2018 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

Competition Now Open!

The 2018 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence is now accepting entries.

Our Awards Platform is designed for you to create an account and jump right in. Within the platform, you'll find all of the information you need.

We highly recommend that you go to our awards platform and create your User Account / Membership Profile before doing anything else. Read through all of the information provided in the About Menu (most which has been copied to this page below). Don't wait until right before the November 10th deadline to create an account, as you'll want to familiarize yourself with the entry platform first. It's easy to use, but you don't want to add stress!


Specific category content

Looking for specific category content (i.e. what questions to answer, what you'll need to upload)? Just jump right in to our awards platform and start an entry! You can always delete it, or change the category to see what other categories require. Alternately, this year we've provided Word Entry forms, which can be found on the awards platform or below under "Entry Forms." They will tell you what questions you'll need to answer, how many and what kind of images you'll need to upload, and if you'll need a floor plan, site plan, homeowner permission form, etc.

Notable changes for 2018

  • New Renovation Categories: Outdoor Living, Basement
  • New Marketing Category: Digital Media Campaign
  • Architects and Designers can now be recognized
  • Marketing Companies can now be recognized with the builder/developer/renovator as a partner in Marketing categories
  • Square footage and renovation cost adjustments for some categories

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2018 Categories

New Home Awards

These awards recognize excellence the architectural qualities of a new home including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, functionality of floor plan and overall appeal to a target market.

Attached Homes
Note: Low-Rise is defined as three storeys and fewer. Mid- to High-Rise is four storeys and more.

  • Low-Rise Under 1,500 square feet
  • Low-Rise 1,500 square feet and over
  • Mid- to High-rise Condominium or Apartment Units under 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Mid- to High-rise Condominium or Apartment Units 1,000 sq. ft. and over
  • Mid- to High-rise Condominium or Apartment (Entire Project)
Detached Homes
  • One-storey Bungalow | Production
  • Under 1,700 square feet | Production
  • 1,700 to 2,200 square feet | Production
  • 2,201 to 2,500 square feet | Production
  • 2,501 to 3,000 square feet | Production
  • Over 3,000 square feet | Production
  • Under 2,500 square feet | Custom
  • 2,500 to 3,500 square feet | Custom
  • 3,501 to 5,000 square feet | Custom
  • Over 5,000 square feet | Custom

Home Renovation Awards

Projects in the Kitchen, Bathroom, and Basement categories showcase a single room and may entail the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space.

Projects entered into Whole House categories must involve more than one room and may entail interior and exterior work, including the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space. Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements that are entered as part of a Whole House category can also be entered separately into the Kitchen, Bathroom, and Basement categories.

  • Kitchen – under $50,000
  • Kitchen – $50,000 to $100,000
  • Kitchen – Over $100,000
  • Bathroom
  • Basement
  • Outdoor Living
  • Whole House  under $150,000
  • Whole House  $150,000 to $250,000
  • Whole House  $250,001 - $500,000
  • Whole House  $500,001 to $1 million
  • Whole House – over $1 million

Marketing Awards

These awards honour the best in marketing—attracting customer attention, generating traffic, and creating the confidence and environment favourable to home buying. Marketing Awards are offered in ten (10) categories:

  • Signage & Logo

  • Brochure/Kit

  • Website

  • Digital Media Campaign

  • Direct Promotion – Print

  • Print Ad

  • Sales Office – Low Rise

  • Sales Office – Mid- to High-Rise

  • Design/Décor Centre

  • Interior Decorating

Net Zero Home Award

These homes are Qualified under the CHBA Net Zero Labelling Program. The award recognizes excellence in high performance homes that have an appealing aesthetic, including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, and functionality of floor plan. In addition to being entered as a Net Zero Home Award, Net Zero homes can also be entered into the corresponding New Home Award category.

Community Development Award

This award recognizes excellence in performance by developer and home builder members who create attractive, exciting, innovative and environmentally responsible communities.

Marketing Excellence Award

The Marketing Excellence Award recognizes a single home builder or developer member for their overall excellence in marketing, based on the highest total score for those companies that have entered a minimum of four (4) marketing categories and have won in at least one (1) of those categories. Your prospects of winning increase by making up to 3 entries in multiple marketing categories.

Design Excellence Award

The Design Excellence Award is the pinnacle of achievement in the residential construction industry. The award recognizes outstanding performance by a single home builder or developer member in the design of new homes, based on the highest total score of those companies that have won at least one (1) New Home Award and have entered a minimum of three (3) New Home Award categories. Your prospects of winning increase by making up to 3 entries in multiple new home categories.

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