campaign that includes at least three (3) of the following media types: Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor); Brochure; Direct Mail Piece; Moving Media; Radio Commercial; Print Ad; and Website.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • No limitations.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • One (1) photo of each Show Home Parade in the Community
  • One (1) photo of Overall Community or Community Entrance
  • One (1) image of Overall Community Map (pdf or jpg)
  • Current Marketing Phase Map(s)
  • Directional Map to New Community (pdf)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Description – 150 word point form (pdf)
  • Amenities and Special Features Descriptions – 150 word point form (pdf)
  • Summary describing architectural guidelines for the community. Maximum of 2 pages (pdf).
    *This must be taken directly from the Community's Architectural Control Guidelines. Administration will compare the summary to the original Architectural Control Guidelines (see Hardcopy requirements below) for verification.

  • HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

  • Published Architectural Control Guidelines – one (1) hard copy
  • Media Type Submissions (at least 3):
    • Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor) in Application – one (1) printed photo
    • Brochure – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Direct Mail Piece – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Moving Media – one (1) DVD copy (AVI format - QuickTime )
    • Print Ad – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Audio Media – one (1) CD copy (AIFF format)
    • Website – one (1) hard copy of Homepage showing URL address (unmounted)
    • You may include multiple submissions in any of the above seven (7) Media Types, as long as you have submitted in a minimum of three (3). All electronic media files can be submitted on one disk.
  • SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
    2016 SAM Awards
    c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
    100 7326 10th Street NE
    Calgary, AB T2E 8W1


    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place on-site December 2, 2016
  • Judges will have an opportunity to review submitted materials on-line prior to on-site judging.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Community Vision and Planning Style (Is the judge able to get a vision of the community? Does it coincide with the stated architectural goals of the community?)
    • Community Amenities and Special Features (Do they related to the overall vision, and theme?)
    • Entrance (Impact, sense of arrival, entry features, entry treatment)
    • Environmental and Sustainability Features (Please refer to point form description)
    • Show Home Parade(s) (Architectural theme and landscaping. Exemplifies controls)
    • Signage and Pageantry (Design and impact.)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

Not applicable for this award.

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

DV5 COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR – CALGARY REGION


SPONSORED BY: Shane Homes Ltd.

PURPOSE

To recognize a developing community with a minimum of one active Showhome parade in a new phase(s).

CRITERIA

  • Community must be outside of the Calgary City limits and within CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association area of jurisdiction.
  • The Community must have a marketing campaign that includes at least three (3) of the following media types: Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor); Brochure; Direct Mail Piece; Moving Media; Radio Commercial; Print Ad; and Website.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • No limitations.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • One (1) photo of each Show Home Parade in the Community
  • One (1) photo of Overall Community or Community Entrance
  • One (1) image of Overall Community Map (pdf or jpg)
  • Current Marketing Phase Map(s)
  • Directional Map to New Community (pdf)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Description – 150 word point form (pdf)
  • Amenities and Special Features Descriptions – 150 word point form (pdf)
  • Summary describing architectural guidelines for the community. Maximum of 2 pages (pdf).
    *This must be taken directly from the Community's Architectural Control Guidelines. Administration will compare the summary to the original Architectural Control Guidelines (see Hardcopy requirements below) for verification.

  • HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

  • Published Architectural Control Guidelines – one (1) hard copy
  • Media Type Submissions (at least 3):
    • Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor) in Application – one (1) printed photo
    • Brochure – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Direct Mail Piece – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Moving Media – one (1) DVD copy (AVI format - QuickTime )
    • Print Ad – one (1) printed copy (unmounted)
    • Audio Media – one (1) CD copy (AIFF format)
    • Website – one (1) hard copy of Homepage showing URL address (unmounted)
    • You may include multiple submissions in any of the above seven (7) Media Types, as long as you have submitted in a minimum of three (3). All electronic media files can be submitted on one disk.
  • SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
    2016 SAM Awards
    c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
    100 7326 10th Street NE
    Calgary, AB T2E 8W1


    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place on-site December 2, 2016
  • Judges will have an opportunity to review submitted materials on-line prior to on-site judging.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Community Vision and Planning Style (Is the judge able to get a vision of the community? Does it coincide with the stated architectural goals of the community?)
    • Community Amenities and Special Features (Do they related to the overall vision, and theme?)
    • Entrance (Impact, sense of arrival, entry features, entry treatment)
    • Environmental and Sustainability Features (Please refer to point form description)
    • Show Home Parade(s) (Architectural theme and landscaping. Exemplifies controls)
    • Signage and Pageantry (Design and impact.)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

Not applicable for this award.

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

Renovator Awards

RN1 - BEST HOME RENOVATION (WITH ADDITION)

NEXT YEAR, FOR THE 2017 SAM AWARDS,
all projects and entries compiled for the competition period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017:

  • Before pictures WILL be required for all renovation submissions.
  • New category will be introduced:
    Best Home Exterior (with or without addition) – includes only new exterior finishes on existing residence.

CRITERIA

  • Renovation must have been completed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Homes must be for residential use only, and not for commercial use. Commercial use is any use that precludes residential occupancy.
  • Due to the Privacy Act, ALL entries must include a signed home owner waiver form. Entries submitted without a home owner waiver form will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • Renovation photos and written components submitted cannot have the company logo or information included. All entries will remain anonymous to the judges, and will be judged online only.
  • Renovation Definition:
    • By definition of the SAM Award Committee; A renovation must include renovator removal of items that are being replaced by the renovator i.e. flooring, countertops, cabinetry, paint, excluding the development of an unspoiled basement.
  • Renovators may enter their renovation under the following awards:
      RN1 - Best Home Renovation (With Addition)
      • Must have additional square footage added to existing home or detached structure on homeowner property.
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. does not qualify as an addition.
    • RN2 - Best Home Renovation (Without Addition)
      • Any construction with a pre-existing foundation.
      • No additional square footage was added to existing home
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. are accepted
    • RN3 - Best Basement Renovation/ development
      • Acceptable entries include renovation of an existing basement or the development of an unspoiled basement in a previously completed home.
    • RN4 - Best Kitchen Renovation – up to $89,999
    • RN5 – Best Kitchen Renovation – $90,000 and over
    • RN6 - Best Bathroom/Ensuite Bathroom Renovation
    • RN7 - Best Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of seven (7) entries per member company with no more than three (3) entries from one project/address for Renovator Awards.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form – one (1) original hard copy, required PER ENTRY
      NOTE:
      Template is available: CUSTOMER WAIVER FORM TEMPLATE
    • Line item breakdown of renovation cost indicating full retail value of the renovation.
      Discounts (ie. Employee or supplier extended promotional pricing) must be added back into the line item price(s) such that line item price(s) reflect retail customer pricing. The retail value of appliances must be included in the line item breakdown. This includes the retail value of customer supplied appliances.
    • Before Renovation Floor Plans
    •     OR
    • Before Renovation photo images (maximum of 4)
      NOTE: Either of Before Renovation Floor Plans or Before Renovation photo images are required.
    • After Floor Plans
    • After Renovation photo images (maximum of 10)
      *Please ensure the before and after photos are taken from the same spot in the house, if possible*
    • Proof of required permit (pdf)

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Criteria (Does the renovation meet its criteria?)
    • Challenges (Evaluate how the challenges were met.)
    • Special Features and Innovations
    • Integration (Did the renovation integrate well into the existing home?)
    • Value (Based on the scope, features, and retail price, rate the value for the dollar spent)
    • Overall Impact of the Renovation
    • Home Owner Evaluation
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

The Renovator with the highest point accumulation under Renovator Awards wins Renovator of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entrant must be a RenoMark™ Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
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RN2 - BEST HOME RENOVATION (WITHOUT ADDITION)

NEXT YEAR, FOR THE 2017 SAM AWARDS,
all projects and entries compiled for the competition period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017:

  • Before pictures WILL be required for all renovation submissions.
  • New category will be introduced:
    Best Home Exterior (with or without addition) – includes only new exterior finishes on existing residence.

CRITERIA

  • Renovation must have been completed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Homes must be for residential use only, and not for commercial use. Commercial use is any use that precludes residential occupancy.
  • Due to the Privacy Act, ALL entries must include a signed home owner waiver form. Entries submitted without a home owner waiver form will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • Renovation photos and written components submitted cannot have the company logo or information included. All entries will remain anonymous to the judges, and will be judged online only.
  • Renovation Definition:
    • By definition of the SAM Award Committee; A renovation must include renovator removal of items that are being replaced by the renovator i.e. flooring, countertops, cabinetry, paint, excluding the development of an unspoiled basement.
  • Renovators may enter their renovation under the following awards:
      RN1 - Best Home Renovation (With Addition)
      • Must have additional square footage added to existing home or detached structure on homeowner property.
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. does not qualify as an addition.
    • RN2 - Best Home Renovation (Without Addition)
      • Any construction with a pre-existing foundation.
      • No additional square footage was added to existing home
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. are accepted
    • RN3 - Best Basement Renovation/ development
      • Acceptable entries include renovation of an existing basement or the development of an unspoiled basement in a previously completed home.
    • RN4 - Best Kitchen Renovation – up to $89,999
    • RN5 – Best Kitchen Renovation – $90,000 and over
    • RN6 - Best Bathroom/Ensuite Bathroom Renovation
    • RN7 - Best Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of seven (7) entries per member company with no more than three (3) entries from one project/address for Renovator Awards.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form – one (1) original hard copy, required PER ENTRY
      NOTE:
      Template is available: CUSTOMER WAIVER FORM TEMPLATE
    • Line item breakdown of renovation cost indicating full retail value of the renovation.
      Discounts (ie. Employee or supplier extended promotional pricing) must be added back into the line item price(s) such that line item price(s) reflect retail customer pricing. The retail value of appliances must be included in the line item breakdown. This includes the retail value of customer supplied appliances.
    • Before Renovation Floor Plans
    •     OR
    • Before Renovation photo images (maximum of 4)
      NOTE: Either of Before Renovation Floor Plans or Before Renovation photo images are required.
    • After Floor Plans
    • After Renovation photo images (maximum of 10)
      *Please ensure the before and after photos are taken from the same spot in the house, if possible*
    • Proof of required permit (pdf)

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Criteria (Does the renovation meet its criteria?)
    • Challenges (Evaluate how the challenges were met.)
    • Special Features and Innovations
    • Integration (Did the renovation integrate well into the existing home?)
    • Value (Based on the scope, features, and retail price, rate the value for the dollar spent)
    • Overall Impact of the Renovation
    • Home Owner Evaluation
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

The Renovator with the highest point accumulation under Renovator Awards wins Renovator of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entrant must be a RenoMark™ Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

RN3 - BEST BASEMENT RENOVATION/ DEVELOPMENT

NEXT YEAR, FOR THE 2017 SAM AWARDS,
all projects and entries compiled for the competition period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017:

  • Before pictures WILL be required for all renovation submissions.
  • New category will be introduced:
    Best Home Exterior (with or without addition) – includes only new exterior finishes on existing residence.

CRITERIA

  • Renovation must have been completed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Homes must be for residential use only, and not for commercial use. Commercial use is any use that precludes residential occupancy.
  • Due to the Privacy Act, ALL entries must include a signed home owner waiver form. Entries submitted without a home owner waiver form will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • Renovation photos and written components submitted cannot have the company logo or information included. All entries will remain anonymous to the judges, and will be judged online only.
  • Renovation Definition:
    • By definition of the SAM Award Committee; A renovation must include renovator removal of items that are being replaced by the renovator i.e. flooring, countertops, cabinetry, paint, excluding the development of an unspoiled basement.
  • Renovators may enter their renovation under the following awards:
      RN1 - Best Home Renovation (With Addition)
      • Must have additional square footage added to existing home or detached structure on homeowner property.
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. does not qualify as an addition.
    • RN2 - Best Home Renovation (Without Addition)
      • Any construction with a pre-existing foundation.
      • No additional square footage was added to existing home
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. are accepted
    • RN3 - Best Basement Renovation/ development
      • Acceptable entries include renovation of an existing basement or the development of an unspoiled basement in a previously completed home.
    • RN4 - Best Kitchen Renovation – up to $89,999
    • RN5 – Best Kitchen Renovation – $90,000 and over
    • RN6 - Best Bathroom/Ensuite Bathroom Renovation
    • RN7 - Best Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of seven (7) entries per member company with no more than three (3) entries from one project/address for Renovator Awards.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form – one (1) original hard copy, required PER ENTRY
      NOTE:
      Template is available: CUSTOMER WAIVER FORM TEMPLATE
    • Line item breakdown of renovation cost indicating full retail value of the renovation.
      Discounts (ie. Employee or supplier extended promotional pricing) must be added back into the line item price(s) such that line item price(s) reflect retail customer pricing. The retail value of appliances must be included in the line item breakdown. This includes the retail value of customer supplied appliances.
    • Before Renovation Floor Plans
    •     OR
    • Before Renovation photo images (maximum of 4)
      NOTE: Either of Before Renovation Floor Plans or Before Renovation photo images are required.
    • After Floor Plans
    • After Renovation photo images (maximum of 10)
      *Please ensure the before and after photos are taken from the same spot in the house, if possible*
    • Proof of required permit (pdf)

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Criteria (Does the renovation meet its criteria?)
    • Challenges (Evaluate how the challenges were met.)
    • Special Features and Innovations
    • Integration (Did the renovation integrate well into the existing home?)
    • Value (Based on the scope, features, and retail price, rate the value for the dollar spent)
    • Overall Impact of the Renovation
    • Home Owner Evaluation
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

The Renovator with the highest point accumulation under Renovator Awards wins Renovator of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entrant must be a RenoMark™ Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

RN4 - BEST KITCHEN RENOVATION – UP TO $89,999

NEXT YEAR, FOR THE 2017 SAM AWARDS,
all projects and entries compiled for the competition period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017:

  • Before pictures WILL be required for all renovation submissions.
  • New category will be introduced:
    Best Home Exterior (with or without addition) – includes only new exterior finishes on existing residence.

CRITERIA

  • Renovation must have been completed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Homes must be for residential use only, and not for commercial use. Commercial use is any use that precludes residential occupancy.
  • Due to the Privacy Act, ALL entries must include a signed home owner waiver form. Entries submitted without a home owner waiver form will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • Renovation photos and written components submitted cannot have the company logo or information included. All entries will remain anonymous to the judges, and will be judged online only.
  • Renovation Definition:
    • By definition of the SAM Award Committee; A renovation must include renovator removal of items that are being replaced by the renovator i.e. flooring, countertops, cabinetry, paint, excluding the development of an unspoiled basement.
  • Renovators may enter their renovation under the following awards:
      RN1 - Best Home Renovation (With Addition)
      • Must have additional square footage added to existing home or detached structure on homeowner property.
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. does not qualify as an addition.
    • RN2 - Best Home Renovation (Without Addition)
      • Any construction with a pre-existing foundation.
      • No additional square footage was added to existing home
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. are accepted
    • RN3 - Best Basement Renovation/ development
      • Acceptable entries include renovation of an existing basement or the development of an unspoiled basement in a previously completed home.
    • RN4 - Best Kitchen Renovation – up to $89,999
    • RN5 – Best Kitchen Renovation – $90,000 and over
    • RN6 - Best Bathroom/Ensuite Bathroom Renovation
    • RN7 - Best Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of seven (7) entries per member company with no more than three (3) entries from one project/address for Renovator Awards.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form – one (1) original hard copy, required PER ENTRY
      NOTE:
      Template is available: CUSTOMER WAIVER FORM TEMPLATE
    • Line item breakdown of renovation cost indicating full retail value of the renovation.
      Discounts (ie. Employee or supplier extended promotional pricing) must be added back into the line item price(s) such that line item price(s) reflect retail customer pricing. The retail value of appliances must be included in the line item breakdown. This includes the retail value of customer supplied appliances.
    • Before Renovation Floor Plans
    •     OR
    • Before Renovation photo images (maximum of 4)
      NOTE: Either of Before Renovation Floor Plans or Before Renovation photo images are required.
    • After Floor Plans
    • After Renovation photo images (maximum of 10)
      *Please ensure the before and after photos are taken from the same spot in the house, if possible*
    • Proof of required permit (pdf)

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Criteria (Does the renovation meet its criteria?)
    • Challenges (Evaluate how the challenges were met.)
    • Special Features and Innovations
    • Integration (Did the renovation integrate well into the existing home?)
    • Value (Based on the scope, features, and retail price, rate the value for the dollar spent)
    • Overall Impact of the Renovation
    • Home Owner Evaluation
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

The Renovator with the highest point accumulation under Renovator Awards wins Renovator of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entrant must be a RenoMark™ Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

RN5 – BEST KITCHEN RENOVATION – $90,000 AND OVER

NEXT YEAR, FOR THE 2017 SAM AWARDS,
all projects and entries compiled for the competition period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017:

  • Before pictures WILL be required for all renovation submissions.
  • New category will be introduced:
    Best Home Exterior (with or without addition) – includes only new exterior finishes on existing residence.

CRITERIA

  • Renovation must have been completed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Homes must be for residential use only, and not for commercial use. Commercial use is any use that precludes residential occupancy.
  • Due to the Privacy Act, ALL entries must include a signed home owner waiver form. Entries submitted without a home owner waiver form will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • Renovation photos and written components submitted cannot have the company logo or information included. All entries will remain anonymous to the judges, and will be judged online only.
  • Renovation Definition:
    • By definition of the SAM Award Committee; A renovation must include renovator removal of items that are being replaced by the renovator i.e. flooring, countertops, cabinetry, paint, excluding the development of an unspoiled basement.
  • Renovators may enter their renovation under the following awards:
      RN1 - Best Home Renovation (With Addition)
      • Must have additional square footage added to existing home or detached structure on homeowner property.
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. does not qualify as an addition.
    • RN2 - Best Home Renovation (Without Addition)
      • Any construction with a pre-existing foundation.
      • No additional square footage was added to existing home
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. are accepted
    • RN3 - Best Basement Renovation/ development
      • Acceptable entries include renovation of an existing basement or the development of an unspoiled basement in a previously completed home.
    • RN4 - Best Kitchen Renovation – up to $89,999
    • RN5 – Best Kitchen Renovation – $90,000 and over
    • RN6 - Best Bathroom/Ensuite Bathroom Renovation
    • RN7 - Best Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of seven (7) entries per member company with no more than three (3) entries from one project/address for Renovator Awards.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form – one (1) original hard copy, required PER ENTRY
      NOTE:
      Template is available: CUSTOMER WAIVER FORM TEMPLATE
    • Line item breakdown of renovation cost indicating full retail value of the renovation.
      Discounts (ie. Employee or supplier extended promotional pricing) must be added back into the line item price(s) such that line item price(s) reflect retail customer pricing. The retail value of appliances must be included in the line item breakdown. This includes the retail value of customer supplied appliances.
    • Before Renovation Floor Plans
    •     OR
    • Before Renovation photo images (maximum of 4)
      NOTE: Either of Before Renovation Floor Plans or Before Renovation photo images are required.
    • After Floor Plans
    • After Renovation photo images (maximum of 10)
      *Please ensure the before and after photos are taken from the same spot in the house, if possible*
    • Proof of required permit (pdf)

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Criteria (Does the renovation meet its criteria?)
    • Challenges (Evaluate how the challenges were met.)
    • Special Features and Innovations
    • Integration (Did the renovation integrate well into the existing home?)
    • Value (Based on the scope, features, and retail price, rate the value for the dollar spent)
    • Overall Impact of the Renovation
    • Home Owner Evaluation
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

The Renovator with the highest point accumulation under Renovator Awards wins Renovator of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entrant must be a RenoMark™ Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

RN6 - BEST BATHROOM/ENSUITE BATHROOM RENOVATION

NEXT YEAR, FOR THE 2017 SAM AWARDS,
all projects and entries compiled for the competition period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017:

  • Before pictures WILL be required for all renovation submissions.
  • New category will be introduced:
    Best Home Exterior (with or without addition) – includes only new exterior finishes on existing residence.

CRITERIA

  • Renovation must have been completed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Homes must be for residential use only, and not for commercial use. Commercial use is any use that precludes residential occupancy.
  • Due to the Privacy Act, ALL entries must include a signed home owner waiver form. Entries submitted without a home owner waiver form will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • Renovation photos and written components submitted cannot have the company logo or information included. All entries will remain anonymous to the judges, and will be judged online only.
  • Renovation Definition:
    • By definition of the SAM Award Committee; A renovation must include renovator removal of items that are being replaced by the renovator i.e. flooring, countertops, cabinetry, paint, excluding the development of an unspoiled basement.
  • Renovators may enter their renovation under the following awards:
      RN1 - Best Home Renovation (With Addition)
      • Must have additional square footage added to existing home or detached structure on homeowner property.
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. does not qualify as an addition.
    • RN2 - Best Home Renovation (Without Addition)
      • Any construction with a pre-existing foundation.
      • No additional square footage was added to existing home
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. are accepted
    • RN3 - Best Basement Renovation/ development
      • Acceptable entries include renovation of an existing basement or the development of an unspoiled basement in a previously completed home.
    • RN4 - Best Kitchen Renovation – up to $89,999
    • RN5 – Best Kitchen Renovation – $90,000 and over
    • RN6 - Best Bathroom/Ensuite Bathroom Renovation
    • RN7 - Best Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of seven (7) entries per member company with no more than three (3) entries from one project/address for Renovator Awards.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form – one (1) original hard copy, required PER ENTRY
      NOTE:
      Template is available: CUSTOMER WAIVER FORM TEMPLATE
    • Line item breakdown of renovation cost indicating full retail value of the renovation.
      Discounts (ie. Employee or supplier extended promotional pricing) must be added back into the line item price(s) such that line item price(s) reflect retail customer pricing. The retail value of appliances must be included in the line item breakdown. This includes the retail value of customer supplied appliances.
    • Before Renovation Floor Plans
    •     OR
    • Before Renovation photo images (maximum of 4)
      NOTE: Either of Before Renovation Floor Plans or Before Renovation photo images are required.
    • After Floor Plans
    • After Renovation photo images (maximum of 10)
      *Please ensure the before and after photos are taken from the same spot in the house, if possible*
    • Proof of required permit (pdf)

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Criteria (Does the renovation meet its criteria?)
    • Challenges (Evaluate how the challenges were met.)
    • Special Features and Innovations
    • Integration (Did the renovation integrate well into the existing home?)
    • Value (Based on the scope, features, and retail price, rate the value for the dollar spent)
    • Overall Impact of the Renovation
    • Home Owner Evaluation
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

The Renovator with the highest point accumulation under Renovator Awards wins Renovator of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entrant must be a RenoMark™ Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

RN7 - BEST RENOVATOR'S CHOICE RENOVATION
(Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)


SPONSORED BY: Canyon Plumbing

NEXT YEAR, FOR THE 2017 SAM AWARDS,
all projects and entries compiled for the competition period between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017:

  • Before pictures WILL be required for all renovation submissions.
  • New category will be introduced:
    Best Home Exterior (with or without addition) – includes only new exterior finishes on existing residence.

CRITERIA

  • Renovation must have been completed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Homes must be for residential use only, and not for commercial use. Commercial use is any use that precludes residential occupancy.
  • Due to the Privacy Act, ALL entries must include a signed home owner waiver form. Entries submitted without a home owner waiver form will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • Renovation photos and written components submitted cannot have the company logo or information included. All entries will remain anonymous to the judges, and will be judged online only.
  • Renovation Definition:
    • By definition of the SAM Award Committee; A renovation must include renovator removal of items that are being replaced by the renovator i.e. flooring, countertops, cabinetry, paint, excluding the development of an unspoiled basement.
  • Renovators may enter their renovation under the following awards:
      RN1 - Best Home Renovation (With Addition)
      • Must have additional square footage added to existing home or detached structure on homeowner property.
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. does not qualify as an addition.
    • RN2 - Best Home Renovation (Without Addition)
      • Any construction with a pre-existing foundation.
      • No additional square footage was added to existing home
      • Bay windows, cantilevers under existing roof line, etc. are accepted
    • RN3 - Best Basement Renovation/ development
      • Acceptable entries include renovation of an existing basement or the development of an unspoiled basement in a previously completed home.
    • RN4 - Best Kitchen Renovation – up to $89,999
    • RN5 – Best Kitchen Renovation – $90,000 and over
    • RN6 - Best Bathroom/Ensuite Bathroom Renovation
    • RN7 - Best Renovator's Choice Renovation (Spaces that do not fit within the description of other renovation categories i.e. sunrooms, wine rooms, pool rooms, outdoor living spaces, HVAC rooms, etc.)
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of seven (7) entries per member company with no more than three (3) entries from one project/address for Renovator Awards.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form – one (1) original hard copy, required PER ENTRY
      NOTE:
      Template is available: CUSTOMER WAIVER FORM TEMPLATE
    • Line item breakdown of renovation cost indicating full retail value of the renovation.
      Discounts (ie. Employee or supplier extended promotional pricing) must be added back into the line item price(s) such that line item price(s) reflect retail customer pricing. The retail value of appliances must be included in the line item breakdown. This includes the retail value of customer supplied appliances.
    • Before Renovation Floor Plans
    •     OR
    • Before Renovation photo images (maximum of 4)
      NOTE: Either of Before Renovation Floor Plans or Before Renovation photo images are required.
    • After Floor Plans
    • After Renovation photo images (maximum of 10)
      *Please ensure the before and after photos are taken from the same spot in the house, if possible*
    • Proof of required permit (pdf)

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Criteria (Does the renovation meet its criteria?)
    • Challenges (Evaluate how the challenges were met.)
    • Special Features and Innovations
    • Integration (Did the renovation integrate well into the existing home?)
    • Value (Based on the scope, features, and retail price, rate the value for the dollar spent)
    • Overall Impact of the Renovation
    • Home Owner Evaluation
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may be disqualified.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

The Renovator with the highest point accumulation under Renovator Awards wins Renovator of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entrant must be a RenoMark™ Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

Advertising & Marketing Awards

AD1 BEST BILLBOARD (INDOOR/OUTDOOR)


Sponsored by: Prominent Homes

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CRITERIA

  • Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor) must have been initially displayed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered. National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.
  • Billboard must be a non-moving advertisement (static images). Rotating or digital billboards with static images qualify as long as there is no animation to the advertisement.
  • Billboard Advertisement Types: Movie Theatres, Bathrooms, Transits, Vehicles, Shopping Malls, etc.
  • Proof of Performance – invoices from vendor, showing billboard was visible for at least twenty-eight (28) days, must be provided with submission.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Billboard in Application (.JPG or .PDF)
  • Proof of Performance – invoices from vendor, showing billboard was visible for at least twenty-eight (28) days (.JPG or .PDF)

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE from December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (Does the product grab and maintain your attention?)
    • Content (Would the content give you the information you need as a consumer?)
    • Delivery (Is the method of delivery appropriate to the intended message?)
    • Creative Design (Innovation. Creativity.)
    • Overall Success (Is it successful? ie: does it trigger an emotional or active response)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD2 BEST BROCHURE

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CRITERIA

  • Brochure must have been in distribution during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
  • National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • One (1) image of Brochure (.JPG or .PDF)

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

  • Brochure – seven (7) printed copies (unmounted)

SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
2016 SAM Awards
c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
100 7326 10th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8W1

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place in-house, December 2, 2016
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (Does the product grab and maintain your attention?)
    • Content (Would the content give you the information you need as a consumer?)
    • Delivery (Is the method of delivery appropriate to the intended message?)
    • Creative Design (Innovation. Creativity.)
    • Overall Success (Is it successful? ie: does it trigger an emotional or active response)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD3 BEST DIRECT MAIL PIECE


Sponsored by: Stepper Homes Ltd.

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CRITERIA

  • Accepted Direct Mail Piece types: Newsletters, Mail Outs, Electronic Mails, etc.
  • Direct Mail Piece must have been initially distributed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
  • National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.
  • Distribution quantity must be a minimum of one hundred (100).

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Direct Mail Piece (.JPG or .PDF)

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

  • Direct Mail Piece – seven (7) printed copies (unmounted)

SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
2016 SAM Awards
c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
100 7326 10th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8W1

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place in-house, December 2, 2016
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (Does the product grab and maintain your attention?)
    • Content (Would the content give you the information you need as a consumer?)
    • Delivery (Is the method of delivery appropriate to the intended message?)
    • Creative Design (Innovation. Creativity.)
    • Overall Success (Is it successful? ie: does it trigger an emotional or active response)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD4 BEST MOVING MEDIA

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CRITERIA

  • Moving Media types: TV Commercials, Web Videos, Movie Theaters, Show Home Presentations, Animated/Moving Web-Based Advertising, etc.
  • Moving Media must have been initially distributed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
  • National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.
  • Proof of performance – invoice from vendor, photographic evidence, web, must be provided with submission.
  • Moving Media spots must be two (2) minutes or less. If submission is longer, edit to two (2) minutes or less. Submissions longer than two (2) minutes will be disqualified.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Moving Media - Quicktime (h.264) .MOV or .MPG video files
  • Proof of Performance – invoices from vendor or alternate proof verifying dates of broadcast

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (Does the product grab and maintain your attention?)
    • Content (Would the content give you the information you need as a consumer?)
    • Delivery (Is the method of delivery appropriate to the intended message?)
    • Creative Design (Innovation. Creativity.)
    • Overall Success (Is it successful? ie: does it trigger an emotional or active response)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD5 BEST PRINT AD

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CRITERIA

  • Print Ad must have been initially printed during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
  • National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • One (1) image of Print Ad (.JPG or .PDF)

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

  • Print Ad – one(1) original copy of tear sheet (mounted) showing the date and source (if tear sheet does not include the date and source, please include the front cover of the publication)
    NOTE: Board used to mount tear sheet must be 16" x 20" in size. If required, ad may be neatly folded

SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
2016 SAM Awards
c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
100 7326 10th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8W1

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place in-house, December 2, 2016
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (Does the product grab and maintain your attention?)
    • Content (Would the content give you the information you need as a consumer?)
    • Delivery (Is the method of delivery appropriate to the intended message?)
    • Creative Design (Innovation. Creativity.)
    • Overall Success (Is it successful? ie: does it trigger an emotional or active response)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD6 BEST AUDIO MEDIA


Sponsored by: Crystal Creek Homes Inc.

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CRITERIA

  • Audio Media must have been initially broadcast during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
  • National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.
  • Proof of performance – invoice from vendor, photographic evidence, web, must be provided with submission.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Audio Media (.MP3 files)
  • Proof of Performance – invoices from vendor or alternate proof verifying dates of broadcast

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (Does the product grab and maintain your attention?)
    • Content (Would the content give you the information you need as a consumer?)
    • Delivery (Is the method of delivery appropriate to the intended message?)
    • Creative Design (Innovation. Creativity.)
    • Overall Success (Is it successful? ie: does it trigger an emotional or active response)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD7 BEST WEBSITE

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CRITERIA

  • Website must have been newly launched and not previously entered, or previously entered and undergone substantial changes during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016. Only local content will be judged.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Screen capture of the homepage (.JPG/.PDF)
  • Proof of Performance – invoices from vendor or alternate proof verifying dates of broadcast

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging will take place ONLINE, December 1 – 7, 2016.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (Does the product grab and maintain your attention?)
    • Content (Would the content give you the information you need as a consumer?)
    • Delivery (Is the method of delivery appropriate to the intended message?)
    • Creative Design (Innovation. Creativity.)
    • Overall Success (Is it successful? ie: does it trigger an emotional or active response)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD8 BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

PURPOSE

  • To examine a marketing campaign and its strategy as a whole.

CRITERIA

  • Marketing Campaign must have been introduced during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered. Inc trial and tests.
  • National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.
  • Marketing Campaign must include a minimum of three (3) of the following media types: Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor), Brochure, Direct Mail Piece, Moving Media, Radio Commercial, Print Ad, Promotional Items, Website, Online ad.
  • Must be a multi media driven Campaign

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form

  • Media Type Submissions (at least 3):
    • Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor) (.JPG/.PDF)
    • Brochure (.JPG/.PDF)
    • Direct Mail Piece
    • Moving Media – (QuickTime Movies .h264 .MOV)
    • Print Ad (.JPG/.PDF)
    • Audio Media (.MP3)
    • Website screen shots of homepage showing URL
    • Online Ad
    • Promotional Items

    Note: You may include multiple submissions in any of the above seven Media types, as long as you have submitted a minimum of three (3).


  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

    IF APPLICABLE:
  • Billboard (Indoor/Outdoor) – seven (7) printed photos
  • Brochure – seven (7) copies (unmounted)
  • Direct Mail Piece – seven (7) copies (unmounted)
  • Moving Media – two (2) DVD copies (QuickTime Movies)
  • Print Ad – seven (7) copies (unmounted)
  • Audio Media – .MP3 Format
  • Website – seven (7) hard copy screen shots of homepage showing URL (unmounted)
  • Online Ad - seven (7) hard copy screen shots of ad
  • Promotional Items – seven (7) items

SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
2016 SAM Awards
c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
100 7326 10th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8W1

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging of all submissions will take place as an in-house presentation to judges on December 9, 2016 at the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region office.
  • When the submission is received, your presentation time will be assigned.
  • The presentation may not exceed five minutes in length including a "Question & Answer" period .
  • A practice session for presenters (opportunity to see Board room, organize technical resources necessary) will be made by appointment only for December 5, 2016.
  • Gifting to judges will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (What is your first impression? Initial impact.)
    • Content & Continuity (Does the content flow through the various media types?)
    • Delivery (Do the methods, locations and schedules selected represent a cohesive plan?)
    • Theme & Concept (Is the campaign well targeted towards its intended market segment?)
    • Creative Design and Production (Innovation. Creativity. Quality of Production.)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

AD9 BEST ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

PURPOSE

  • To examine an online marketing campaign and its strategy as a whole.

CRITERIA

  • Online Marketing Campaign must have been introduced during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
  • National Campaigns are not permitted for submission.
  • Online Marketing Campaign must include a minimum of three (3) online media components such as: big box, tall block, leader board, social media, video, ad words, blog, website etc.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of eight (8) entries for Single Family and/or eight (8) entries for Multi-Family per member company for Advertising & Marketing Awards.
  • Maximum of eight (8) entries per non-builder members (Developer, Renovator, Suppliers, Manufacturers Trades, Service Professionals.)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form

  • Media Type Submissions (at least 3):
    • Social Media (Screenshots .JPG/.PDF)
      • Click through/ online ads ie.:
      • Big Box
      • Tall Block
      • Leader Board
    • Video (QuickTime Movies .h264 .MOV)
    • Website (Screenshots .JPG/.PDF)
    • Blog (Screenshots .JPG/.PDF)
    • Mobile (Screenshots .JPG/.PDF)
    • Email (Screenshots .JPG/.PDF)
    • Other (must be web exclusive)

    Note: You may include multiple submissions in any of the above eight Media types, or other online advertisement, as long as you have submitted a minimum of three (3).


  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Judging of all submissions will take place as an in-house presentation to judges on December 9, 2016 at the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region office.
  • When the submission is received, your presentation time will be assigned.
  • The presentation may not exceed five minutes in length including a "Question & Answer" period .
  • A practice session for presenters (opportunity to see Board room, organize technical resources necessary) will be made by appointment only for December 5, 2016.
  • Gifting to judges will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

  • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • Impact (What is your first impression? Initial impact.)
    • Content & Continuity (Does the content flow through the various media types?)
    • Delivery (Do the methods, locations and schedules selected represent a cohesive plan?)
    • Theme & Concept (Is the campaign well targeted towards its intended market segment?)
    • Creative Design and Production (Innovation. Creativity. Quality of Production.)

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

For builder members to qualify for the Grand SAM Award, you must enter a minimum of two (2) Advertising & Marketing Awards.

100% of ALL points awarded for Advertising & Marketing Awards go towards Builder of the Year or Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

POINT ALLOCATION:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 8 pts
3rd Place = 6 pts
4th Place = 4 pts
5th Place = 2 pts

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

Sales Achievement Awards

SA3 SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR - SINGLE FAMILY

CRITERIA

  • This award is eligible to a single sales team from a single sales centre in a single community. Each Sales Center in a community must be submitted under separate entries. Communities, Sales Teams or Sales Centers CANNOT BE COMBINED
  • SINGLE FAMILY Definition: Single family or duplex dwelling not under any multi-family permit.
    *Street Towns/ Row Homes are considered Single Family.
  • Sales MUST represent those generated between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 with a minimum of $3,500,000 in sales.
  • Sales team can include Area Sales Manager(s), Associate(s), Assistant(s) and Host(s.)
  • Area Sales Manager must be a full-time sales representative in order to enter their Sales Team.
  • Sales for communities other than the community stated on entry form will not be eligible. Sales must be from only one sales center for one community.
  • Sales Amount refers to the price on the contract at time of signing, and not the price adjusted at contract closing.
  • All Sales Amounts must be HOUSE ONLY, excluding land and GST. Upgrades and extras may only be included, if they were part of the original contract.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • No limitations.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Photo of Sales Team (.JPG)
  • Sales List – in MS Excel format.
    Note: Must use the spreadsheet template.
    • Information Includes:
    • Firm Sales Date (sales must be between Oct. 1 2015 – Sept. 30 2016)
    • Homeowner's Name (ie. John & Jane Smith, or John Smith and Jane Brown) (OPTIONAL)
    • Street # or Unit/Suite/Apt #
    • Street Name and Direction
    • City, Province
    • Postal Code
    • Sales Community
    • Developer
    • Base Price
    • Upgrades Value
    • Land Value
    • Total Sales Amount (HOUSE ONLY, excluding GST. Price on contract at time of signing)
    • GST
  • Contracts – All Sales Contracts on CD. Failure to provide copies of agreements will result in an automatic disqualification. Purchaser name may be blinded.

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Winner will be determined based on the sum of the total sales amount.
  • All entrants are required to provide copies of sales agreement. Failure to provide copies of agreements will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

Winning the Sales Team of the Year – Single Family award is a Builder of the Year qualifier with no points awarded.

SALES ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION PLAQUES

Every sales team that enters will be recognized with a Sales Achievement plaque. They will be mailed to the care of the main contact as indicated on the Master Submission form. Sales Achievement recognition plaques will be sent out within 50 days of the SAM Awards Gala.

    There are three levels of recognition:
  • Gold Sales Achievement
  • Silver Sales Achievement
  • Bronze Sales Achievement

Achievement level is based upon the sum of the total sales amount, prorated on a curve where the top 33 percent are awarded gold status.

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

SA4 SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR - MULTI-FAMILY

CRITERIA

  • Project Team Leader(s) must be a full-time in-house sales representative in order to enter their Sales Team. In the event that the Project Team Leader(s) manages more than one (1) Community/Project simultaneously, each project must be submitted under a separate entry.
  • Sales team can include Project Team Leader(s), Associate(s), Assistant(s) and Host(s.)
  • Sales MUST represent those generated from a single sales Community/Project from October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016 with a minimum of $3,500,000 in sales.

  • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
    • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling.
    • Must be part of a master planned multi-family community under one (1) multi-family development permit.
    • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
    • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • Street town/ Row Home sales must be entered as part of SA3; Single Family sales entries.
  • Sales for communities other than the community stated on entry form will not be eligible. Sales cannot overlap, must be from only one community at one time.
  • Sales Amount refers to the price on the contract at time of signing, and not the price adjusted at contract closing.
  • All Sales Amounts must be UNIT & LAND ONLY, GST excluded. Upgrades and extras may only be included, if they were part of the original contract.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • No limitations.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Photo of Sales Team (.JPG)
  • Sales List – in MS Excel format.
    Note: Must use the spreadsheet template.
    • Information Includes:
    • Firm Sales Date (sales must be between Oct. 1 2015 – Sept. 30 2016)
    • Homeowner's Name (ie. John & Jane Smith, or John Smith and Jane Brown) (OPTIONAL)
    • Street # or Unit/Suite/Apt #
    • Street Name and Direction
    • City, Province
    • Postal Code
    • Sales Community
    • Developer
    • Base Price
    • Upgrades Value
    • Land Value
    • Total Sales Amount (HOUSE ONLY, excluding GST. Price on contract at time of signing)
    • GST
  • Contracts – All Sales Contracts on CD. Failure to provide copies of agreements will result in an automatic disqualification. Purchaser name may be blinded.
  • Project Site Plan - 1 hardcopy

  • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

  • Winner will be determined based on 100% of total sales volume.
  • All entrants are required to provide copies of sales agreement. Failure to provide copies of agreements will result in an automatic disqualification.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.

GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

Winning the Sales Team of the Year – Multi-Family award is a Multi-Family Builder of the Year qualifier with no points awarded.

SALES ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION PLAQUES

Every sales team that enters will be recognized with a Sales Achievement plaque. They will be mailed to the care of the main contact as indicated on the Master Submission form. Sales Achievement recognition plaques will be sent out within 50 days of the SAM Awards Gala.

    There are three levels of recognition:
  • Gold Sales Achievement
  • Silver Sales Achievement
  • Bronze Sales Achievement

Achievement level is based upon the sum of the total sales amount, prorated on a curve where the top 33 percent are awarded gold status.

GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

  • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
  • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
  • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
  • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
  • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
  • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
  • You will not be notified of missing components.

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

Partner Awards

PARTNER AWARDS

PURPOSE

The CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association proudly administers the Partner Awards, with audit supervision by MNP LLP.

The Partner Awards provides you with valuable information based on “pure responses” from your customers. The survey covers many areas including the following: Experience with STAFF (including sales, office, and service/product) and Customer SERVICE.

    By participating in the Partner Awards, you will receive two significant advantages:
  • You know you are doing really well and want to prove it! This is your chance to COMPETE against other CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Partner Members in the same category and shine amongst your peers and potential customers.
  • Receive valuable feedback. By participating in the award the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association will provide you with a list of all the customers who returned a survey, as well as valuable feedback provided by your customers. Survey results will be sent in the strictest of confidence to partners by July 30, 2017.

CRITERIA

  • Partner award competition is open to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association members who have provided products and / or services to Builder, Renovator or Developer member companies (herein referred to as the "member customer") during the period between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016.
  • Competitors for SAM Partner Awards must submit information for ALL CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association member customers (minimum of 4 to qualify) with whom they have conducted business for the period indicated above. Customers listed will be verified by the Association as members in good standing. DO NOT INCLUDE PARENT OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
  • Survey respondents cannot include companies that have a vested interest including ownership, partnership and investments.
  • Please confirm that all customers included on your customer list are in fact CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Builder, Renovator or Developer Members. The online member directory at www.chbacalgary.com is a great, up-to-date reference.
  • CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association staff will administer the survey follow up. After the initial survey is sent out, CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association staff will contact those who have not sent in completed surveys twice; once via email and one follow up phone call.
  • Where a partner has done business with 11 or fewer member customers during the qualifying period; the Association must receive survey responses from a minimum of 4 member customers. Should a partner carry out business with 12 or more member customers, a 40% survey response rate must be achieved. Should a company fail to meet the minimum required responses; the Highest scoring response and the lowest scoring response will be removed. The average survey response for the partner will be duplicated until the minimum response is met.
  • You may have up to two (2) completed surveys from any one member customer .

  • Partners can only qualify for one (1) award and must select the award that best pertains to their business of operations, based on the following awards listed below:
    • PT1 - Supplier & Installer of Products
    • PT2 - Supplier of Products
    • PT3 – Supplier of Services may include but not limited to trades, rental companies, trucking companies or other service providers
  • Based on the number of homes the Partner has provided services or products to, surveys returned will be weighted accordingly.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES

  • Maximum of one (1) entry per member company for Partner Awards.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ONLINE

  • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
  • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
  • Award Entry Form
  • Customer List (Excel)
    Please use template to fill in the information requested below (in order of appearance); failure to provide this may result in additional fees incurred due to the time spent in tracking missing information, etc.:

    Customer (Builder/Renovator/Developer Company) Contact First Name
    Address Contact Last Name
    City Contact Title
    Province Phone - Work
    Postal Code Phone - Cell
    Date Served (must be between Nov. 1, 2015 – Oct. 31, 2016) Email Address
    NOTE: Template is available on our website: http://samawards.adbeast.com

  • Company / Staff Image (optional .JPG)

SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • All customers are sent a survey asking them to rate their partner in a number of areas. Surveys are broken out into the following classifications (where applicable to the award category):
      • Administrative Staff
      • Sales Staff
      • Installation/Service Staff
      • Product & Supply Chain
    • Survey questions receiving an N/A (Not Applicable) response are neutral to the overall results.
    • All entries and surveys are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    The Partner with the highest average score form the returned surveys wins Partner of the Year.

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    New Home Awards

    NH1 BEST NEW HOME - UP TO $274,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH2 BEST NEW HOME - $275,000 ‐ $324,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH3 BEST NEW HOME - $325,000 ‐ $374,999


    Sponsored by: RBC Royal Bank of Canada

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH4 BEST NEW HOME - $375,000 ‐ $424,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH5 BEST NEW HOME - $425,000 ‐ $484,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH6 BEST NEW HOME - $485,000 ‐ $549,999


    Sponsored by: Ply Gem

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH7 BEST NEW HOME - $550,000 ‐ $619,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH8 BEST NEW HOME - $620,000 ‐ $719,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH9 BEST NEW HOME - $720,000 ‐ $849,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH10 BEST NEW HOME - $850,000 ‐ $999,999


    Sponsored by: New Interiors Ltd.

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH11 BEST NEW HOME - $1,000,000 ‐ $1,499,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH12 BEST NEW HOME - $1,500,000 ‐ $2,299,999


    Sponsored by: Superior Cabinets

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    NH13 BEST NEW HOME - $2,300,000 AND OVER


    Sponsored by: National Home Warranty

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Home must have been completed during the period between
      January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Prices must reflect current market price as of December 31, 2016. Must be House Only - Land and GST excluded.
    • New Home Awards may be reviewed for accuracy and inconsistencies. If needed, further documentation for verification may be required.

    • SINGLE FAMILY Definition:
      • Single Family or duplex dwelling and not entered in the multi-family category.
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
    • Price Brand Specification
      • Include:
        • Base model price (HOUSE ONLY)
        • All interior/exterior upgrades
        • Appliances and permanent fixtures
        • Basement development (see Submission Requirements)
        Exclude:
        • Land and GST
        • Demolition costs (including removal and excavation not associated with new construction)
        • Landscaping
        • Garage (Sales Centre) finishing
        • Window coverings and furnishings

    Basement Development Criteria
    Builders have the option of including or excluding basement developments based on the following criteria:

    • Show Homes: Basement development and components must appear as a line item(s) on the Price Specification sheet

    • Custom Homes: Retail value must appear as a separate line item(s) in the sales contract documents.

    Any basement development which is part of the base price where its value cannot be substantiated by a separate line item(s) within the sales contract must remain part of the entry.
    Where the basement development is included in an entry, details must be included in the following documents:

    • Upgrades description indicating retail price of all components of the basement development
    • Features sheet
    • Basement appears as part of the submitted floor plans (with square footage)


    Where the basement development exists but is excluded from the entry, the following information must be included in the entry:

    Show Home:
    • Show home Price Specification sheet indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.
    Custom Home:
    • Contract document indicating the retail value of all components of the basement development as a line item(s) which will be subtracted from the total house only price on the contract to establish the SAM entry category price.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Customer Waiver Form (for owner occupied homes only)
      NOTE: Should you require a customer waiver form, please visit our website www.samawards.com.
    • In order to be awarded 2 bonus point for environmental responsibility, entrants must include proof of Built Green™ or other CHBA – Calgary Region approved environmental programs (NetZero, R2000): one (1) hard copy
    FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
    • One image of the Official Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated

    • One image of the Official Feature Sheet

    • Price Specification (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
      Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders
    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following)
      PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)


    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • Price Specification (pdf) SAMPLE PRICE SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
    • Must provide price breakdown for the following:
      • Base Price (HOUSE ONLY - Land and GST excluded)
      • Upgrade Description & Price (per upgrade)
      • Basement Development
      • Employee Discount (applicable to Custom Home submissions)
      • Total Retail Selling Price of Home (sum of all prices listed above)
      • Land Cost (must include Lot Write-Down if applicable)
      • Demolition and removal costs - if applicable
      • NOTE: Upgrades and employee discounts must be added back into the base price. Where a customer purchased home is submitted, a Legal Statement of Adjustment must detail base price and all upgrades/change orders.

    • One image of the Floor Plan with Square Footages indicated
      NOTE: Positions and direction from which each image was photographed must be indicated and numbered corresponding to the required/optional images listed in point 11.

    • Feature Sheet (pdf)
      NOTE: Feature sheet must include everything featured in the home.

    • Lot Purchase Documentation which identifies municipal address and price (pdf)

    • Required Images (maximum of 8 - one image for each of the following):
      • Front Exterior
      • Interior Foyer/Entrance
      • Kitchen
      • Dining Area
      • Main Living Room
      • Master Bedroom
      • Ensuite/Main Bathroom
      • Basement (regardless if included in entry or not)
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 5)
    • PLEASE NOTE: 8 Required images plus a maximum of 5 Optional images equals a maximum of 13 images in total are permitted.

    SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
  • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
  • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
  • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
  • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
  • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
    and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
    Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
  • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.
  • JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does the home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area.) (Functionality. Traffic Flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness. Sustainability.)
      • Overall Impact of Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of six (6) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of the Year.
    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) New Home Awards to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of Merit Award. 100% of ALL points awarded for New Home Awards go towards Builder of Merit.
    • You must win at least one award in any of the following SAM Awards categories to qualify: New Home Awards, Sales Centre Awards, Advertising and Marketing Awards (single family material only), Sales Achievement Awards (single family entries only) to qualify for the Grand SAM Builder of the Year Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    Multi Family Awards

    MZ1 BEST NEW MULTI-FAMILY DESIGN - APARTMENT STYLE CONDO UP TO 699 SQ.FT.

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • This is a floor plan design competition. Completed homes should be entered in the Multi-Family Home (MH) category.
    • Multi-Family Design entries must have been available for pre-sale/sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Must have a development permit.
    • Multi family floor plan can be submitted if entered previously as long as it is available as part of a new project or under a new development permit.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community under one (1) multi-family development permit.
      Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA/DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Specifications Package (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –8, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Does the floor plan utilize available space well?
      • Kitchen (including eating area) (Functionality.)
      • Main Living Area (Does the floor plan appear to possess good traffic flow potential?)
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MZ2 BEST NEW MULTI-FAMILY DESIGN - APARTMENT STYLE CONDO 700 SQ.FT. TO 899 SQ.FT.

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • This is a floor plan design competition. Completed homes should be entered in the Multi-Family Home (MH) category.
    • Multi-Family Design entries must have been available for pre-sale/sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Must have a development permit.
    • Multi family floor plan can be submitted if entered previously as long as it is available as part of a new project or under a new development permit.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community under one (1) multi-family development permit.
      Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA/DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Specifications Package (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –8, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Does the floor plan utilize available space well?
      • Kitchen (including eating area) (Functionality.)
      • Main Living Area (Does the floor plan appear to possess good traffic flow potential?)
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MZ3 BEST NEW MULTI-FAMILY DESIGN - APARTMENT STYLE CONDO 900 SQ.FT. AND OVER

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • This is a floor plan design competition. Completed homes should be entered in the Multi-Family Home (MH) category.
    • Multi-Family Design entries must have been available for pre-sale/sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Must have a development permit.
    • Multi family floor plan can be submitted if entered previously as long as it is available as part of a new project or under a new development permit.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community under one (1) multi-family development permit.
      Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA/DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Specifications Package (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –8, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Does the floor plan utilize available space well?
      • Kitchen (including eating area) (Functionality.)
      • Main Living Area (Does the floor plan appear to possess good traffic flow potential?)
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MZ4 BEST NEW MULTI-FAMILY DESIGN - VILLA/DUPLEX/TOWNHOME UP TO 1199 SQ. FT.


    Sponsored by: Goodman Company Canada

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • This is a floor plan design competition. Completed homes should be entered in the Multi-Family Home (MH) category.
    • Multi-Family Design entries must have been available for pre-sale/sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Must have a development permit.
    • Multi family floor plan can be submitted if entered previously as long as it is available as part of a new project or under a new development permit.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community under one (1) multi-family development permit.
      Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA/DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Specifications Package (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –8, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Does the floor plan utilize available space well?
      • Kitchen (including eating area) (Functionality.)
      • Main Living Area (Does the floor plan appear to possess good traffic flow potential?)
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MZ5 BEST NEW MULTI-FAMILY DESIGN - VILLA/DUPLEX/TOWNHOME 1200 SQ. FT. AND OVER

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • This is a floor plan design competition. Completed homes should be entered in the Multi-Family Home (MH) category.
    • Multi-Family Design entries must have been available for pre-sale/sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Must have a development permit.
    • Multi family floor plan can be submitted if entered previously as long as it is available as part of a new project or under a new development permit.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community under one (1) multi-family development permit.
      Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA/DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Specifications Package (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS REMOVED)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

    • One image of Promotional Specification Package (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • One image of Marketing Floor Plan with square footage indicated (LOGOS INCLUDED)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –8, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Does the floor plan utilize available space well?
      • Kitchen (including eating area) (Functionality.)
      • Main Living Area (Does the floor plan appear to possess good traffic flow potential?)
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MH1 BEST TOWN HOME - UP TO $349,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Multi-Family Home(s) must have been opened for sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and this specific home within this development must not have been previously entered.
    • Construction of home must be complete either as a show home or purchaser’s home. Show Homes Must be habitable structures intended for occupancy.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as a sales and information centre.
    • Must have building permit for project Prices must reflect current market price at time of submission. Must be House and Land only, upgrades included with GST excluded. Submissions must not be entered in multiple categories.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA / DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached) (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
        A Duplex is to be entered as a Multi Family Home if built under a Multi Family Permit. If a Duplex is built under a single family permit it to be entered as a New Home.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Home Waiver Form - if home is occupied.
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Unit with square footages (LOGOS REMOVED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED))
      • Required Images (one image of each): (PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED)
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Required Images (one image of each):
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area). (Functionality. Traffic flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MH2 BEST TOWN HOME - $350,000 - $549,999


    Sponsored by: Superior Cabinets

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Multi-Family Home(s) must have been opened for sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and this specific home within this development must not have been previously entered.
    • Construction of home must be complete either as a show home or purchaser’s home. Show Homes Must be habitable structures intended for occupancy.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as a sales and information centre.
    • Must have building permit for project Prices must reflect current market price at time of submission. Must be House and Land only, upgrades included with GST excluded. Submissions must not be entered in multiple categories.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA / DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached) (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
        A Duplex is to be entered as a Multi Family Home if built under a Multi Family Permit. If a Duplex is built under a single family permit it to be entered as a New Home.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Home Waiver Form - if home is occupied.
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Unit with square footages (LOGOS REMOVED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED))
      • Required Images (one image of each): (PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED)
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Required Images (one image of each):
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area). (Functionality. Traffic flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MH3 BEST TOWN HOME - $550,000 and over

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Multi-Family Home(s) must have been opened for sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and this specific home within this development must not have been previously entered.
    • Construction of home must be complete either as a show home or purchaser’s home. Show Homes Must be habitable structures intended for occupancy.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as a sales and information centre.
    • Must have building permit for project Prices must reflect current market price at time of submission. Must be House and Land only, upgrades included with GST excluded. Submissions must not be entered in multiple categories.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA / DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached) (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
        A Duplex is to be entered as a Multi Family Home if built under a Multi Family Permit. If a Duplex is built under a single family permit it to be entered as a New Home.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Home Waiver Form - if home is occupied.
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Unit with square footages (LOGOS REMOVED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED))
      • Required Images (one image of each): (PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED)
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Required Images (one image of each):
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area). (Functionality. Traffic flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MH4 BEST VILLA/DUPLEX - UP TO $374,999

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Multi-Family Home(s) must have been opened for sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and this specific home within this development must not have been previously entered.
    • Construction of home must be complete either as a show home or purchaser’s home. Show Homes Must be habitable structures intended for occupancy.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as a sales and information centre.
    • Must have building permit for project Prices must reflect current market price at time of submission. Must be House and Land only, upgrades included with GST excluded. Submissions must not be entered in multiple categories.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA / DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached) (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
        A Duplex is to be entered as a Multi Family Home if built under a Multi Family Permit. If a Duplex is built under a single family permit it to be entered as a New Home.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Home Waiver Form - if home is occupied.
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Unit with square footages (LOGOS REMOVED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED))
      • Required Images (one image of each): (PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED)
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Required Images (one image of each):
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area). (Functionality. Traffic flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MH5 BEST VILLA/DUPLEX - $375,000 AND OVER

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Multi-Family Home(s) must have been opened for sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and this specific home within this development must not have been previously entered.
    • Construction of home must be complete either as a show home or purchaser’s home. Show Homes Must be habitable structures intended for occupancy.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as a sales and information centre.
    • Must have building permit for project Prices must reflect current market price at time of submission. Must be House and Land only, upgrades included with GST excluded. Submissions must not be entered in multiple categories.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA / DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached) (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
        A Duplex is to be entered as a Multi Family Home if built under a Multi Family Permit. If a Duplex is built under a single family permit it to be entered as a New Home.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Home Waiver Form - if home is occupied.
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Unit with square footages (LOGOS REMOVED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED))
      • Required Images (one image of each): (PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED)
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Required Images (one image of each):
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area). (Functionality. Traffic flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MH6 - BEST APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO - UP TO ONE BEDROOM + DEN

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Multi-Family Home(s) must have been opened for sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and this specific home within this development must not have been previously entered.
    • Construction of home must be complete either as a show home or purchaser’s home. Show Homes Must be habitable structures intended for occupancy.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as a sales and information centre.
    • Must have building permit for project Prices must reflect current market price at time of submission. Must be House and Land only, upgrades included with GST excluded. Submissions must not be entered in multiple categories.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA / DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached) (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
        A Duplex is to be entered as a Multi Family Home if built under a Multi Family Permit. If a Duplex is built under a single family permit it to be entered as a New Home.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Home Waiver Form - if home is occupied.
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Unit with square footages (LOGOS REMOVED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED))
      • Required Images (one image of each): (PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED)
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Required Images (one image of each):
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area). (Functionality. Traffic flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MH7 - BEST APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO - TWO BEDROOMS & UP

    THIS IS A BRAND BLINDING OPTIONAL COMPETITION

    If you chose to 'blind' your entry, remove all reference to your company name on images, within promotional materials and in the titles of files that are being uploaded.

    CRITERIA

    • Multi-Family Home(s) must have been opened for sale during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and this specific home within this development must not have been previously entered.
    • Construction of home must be complete either as a show home or purchaser’s home. Show Homes Must be habitable structures intended for occupancy.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as a sales and information centre.
    • Must have building permit for project Prices must reflect current market price at time of submission. Must be House and Land only, upgrades included with GST excluded. Submissions must not be entered in multiple categories.

    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA / DUPLEX – semi-detached homes (2 units attached) (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes (Must have at least 1 exterior access)
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
      • Street Towns/ Row homes without condo fees are to be entered as a New Home Award regardless of permit type
        A Duplex is to be entered as a Multi Family Home if built under a Multi Family Permit. If a Duplex is built under a single family permit it to be entered as a New Home.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Home Waiver Form - if home is occupied.
    • FOR BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Unit with square footages (LOGOS REMOVED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS REMOVED))
      • Required Images (one image of each): (PLEASE ENSURE ALL BRANDING/LOGOS ARE REMOVED)
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • FOR NON-BLINDED ENTRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

      • One image of Promotional Floor Plan (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Price specification sheet including upgrades (pdf) (LOGOS INCLUDED)
      • Required Images (one image of each):
        • Interior/Foyer Entrance
        • Kitchen
        • Dining Area
        • Main Living Area
        • Master Bedroom
        • Ensuite/Main Bath
        • Exterior
      • Optional: Images of your Choice (maximum of 3)
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging will take place online from February 2 –9, 2017
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Objective and Target Market (Does home design meet its objective and target market?)
      • Front Exterior (Curb appeal.)
      • Interior Foyer or Entrance
      • Kitchen (including eating area). (Functionality. Traffic flow.)
      • Main Living Area
      • Bedrooms
      • Ensuite and/or Main Bathroom
      • Special Features (Originality. Uniqueness.)
      • Overall Impact of the Home

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
    • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    MC1 BEST MUTLI-FAMILY COMMUNITY


    Sponsored by: Shane Homes Ltd.

    CRITERIA

    • Project under one (1) development permit, must have been ready for purchasers to move in during the period between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Phases can be entered BUT the community cannot be entered again. ie If you enter phase 1 of project phase 2 and 3 are no longer eligible. Project must be available for on-site judging.
    • Best Multi-Family Community projects cannot be entered in the Multi-Family Design Awards.


    • MULTI-FAMILY Definition:
      • Must be condo titled or fee simple.
      • Attached homes that are attached to at least one (1) other dwelling and must be part of a master planned multi-family community under one (1) multi-family development permit.
      • Includes elements such as controlled architecture, project entry or identification, etc.
    • MULTI-FAMILY Classification:
      • VILLA – semi-detached homes (2 units attached)
      • TOWN HOME – 3 or more attached homes
      • APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO – 4 or more attached homes with common entrance (Only has shared exterior access)
    • NOTE: To determine award placement, use the average price of ALL homes in project, excluding GST and upgrades.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of ten (10) entries total in the Multi-Family categories per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Project Logo
    • Required Photo Images:
      • One image of Project/Community Entrance
      • Two images of Project/Community Exterior
      • Two images of Project/Community Amenities
      • Optional images – three (3) images (not to include private living spaces)
        • One image of Map & Directions to Project
        • One image of Floor Plans of Individual Units (maximum of 5)
        • One Floor Layout Plan and/or Site Plan
        • One Official Feature Sheet
        • One image of Marketing Brochure
        • HARDCOPY (to be submitted to CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Office)

        • One Marketing Brochure
        • SUBMIT HARDCOPIES TO:
          2016 SAM Awards
          c/o CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association
          100 7326 10th Street NE
          Calgary, AB T2E 8W1

          SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

        • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
        • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
        • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
        • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
        • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
        • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
          and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
          Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
        • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

        JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

        • Judging dates are as follows:
          • Round 1 (Online) – February 2 – 9, 2017
          • Round 2 (On-Site) – March 3, 2017
        • If, after the 1st round of judging, your submission has become a finalist, you will be notified by February 22, 2017 so you are able to prepare for On-Site judging.
        • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
          • Community and Project Amenities
          • Community / Project Entrance / Interior Foyer or Entrance
          • Architectural Theme
          • Special Features
          • Overall Impact of Development
          • Objective & Target Market
        • Judging will be based on the development as a whole, and not on the individual units.
        • Judges will be provided with the average price of all homes in the project to aid in their judgment of the community.
        • Home interiors are not to be assessed or judged.
        • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.

        GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

        • Must enter a minimum of two (2) Multi-Family Awards (Design and/or Development and/or Community) to qualify for the Grand SAM Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award.
        • 100% of ALL points awarded for Multi-Family Awards go towards Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

        POINT ALLOCATION:

        1st Place = 10 pts
        2nd Place = 8 pts
        3rd Place = 6 pts
        4th Place = 4 pts
        5th Place = 2 pts

        GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

        • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
        • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
        • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
        • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
        • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
        • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
        • You will not be notified of missing components.

        HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

        Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

        REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
        ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    Industry Achievement Awards

    IA1 BEST INNOVATION: IDEA/PRODUCT

    OPEN TO ALL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

    PURPOSE

    • To identify and feature the most innovative advancements in concepts or products introduced to the local residential construction industry launched during the past year. Ideas and/or products will demonstrate the potential to positively influence the success of the entrant’s own business or those of their clients'.

    CRITERIA

    • Innovative Idea/Product must have been initially launched during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • NUMBER OF ENTRIES

      • No limitations

      SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
      ONLINE

      • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
      • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
      • Award Entry Form
      • Electronic copy of marketing materials and/or photographs of product
      • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

      • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
      • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
      • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
      • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
      • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
      • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
        and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
        Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
      • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

      JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

      • Judging will take place as an in-house presentation to judges on on-line, February 10, 2017 at the CHBA – Calgary Region office.
      • The presentation may not exceed five minutes in length. A "Question & Answer" period for five minutes will follow the presentation.
      • A practice session for presenters (opportunity to see Board room, organize technical resources necessary) will be made by appointment only for February 6, 2017
      • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
      • Gifting to judges will not be accepted.
      • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
        • Research & Development (Was the research & development effectively executed?)
        • Innovation & Creativity (is the idea/product fresh & innovative?)
        • Does the idea/product fulfill a purpose? (Does it work?)
        • Is the purpose valid? (Is it useful?)
        • Overall Appeal (Is the idea/product successful?)

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Not applicable for this award.

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    Sales and Information Centre Awards

    SC1 BEST SALES AND INFORMATION CENTRE - ATTACHED

    DEFINITIONS

    • Attached: Part of the permanent structure of the development
    • Detached: Not part of the permanent structure of the development

    CRITERIA

    • Sales and Information Centre must have been newly launched during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Sales and Information Centre must represent the point of sale and be within the community or show home parade. Design Centres do not qualify.
    • Builders / Developers may enter under the following awards:
      • Best Sales & Information Centre – ATTACHED
        Definition of Attached for:
        • SINGLE FAMILY / DEVELOPER – a Sales and Information Centre that is physically attached to the home for sale (ie. garage)
        • MULTI-FAMILY – a Sales and Information Centre that is situated in the building of development for sale.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as part of the sales and information centre.

      • Best Sales & Information Centre – DETACHED
        Definition of Detached for:
        • SINGLE FAMILY / DEVELOPER – a Sales and Information Centre that is physically detached from the home for sale (ie. stand-alone trailer)
        • MULTI-FAMILY – a Sales and Information Centre that is situated in a separate building from the homes for sale.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of two (2) Single Family & two (2) Multi-Family entries per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Floor plan of Sales Centre with photo locations indicated
    • Two images of Exterior
    • Two images of Interior
    • Optional: Images of your choice (max of 4)
    • Map & directions to Sales & Information Centre
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging dates are as follows:
      • Round 1: Online – February 2 – 9, 2017
      • Round 2: On-Site – March 3, 2017 (Top 5 Finalists Only)
    • If, after the 1st round of judging, your submission has become a finalist, you will be notified by February 22, 2017 so you are able to prepare for onsite judging.
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Impression of Exterior
      • Theme and Concept (Is the theme and concept consistent throughout the centre?)
      • Impression of Interior Presentation
      • Overall Impression of Sales & Information Centre (Have they differentiated themselves from competitors?)

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of one (1) Sales & Information Centre Award to qualify for a Grand SAM Builder Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    SC2 BEST SALES AND INFORMATION CENTRE - DETACHED

    DEFINITIONS

    • Attached: Part of the permanent structure of the development
    • Detached: Not part of the permanent structure of the development

    CRITERIA

    • Sales and Information Centre must have been newly launched during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and not previously entered.
    • Sales and Information Centre must represent the point of sale and be within the community or show home parade. Design Centres do not qualify.
    • Builders / Developers may enter under the following awards:
      • Best Sales & Information Centre – ATTACHED
        Definition of Attached for:
        • SINGLE FAMILY / DEVELOPER – a Sales and Information Centre that is physically attached to the home for sale (ie. garage)
        • MULTI-FAMILY – a Sales and Information Centre that is situated in the building of development for sale.
      If a show home is part of a sales centre, it should be entered as part of the sales and information centre.

      • Best Sales & Information Centre – DETACHED
        Definition of Detached for:
        • SINGLE FAMILY / DEVELOPER – a Sales and Information Centre that is physically detached from the home for sale (ie. stand-alone trailer)
        • MULTI-FAMILY – a Sales and Information Centre that is situated in a separate building from the homes for sale.

    NUMBER OF ENTRIES

    • Maximum of two (2) Single Family & two (2) Multi-Family entries per member company.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    ONLINE

    • Company Logo (uploaded once per user, top right on the Account Summary screen)
    • Full Payment - acceptable payment methods: MasterCard, Visa or Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association)
    • Award Entry Form
    • Floor plan of Sales Centre with photo locations indicated
    • Two images of Exterior
    • Two images of Interior
    • Optional: Images of your choice (max of 4)
    • Map & directions to Sales & Information Centre
    • SPECS FOR ONLINE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Photos/Images: All photos must be in .jpg format, 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry. In many cases these images will be used to produce a video presentation of winning entries, this is why the highest resolution possible is required.
    • Maps/Floor Plans: can be uploaded as either .pdf or .jpg. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks. JPEG: 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image. Chose "file type: Image" when uploading all .jpg/.pdf files to your entry.
    • Descriptions/Point Form/Summary must be uploaded as .pdf files. PDF: 11 x 17 maximum page size, do not include crop marks.
    • Company Logos: full colour logo in .eps format, must be true vector file, not converted. Entrants submitting for multiple awards are only required to submit their company logo once. Company Logo is uploaded to your user account settings, not with your entry/form. Click "Upload Company Logo" on the top right of your account summary page under "My Account". Select your logo file and click to upload, once the upload is complete you will automatically be returned to your account summary page.
    • Supporting Documents, Invoices, Proof, etc: Must be provided in .JPG or .PDF format and uploaded as file type: Image
    • Video Files: Must be provided in .MOV or .MPG format
      and uploaded as file type: Video, 2GB Maximum file size.
      Video format questions? Please email samawards@adbeast.com
    • Audio Files: Must be provided in .MP3 format, and uploaded as file type: Audio Only.

    JUDGING PROCEDURES / DETAILS

    • Judging dates are as follows:
      • Round 1: Online – February 2 – 9, 2017
      • Round 2: On-Site – March 3, 2017 (Top 5 Finalists Only)
    • If, after the 1st round of judging, your submission has become a finalist, you will be notified by February 22, 2017 so you are able to prepare for onsite judging.
    • Incomplete entries are judged accordingly and may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified due to insufficient information and materials.
    • Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
      • Impression of Exterior
      • Theme and Concept (Is the theme and concept consistent throughout the centre?)
      • Impression of Interior Presentation
      • Overall Impression of Sales & Information Centre (Have they differentiated themselves from competitors?)

    GRAND SAM QUALIFIER

    • Must enter a minimum of one (1) Sales & Information Centre Award to qualify for a Grand SAM Builder Award.

    POINT ALLOCATION:

    1st Place = 10 pts
    2nd Place = 8 pts
    3rd Place = 6 pts
    4th Place = 4 pts
    5th Place = 2 pts

    GENERAL CONDITIONS & INFORMATION

    • Entrant must be a CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association Member in good standing.
    • Entries submitted must apply to projects, products or services available/viewable within the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association service area.
    • Full payment must be accompanied with submission(s). Acceptable payment methods: Cheque (made payable to the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association) MasterCard, Visa. Please include all entry fees in one payment.
    • All materials submitted become the property of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association and will not be returned. Refer to our privacy policy online at www.chbacalgary.com or contact the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association office to receive a hard copy.
    • All entrants agree to allow any information contained in their submission(s) to be exhibited and/or published at the discretion of the CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
    • All entries and judging forms are audited for irregularities and inconsistencies by the accounting firm of MNP LLP.
    • You will not be notified of missing components.

    HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES

    Each year you must register a new account on our awards website, please have your CHBA membership information available number at time of registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE: www.samawards.com
    ALREADY REGISTERED? Login

    Important Dates:

    Developer / Renovator Awards
    Entry Deadline: November 4, 2016 @ 4pm

    Advertising & Marketing / Sales Achievement /
    Partner Awards
    Entry Deadline: November 4, 2016 @ 4pm

    New Home / Multi Family / Sales & Information Centers / Industry Achievement Awards
    Entry Deadline: January 13, 2017 @ 4pm

    SAM Awards Gala: Saturday April 8, 2017, 5pm
    Telus Calgary Convention Centre

    Contact Information:

    Entry, eligibility and payment questions:
    David Bears
    403.730.4250
    david.bears@bildcr.com

    Sam Awards information:
    David Bears
    Director of Programs
    403.730.4250
    david.bears@bildcr.com

    Technical inquires, or problems
    using the online entry system:
    samawards@adbeast.com

    Grand SAM Awards

    Click here for information on the Grand SAM Awards

    Platinum Sponsors:

    Event Sponsors:

    Grand SAM Awards Sponsors:

    Supporting Sponsors:


    For sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail David Bears, Director of Programs.