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The entry period for the 2018 MAX Awards opened on Monday, October 30, 2017. The call for entries closes at midnight on Monday, February 5, 2018.

The HBA’s Sales and Marketing (MAX) Excellence Awards, hosted by the HBA’s Sales and Marketing Council, is one of Austin’s most exciting industry events. The MAX Awards honor Builder, Developer, Remodeler and Associate Members of the HBA for achievements during the previous year.

During the entry period, HBA members are able to enter dozens of categories that include individual achievement in Sales, Marketing, and Construction, as well as several categories for Best Overall Community. And, of course, the HBA will award the big “granddaddy of them all,” the “Grand Builder of the Year” Awards for a deserving custom, production, and remodel builder.

To view the category criteria online, please click on a category group below to reveal the categories and then click on a category to reveal the description for reference.

Builders and remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on excellence of concept, copy, layout, overall design execution, communication of advertising objective and overall use of color (if applicable).

Materials for Submission:

  1. Up to 2 digital photos of the Ad (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Identify Target Market
  5. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  6. Identify the number of times the ad ran
  7. Identify the amount of traffic generated by the ad
  8. Provide the total cost of production (does not include media placement costs)

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on excellence of concept, copy, layout, overall design execution, communication of advertising objective and overall use of color (if applicable).

Materials for Submission:

  1. Up to 2 digital photos of the Ad (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Identify Target Market
  5. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  6. Identify the number of times the ad ran
  7. Identify the amount of traffic generated by the ad
  8. Provide the total cost of production (does not include media placement costs)

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on excellence of concept, copy, layout, overall design execution, communication of advertising objective and overall use of color (if applicable).

Materials for Submission:

  1. Up to 2 digital photos of the Ad (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Identify Target Market
  5. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  6. Identify the number of times the ad ran
  7. Identify the amount of traffic generated by the ad
  8. Provide the total cost of production (does not include media placement costs)

Builders and remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on best overall excellence of theme, graphic design, effective communication, value and appropriateness to the selling effort.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Hand delivered copy of the original brochure and all applicable inserts (floor plans, site plans, features, etc) submitted to the HBA.
  2. Up to two digital picture(s) of the piece submitted online. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  3. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  5. Identify Target Market
  6. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  7. Identify Cost per piece
  8. Identify the number printed
  9. Total cost of production (in $dollars)

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on best overall excellence of theme, graphic design, effective communication, value and appropriateness to the selling effort.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Hand delivered copy of the original brochure and all applicable inserts (floor plans, site plans, features, etc) submitted to the HBA.
  2. Up to two digital picture(s) of the piece submitted online. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  3. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  5. Identify Target Market
  6. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  7. Identify Cost per piece
  8. Identify the number printed
  9. Total cost of production (in $dollars)

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on best overall excellence of theme, graphic design, effective communication, value and appropriateness to the selling effort.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Hand delivered copy of the original brochure and all applicable inserts (floor plans, site plans, features, etc) submitted to the HBA.
  2. Up to two digital picture(s) of the piece submitted online. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  3. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  5. Identify Target Market
  6. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  7. Identify Cost per piece
  8. Identify the number printed
  9. Total cost of production (in $dollars)

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on strength of communication, design elements, impact, cost effectiveness and results.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Hand delivered copy of the original direct mail piece and all applicable inserts submitted to the HBA.
  2. Up to two digital picture(s) of the piece submitted online. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  3. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  5. Identify Target Market
  6. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  7. Number Mailed
  8. Sales Directly Related to Mailing
  9. Traffic Generated by Entry
  10. Cost Per Piece
  11. Number Printed
  12. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on strength of communication, design elements, impact, cost effectiveness and results.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Hand delivered copy of the original direct mail piece and all applicable inserts submitted to the HBA.
  2. Up to two digital picture(s) of the piece submitted online. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  3. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  5. Identify Target Market
  6. Identify Marketing Time Frame
  7. Number Mailed
  8. Sales Directly Related to Mailing
  9. Traffic Generated by Entry
  10. Cost Per Piece
  11. Number Printed
  12. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries may be any length, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Community
  4. Marketing Time Frame
  5. Target Market
  6. How many times did this ad run?
  7. Traffic Generated by Ad
  8. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  9. Online upload of the radio spot, audio CD submitted to the HBA offices or URL link provided in entry.

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries may be any length, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Community
  4. Marketing Time Frame
  5. Target Market
  6. How many times did this ad run?
  7. Traffic Generated by Ad
  8. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  9. Online upload of the radio spot, audio CD submitted to the HBA offices or URL link provided in entry.

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries may be any length, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Community
  4. Marketing Time Frame
  5. Target Market
  6. How many times did this ad run?
  7. Traffic Generated by Ad
  8. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  9. Online upload of the radio spot, audio CD submitted to the HBA offices or URL link provided in entry.

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries may be any length, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Two video stills of your choice to be uploaded online for awards presentation usage (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community
  5. Marketing Time Frame
  6. Target Market
  7. How many times did this ad run?
  8. Traffic Generated by Ad
  9. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  10. DVD submitted to the HBA offices or URL link to Television or Video Ad provided in entry

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries may be any length, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Two video stills of your choice to be uploaded online for awards presentation usage (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community
  5. Marketing Time Frame
  6. Target Market
  7. How many times did this ad run?
  8. Traffic Generated by Ad
  9. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  10. DVD submitted to the HBA offices or URL link to Television or Video Ad provided in entry

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries may be any length, and will be judged on effectiveness of meeting the communication objective, production technique, creativity and audience impact.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Two video stills of your choice to be uploaded online for awards presentation usage (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community
  5. Marketing Time Frame
  6. Target Market
  7. How many times did this ad run?
  8. Traffic Generated by Ad
  9. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  10. DVD submitted to the HBA offices or URL link to Television or Video Ad provided in entry

Volume Builder members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Custom Builders, Associates and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on functionality of technology in use, ease of navigation, visual design, mobile responsiveness, content (e.g. the content must be presented in an appealing and engaging way), interactivity (e.g. a site that allows the user to do something), originality, professionalism, effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and the overall experience (e.g. does the user stay in the site, return to the site).

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital image of your home page and secondary page of choice to be uploaded online for awards presentation usage. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Website will be judged online. Please submit website URL where the website can be found. Please enter http:// at the start of your web address.
  5. Login or Additional Website Information (if needed)
  6. Community
  7. Target Market
  8. Traffic Generated by Website
  9. Total Leads Generated
  10. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $) - Include total cost to create the website initially + the cost of any upgrades done since then.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders, Associates and Developers are NOT eligible. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on functionality of technology in use, ease of navigation, visual design, mobile responsiveness, content (e.g. the content must be presented in an appealing and engaging way), interactivity (e.g. a site that allows the user to do something), originality, professionalism, effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and the overall experience (e.g. does the user stay in the site, return to the site).

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital image of your home page and secondary page of choice to be uploaded online for awards presentation usage. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Website will be judged online. Please submit website URL where the website can be found. Please enter http:// at the start of your web address.
  5. Login or Additional Website Information (if needed)
  6. Community
  7. Target Market
  8. Traffic Generated by Website
  9. Total Leads Generated
  10. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $) - Include total cost to create the website initially + the cost of any upgrades done since then.

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on functionality of technology in use, ease of navigation, visual design, mobile responsiveness, content (e.g. the content must be presented in an appealing and engaging way), interactivity (e.g. a site that allows the user to do something), originality, professionalism, effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and the overall experience (e.g. does the user stay in the site, return to the site).

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital image of your home page and secondary page of choice to be uploaded online for awards presentation usage. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Website will be judged online. Please submit website URL where the website can be found. Please enter http:// at the start of your web address.
  5. Login or Additional Website Information (if needed)
  6. Community
  7. Target Market
  8. Traffic Generated by Website
  9. Total Leads Generated
  10. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $) - Include total cost to create the website initially + the cost of any upgrades done since then.

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on functionality of technology in use, ease of navigation, visual design, mobile responsiveness, content (e.g. the content must be presented in an appealing and engaging way), interactivity (e.g. a site that allows the user to do something), originality, professionalism, effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market and the overall experience (e.g. does the user stay in the site, return to the site).

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital image of your home page and secondary page of choice to be uploaded online for awards presentation usage. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Website will be judged online. Please submit website URL where the website can be found. Please enter http:// at the start of your web address. 
  5. Login or Additional Website Information (if needed) 
  6. Community 
  7. Target Market 
  8. Traffic Generated by Website 
  9. Total Leads Generated 
  10. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $) - Include total cost to create the website initially + the cost of any upgrades done since then. 

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact, visual design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Ad will be judged online. Please submit the URL where the ad can be found. If not available online, please submit up to two digital images of the ad. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  4. Community - Please indicate the name of the Community (if applicable) and how long it has been in existence.
  5. Marketing Time Frame
  6. Target Market
  7. Traffic Generated by Ad
  8. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  9. Number of Impressions
  10. Click Rate
  11. Click to Lead
  12. Lead Conversion

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on creativity, content, innovation, impact, visual design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Ad will be judged online. Please submit the URL where the ad can be found. If not available online, please submit up to two digital images of the ad. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  4. Community - Please indicate the name of the Community (if applicable) and how long it has been in existence.
  5. Marketing Time Frame
  6. Target Market
  7. Traffic Generated by Ad
  8. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  9. Number of Impressions
  10. Click Rate
  11. Click to Lead
  12. Lead Conversion

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate of target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Community
  4. Marketing Time Frame
  5. Target Market
  6. Traffic Generated by Email
  7. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  8. Number Emailed
  9. Open Rate
  10. Response Rate
  11. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of email message in either .jpeg or PDF format. (.jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery)

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate of target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Community
  4. Marketing Time Frame
  5. Target Market
  6. Traffic Generated by Email
  7. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  8. Number Emailed
  9. Open Rate
  10. Response Rate
  11. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of email message in either .jpeg or PDF format. (.jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery)

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on content, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate of target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Community
  4. Marketing Time Frame
  5. Target Market
  6. Traffic Generated by Email
  7. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  8. Number Emailed
  9. Open Rate
  10. Response Rate
  11. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of email message in either .jpeg or PDF format. (.jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery)

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries for this category should be for an ongoing campaign to promote the brand overall. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Marketing Time Frame
  4. Target Market
  5. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  6. Click-Through Rate (CTR)
  7. Number of Interactions
  8. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of campaign in either .jpeg or pdf format upload. (If campaign was executed across multiple social media platforms, please submit screenshots from each platform.) .jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery.

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries for this category should be for an ongoing campaign to promote the brand overall. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Marketing Time Frame
  4. Target Market
  5. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  6. Click-Through Rate (CTR)
  7. Number of Interactions
  8. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of campaign in either .jpeg or pdf format upload. (If campaign was executed across multiple social media platforms, please submit screenshots from each platform.) .jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery.

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries for this category should be for an ongoing campaign to promote the brand overall. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Marketing Time Frame
  4. Target Market
  5. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  6. Click-Through Rate (CTR)
  7. Number of Interactions
  8. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of campaign in either .jpeg or pdf format upload. (If campaign was executed across multiple social media platforms, please submit screenshots from each platform.) .jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery.

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries for this category should be a limited time promotion campaign. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Marketing Time Frame
  4. Target Market
  5. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  6. Click-Through Rate (CTR)
  7. Number of Interactions
  8. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of campaign in either .jpeg or pdf format upload. (If campaign was executed across multiple social media platforms, please submit screenshots from each platform.) .jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery.

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries for this category should be a limited time promotion campaign. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Marketing Time Frame
  4. Target Market
  5. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  6. Click-Through Rate (CTR)
  7. Number of Interactions
  8. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of campaign in either .jpeg or pdf format upload. (If campaign was executed across multiple social media platforms, please submit screenshots from each platform.) .jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery.

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries for this category should be a limited time promotion campaign. Entries will be judged on content, overall message, best use of the medium, visual design, use of graphics, purpose of campaign, response rate and level of interaction by target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  2. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic promotional statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  3. Marketing Time Frame
  4. Target Market
  5. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  6. Click-Through Rate (CTR)
  7. Number of Interactions
  8. Campaign is best judged in electronic format. Online submission of campaign in either .jpeg or pdf format upload. (If campaign was executed across multiple social media platforms, please submit screenshots from each platform.) .jpegs can be uploaded via the Image Gallery.

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on strategy, creativity, readability, impact and execution.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital image of the billboard submitted online (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community
  5. City
  6. Marketing Time Frame
  7. Target Market
  8. Traffic Generated by Ad
  9. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on strategy, creativity, readability, impact and execution.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital image of the billboard submitted online (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community 
  5. City 
  6. Marketing Time Frame 
  7. Target Market 
  8. Traffic Generated by Ad 
  9. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on points of purchase, merchandising, impact, overall design execution, use of graphics, displays and effectiveness in achieving overall objective.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Six digital images submitted online (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
    1. Approach view
    2. Exterior On-site signage
    3. Sales office interior
    4. Product display (if applicable)
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame
  8. Target Market
  9. Total Cost in $Dollars (Construction & Merchandising)
  10. Floor Plan (PDF Upload) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on points of purchase, merchandising, impact, overall design execution, use of graphics, displays and effectiveness in achieving overall objective.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Six digital images submitted online (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
    1. Approach view
    2. Exterior On-site signage
    3. Sales office interior
    4. Product display (if applicable)
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame
  8. Target Market
  9. Total Cost (Construction & Merchandising) (in dollars $)
  10. Floor Plan (PDF Upload) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on points of purchase, merchandising, impact, overall design execution, use of graphics, displays and effectiveness in achieving overall objective.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Six digital images submitted online (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
    1. Approach view
    2. Exterior On-site signage
    3. Sales office interior
    4. Product display (if applicable)
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. City
  5. Marketing Time Frame
  6. Target Market
  7. Total Cost (Construction & Merchandising) (in dollars $)
  8. Floor Plan (PDF Upload) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries should be public relations promotions (i.e. grand openings, traffic builder promotion, Consumer/Realtor incentive programs, Builder Promotions, etc.) Consumer entries may be single-entry or campaigns and must have been exposed in at least one public medium other than or in addition to direct mail. Entries will be judged on effective communication, originality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet standard marketing objectives.

Materials for Submission:

  1. May include all of the following image uploads, for a total of 6 images: Print Advertising, billboards etc. (other than or in addition to direct mail) (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. Marketing Time Frame
  7. Target Market
  8. Traffic Generated by Ad
  9. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  10. Radio Promotion audio file upload (.mp3) if applicable
  11. DVD submitted to the HBA office of TV ad spot or URL link provided in entry if applicable

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries should be public relations promotions (i.e. grand openings, traffic builder promotion, Consumer/Realtor incentive programs, Builder Promotions, etc.) Consumer entries may be single-entry or campaigns and must have been exposed in at least one public medium other than or in addition to direct mail. Entries will be judged on effective communication, originality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet standard marketing objectives.

To qualify for Non-Master Planned Community of the Year, the entrant must enter at least one entry in each of the following community categories:

  1. Best Design for a Community
  2. Best Unique Feature for a Community
  3. Best Special Sales Promotion for a Developer

Materials for Submission:

  1. May include all of the following image uploads, for a total of 6 images: Print Advertising, billboards etc. (other than or in addition to direct mail) (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. How old (in years and/or months) is the community?
  7. Marketing Time Frame
  8. Target Market
  9. Traffic Generated by Ad
  10. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  11. Radio Promotion audio file upload (.mp3) if applicable
  12. DVD submitted to the HBA office of TV ad spot or URL link provided in entry if applicable

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries should be public relations promotions (i.e. grand openings, traffic builder promotion, Consumer/Realtor incentive programs, Builder Promotions, etc.) Consumer entries may be single-entry or campaigns and must have been exposed in at least one public medium other than or in addition to direct mail. Entries will be judged on effective communication, originality, cost effectiveness and ability to meet standard marketing objectives.

Materials for Submission:

  1. May include all of the following image uploads, for a total of 6 images: Print Advertising, billboards etc. (other than or in addition to direct mail) (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Marketing Time Frame
  6. Target Market
  7. Traffic Generated by Ad
  8. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  9. Radio Promotion audio file upload (.mp3) if applicable
  10. DVD submitted to the HBA office of TV ad spot or URL link provided in entry if applicable

Builders, Developers, Remodelers, or Associates who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on graphics, concept, overall design, readability and execution.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Six to eight images that illustrate the logo design must be submitted online for awards presentation usage. Images saved in .jpeg format. (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Project Statement*  Describe the logo concept, challenges overcome, why style decisions were made along with any other information relevant to the project  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Consolidated Project Statement* — a consolidated version of the project statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community
  5. Target Market
  6. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $) - Include total cost to create the logo initially + the cost of any upgrades done since then.

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on theme, objective and how the objective was met, promotion (including print, online, email and broadcast), cohesiveness of theme onsite and promotion and overall response from the target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. 6 to 8 Images that represent entry (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Name of Event
  5. Purpose of Event
  6. Target Audience
  7. Total Budget
  8. Location of Event
  9. Number of Attendees
  10. Explain any prizes or giveaways provided at event
  11. Explain any event activities for attendees

Developers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on theme, objective and how the objective was met, promotion (including print, online, email and broadcast), cohesiveness of theme onsite and promotion and overall response from the target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. 6 to 8 Images that represent entry (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Name of Event
  5. Purpose of Event
  6. Target Audience
  7. Total Budget
  8. Location of Event
  9. Number of Attendees
  10. Explain any prizes or giveaways provided at event
  11. Explain any event activities for attendees

Associates who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on theme, objective and how the objective was met, promotion (including print, online, email and broadcast), cohesiveness of theme onsite and promotion and overall response from the target audience.

Materials for Submission:

  1. 6 to 8 Images that represent entry (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Name of Event
  5. Purpose of Event
  6. Target Audience
  7. Total Budget
  8. Location of Event
  9. Number of Attendees
  10. Explain any prizes or giveaways provided at event
  11. Explain any event activities for attendees

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on copy and concept, overall design and execution of creative strategy, continuity of the theme across media, overall effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market, and qualified traffic and/or response the campaign generated. Entries must include a minimum of 2 mediums and may include any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television or radio spots, billboards, interactive, etc.

Note: A campaign shall be designated as any group of two or more distinctive but related advertisements for the same project, company or master planned community, which aired or ran in conjunction with each other over a given period of time as part of a coordinated media schedule.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Up to six digital photos submitted online of ad campaign pieces (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. If a corporate or umbrella campaign, how many were included?
  5. Theme of Campaign
  6. Community
  7. City
  8. Marketing Time Frame
  9. Describe the Target Audience
  10. Traffic Generated by Entry
  11. Annual Promotional Marketing Budget (in dollars $)
  12. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  13. Number of Related Advertisements Developed
  14. Type of Campaign - If multi-media, please indicate all media used and the approximate percentage of the campaign budget devoted to each
    1. Newspaper
    2. Magazine
    3. Radio
      • Radio Ad Upload (.mp3)
    4. Television
      • Video Link (URL)
      • Additional Option Video Link (URL)
      • DVD to HBA Office
    5. Outdoor
    6. Direct Mail
    7. Company Website
    8. Other Internet
    9. Email Message Campaign
    10. Online Banner Campaign
    11. Other
  15. When did the campaign begin?
  16. How long did the campaign run?
  17. Total Campaign Media Costs
  18. Total Traffic Units
  19. Online Traffic Per Week
  20. Offsite Traffic Per Week
  21. Total Gross Sales (units) During Campaign
  22. Unit Sales Per Week
  23. Total Sales Volume
  24. Total Overall Ad Budget During Entry Period
  25. Total Advertising Cost per Traffic Unit
  26. Total Advertising Cost as a Percentage of Sales

Developers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders are eligible only if builder is responsible for developing of the community.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on copy and concept, overall design and execution of creative strategy, continuity of the theme across media, overall effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market, and qualified traffic and/or response the campaign generated. Entries must include a minimum of 2 mediums and may include any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television or radio spots, billboards, interactive, etc.

Note: A campaign shall be designated as any group of two or more distinctive but related advertisements for the same project, company or master planned community, which aired or ran in conjunction with each other over a given period of time as part of a coordinated media schedule.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Up to six digital photos submitted online of ad campaign pieces (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. If a corporate or umbrella campaign, how many were included?
  5. Theme of Campaign
  6. Community
  7. City
  8. Marketing Time Frame
  9. Describe the Target Audience
  10. Traffic Generated by Entry
  11. Annual Promotional Marketing Budget (in dollars $)
  12. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  13. Number of Related Advertisements Developed
  14. Type of Campaign - If multi-media, please indicate all media used and the approximate percentage of the campaign budget devoted to each
    1. Newspaper
    2. Magazine
    3. Radio
      • Radio Ad Upload (.mp3)
    4. Television
      • Video Link (URL)
      • Additional Option Video Link (URL)
      • DVD to HBA Office
    5. Outdoor
    6. Direct Mail
    7. Company Website
    8. Other Internet
    9. Email Message Campaign
    10. Online Banner Campaign
    11. Other
  15. When did the campaign begin?
  16. How long did the campaign run?
  17. Total Campaign Media Costs
  18. Total Traffic Units
  19. Online Traffic Per Week
  20. Offsite Traffic Per Week
  21. Total Gross Sales (units) During Campaign
  22. Unit Sales Per Week
  23. Total Sales Volume
  24. Total Overall Ad Budget During Entry Period
  25. Total Advertising Cost per Traffic Unit
  26. Total Advertising Cost as a Percentage of Sales

Associate members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on copy and concept, overall design and execution of creative strategy, continuity of the theme across media, overall effectiveness as it relates to the specific target market, and qualified traffic and/or response the campaign generated. Entries must include a minimum of 2 mediums and may include any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television or radio spots, billboards, interactive, etc.

Note: A campaign shall be designated as any group of two or more distinctive but related advertisements for the same project, company or master planned community, which aired or ran in conjunction with each other over a given period of time as part of a coordinated media schedule.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Up to six digital photos submitted online of ad campaign pieces (To be uploaded in the Image Gallery)
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. If a corporate or umbrella campaign, how many were included?
  5. Theme of Campaign
  6. Community
  7. City
  8. Marketing Time Frame
  9. Describe the Target Audience
  10. Traffic Generated by Entry
  11. Annual Promotional Marketing Budget (in dollars $)
  12. Total Cost of Production (in dollars $)
  13. Number of Related Advertisements Developed
  14. Type of Campaign - If multi-media, please indicate all media used and the approximate percentage of the campaign budget devoted to each
    1. Newspaper
    2. Magazine
    3. Radio
      • Radio Ad Upload (.mp3)
    4. Television
      • Video Link (URL)
      • Additional Option Video Link (URL)
      • DVD to HBA Office
    5. Outdoor
    6. Direct Mail
    7. Company Website
    8. Other Internet
    9. Email Message Campaign
    10. Online Banner Campaign
    11. Other
  15. When did the campaign begin?
  16. How long did the campaign run?
  17. Total Campaign Media Costs
  18. Total Traffic Units
  19. Online Traffic Per Week
  20. Offsite Traffic Per Week
  21. Total Gross Sales (units) During Campaign
  22. Unit Sales Per Week
  23. Total Sales Volume
  24. Total Overall Ad Budget During Entry Period
  25. Total Advertising Cost per Traffic Unit
  26. Total Advertising Cost as a Percentage of Sales

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Specialty Product - Any niche product designed specifically for a market (examples include infill product, cottages, garden homes, multi-family homes, etc.)

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Volume Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for this category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Volume Builders are eligible for this category.

Customized - Any product designed specifically for a customer

Lot price included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address 
  5. Community 
  6. City 
  7. Construction/Marketing Time Frame (Projects must be completed or marketed in 2017)
  8. Target Market 
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned 
  10. Sales Price of the Home 
  11. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market 
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot 
  13. Number of Total Units Closed in 2017 
  14. Floor Plan PDF Uploads (up to 3 total) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders are defined as those who build more than 50 homes per year. Only Custom Builders are eligible for this category.

Lot price NOT included.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following submitted online:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. % represented by Your Company’s Sales in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. Floor Plan PDF Upload (up to 3) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on green building techniques, including lot preparation and design, resource efficiency (home design, framing techniques, material selection, waste management), energy efficiency (building envelope, mechanical systems, appliance, lighting), water efficiency/conservations, occupancy comfort and indoor environmental quality, plus operation and maintenance education for the homeowner. Judging will be based on information provided on green techniques used in the home along with photos depicting the overall design and incorporation of green products. House plans and orientation of home on site will also be used. EnergyStar, NAHB or C.O.A. Certified Green.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Specs only - Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  9. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  10. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  11. Sales Price of the Home
  12. Percentage of Sales this plan represents in the Austin Market
  13. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  14. How does the building's design address climatic/site condition? (In regards to lot design, preparation and development)
  15. Discuss sustainable products used & waste management technique. (In regards to resource efficiency)
  16. Provide information on: insulation/wall system and sealing (In regards to resource efficiency)
  17. Describe water conservation techniques used indoors and out. (In regards to water efficiency)
  18. Describe steps taken to improve indoor air quality. (In regards to indoor environment)
  19. Describe how you educated the new homeowners about the home. (In regards to operation and maintenance)
  20. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.
  21. PDF online upload of Green Certificate - Please remove all company identifying information before uploading.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to design detail, scale, balance, function, style, value and sales results. New product only – no remodels, no conversions, no part of the original house still part of the entry. The infill area must be City of Austin addresses within these borders:
South to William Cannon
West to, and including, Tarrytown
North to, and including, Crestview (roughly Anderson Lane)
East to the Airport/Hwy. 71 corridor

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images of the following, submitted online:
    1. Exterior elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. Up to four (4) views of choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community Name and Age
  6. City
  7. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible. Please note: Entries submitted in this category can not be entered into Best Custom Product Design for a Custom Builder.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame
  8. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  9. Target Market
  10. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  11. Sales Price of the Home
  12. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market
  13. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  14. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. View of Choice
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  6. Total Construction Cost of Kitchen
  7. Buyer Profile
  8. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. View of Choice
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  6. Total Construction Cost of Kitchen
  7. Buyer Profile
  8. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. View of Choice
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  6. Total Construction Cost of Master Bath
  7. Buyer Profile
  8. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. View of Choice
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  6. Total Construction Cost of Master Bath
  7. Buyer Profile
  8. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. View of Choice
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  6. Total Construction Cost of Specialty Room
  7. Buyer Profile
  8. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. View of Choice
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  6. Total Construction Cost of Outdoor Living Area
  7. Buyer Profile
  8. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Only builders without furnished models for viewing by the general public are eligible for this award. A previously built home being used as a model can be submitted as long as the plan is currently being built and available for sale.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. View of Choice
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  6. Total Construction Cost of Outdoor Living Area
  7. Buyer Profile
  8. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume Builders and Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value. Has a feature or design that is rare or can not be duplicated.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  9. Buyer Profile
  10. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  11. Sales Price of the Home
  12. % of Your Company’s Sales this plan represents in Austin Market
  13. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  14. PDF online upload of floor plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Both Volume and Custom Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Associate Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin may also enter projects done for builder clients.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on use of color, texture, interior space, furniture, accessories, window and wall treatments, and appeal to the product's specific target market in most cost effective manner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Living Room Area
    2. Dining Area
    3. Master Bedroom
    4. Kitchen
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  9. Sales Price of Home
  10. Merchandising Cost Per Square Footage
  11. Was any of the merchandising recycled from another model?
    1. If so what percent?
  12. PDF online upload of furniture layout or space plans (up to 2 allowed) - Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders and Remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged using photos depicting overall design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation and creativity, attention to detail, function and style.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded of the following:
    1. Before Photo
    2. Before Photo
    3. Before Photo
    4. After Photo
    5. After Photo
    6. After Photo
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. City
  6. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  7. How much existing square footage was renovated/remodeled?
  8. How much new square footage was added?
  9. Six exceptional features of this project
  10. Total Square Footage of Final Residential Structure
  11. Contract Price ($)
  12. PDF upload of the following floor plans*:
    1. Before Remodel
    2. After Remodel
      *Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders and Remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged using photos depicting overall design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation and creativity, attention to detail, function and style.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded of the following:
    1. Before Photo
    2. Before Photo
    3. Before Photo
    4. After Photo
    5. After Photo
    6. After Photo
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. City
  6. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  7. How much existing square footage was renovated/remodeled?
  8. How much new square footage was added?
  9. Six exceptional features of this project
  10. Total Square Footage of Final Residential Structure
  11. Contract Price ($)
  12. PDF upload of the following floor plans*:
    1. Before Remodel
    2. After Remodel
      *Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders and Remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged using photos depicting overall design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation and creativity, attention to detail, function and style.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded of the following:
    1. Before Photo
    2. Before Photo
    3. Before Photo
    4. After Photo
    5. After Photo
    6. After Photo
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. City
  6. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  7. How much existing square footage was renovated/remodeled?
  8. How much new square footage was added?
  9. Six exceptional features of this project
  10. Total Square Footage of Final Residential Structure
  11. Contract Price ($)
  12. PDF upload of the following floor plans*:
    1. Before Remodel
    2. After Remodel
      *Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders and Remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged using photos depicting overall design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation and creativity, attention to detail, function and style.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded of the following:
    1. Before Photo
    2. Before Photo
    3. Before Photo
    4. After Photo
    5. After Photo
    6. After Photo
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. City
  6. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  7. How much existing square footage was renovated/remodeled?
  8. How much new square footage was added?
  9. Six exceptional features of this project
  10. Total Square Footage of Final Residential Structure
  11. Contract Price ($)
  12. PDF upload of the following floor plans*:
    1. Before Remodel
    2. After Remodel
      *Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders and Remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged using photos depicting overall design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation and creativity, attention to detail, function and style.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded of the following:
    1. Before Photo
    2. Before Photo
    3. Before Photo
    4. After Photo
    5. After Photo
    6. After Photo
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. City
  6. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  7. How much existing square footage was renovated/remodeled?
  8. How much new square footage was added?
  9. Six exceptional features of this project
  10. Total Square Footage of Final Residential Structure
  11. Contract Price ($)
  12. PDF upload of the following floor plans*:
    1. Before Remodel
    2. After Remodel
      *Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders and Remodelers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged using photos depicting overall design, quality of construction, use of materials, cost/value relationship, innovation and creativity, attention to detail, function and style.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded of the following:
    1. Before Photo
    2. Before Photo
    3. Before Photo
    4. After Photo
    5. After Photo
    6. After Photo
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. City
  6. Construction Time Frame (Projects must be completed in 2017)
  7. How much existing square footage was renovated/remodeled?
  8. How much new square footage was added?
  9. Six exceptional features of this project
  10. Total Square Footage of Final Residential Structure
  11. Contract Price ($)
  12. PDF upload of the following floor plans*:
    1. Before Remodel
    2. After Remodel
      *Any floor plans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Developers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Only developers of master-planned communities are eligible for this category.

Judging Criteria:
Only communities available by December 31, 2017 are eligible. Entries will be judged on overall community design as it relates to the target market, amenities, entry and common area landscaping and signage. Builders are eligible only if they developed the community.

To qualify for Master Planned Community of the Year, the entrant must enter at least one entry in each of the following community categories:

  1. Best Lifestyle for a Master-Planned Community
  2. Best Design for a Community
  3. Best Unique Feature for a Community
  4. Best Clubhouse for a Community

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital photo upload of images depicting:
    1. Community Entry
    2. Recreation Area / Amenity Center
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community/Subdivision Name
  5. Community Address
  6. City
  7. How old (in years and/or months) is the community?
  8. How many (number) units are in the community?
  9. How many (number) acres are in the community
  10. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  11. Target Market of Community?
  12. Price Range of Homes
  13. List and Describe Community Amenities
  14. Describe the community’s recreation program(s) for residents
  15. List the schools situated within the community’s “limits"
  16. On-site Contact Name - Community categories are judged on-site. The person indicated will be notified of the date and 3-hour arrival time window.
  17. On-site Contact Phone Number
  18. On-site Contact Email
  19. PDF upload of up to 2 floorplans outlining community site plan (any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded)
  20. Community Brochure - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office
  21. Community Map - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office

Developers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Only communities available by December 31, 2017 are eligible. Entries will be judged on overall community design as it relates to the target market, amenities, entry and common area landscaping and signage. Builders are eligible only if they developed the community.

To qualify for Master Planned Community of the Year, the entrant must enter at least one entry in each of the following community categories:

  1. Best Lifestyle for a Master-Planned Community
  2. Best Design for a Community
  3. Best Unique Feature for a Community
  4. Best Clubhouse for a Community

To qualify for Non-Master Planned Community of the Year, the entrant must enter at least one entry in each of the following community categories:

  1. Best Design for a Community
  2. Best Unique Feature for a Community
  3. Best Special Sales Promotion for a Developer

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital photo upload of images depicting:
    1. Community Entry
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community/Subdivision Name
  5. Community Address
  6. City
  7. How old (in years and/or months) is the community?
  8. How many (number) units are in the community?
  9. How many (number) acres are in the community?
  10. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  11. Target Market of Community?
  12. Describe Landscaping and Signage
  13. Describe the community layout and describe how it serves the community and its residents
  14. On-site Contact Name - Community categories are judged on-site; the person indicated will be notified of the date and 3-hour arrival time window.
  15. On-site Contact Phone Number
  16. On-site Contact Email
  17. PDF upload of up to 2 floorplans outlining community site plan (any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded)
  18. Community Brochure - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office
  19. Community Map - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office

Developers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Only communities available by December 31, 2017 are eligible. Entries will be judged on overall community design as it relates to the target market, amenities, entry and common area landscaping and signage. Builders are eligible only if they developed the community.

To qualify for Master Planned Community of the Year, the entrant must enter at least one entry in each of the following community categories:

  1. Best Lifestyle for a Master-Planned Community
  2. Best Design for a Community
  3. Best Unique Feature for a Community
  4. Best Clubhouse for a Community

To qualify for Non-Master Planned Community of the Year, the entrant must enter at least one entry in each of the following community categories:

  1. Best Design for a Community
  2. Best Unique Feature for a Community
  3. Best Special Sales Promotion for a Developer

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital photo upload of images depicting:
    1. Unique Feature
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
    5. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community/Subdivision Name
  5. Community Address
  6. City
  7. How old (in years and/or months) is the community?
  8. How many (number) units are in the community?
  9. How many (number) acres are in the community?
  10. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  11. Target Market of Community?
  12. Describe the unique feature of this community
  13. On-site Contact Name - Community categories are judged on-site; the person indicated will be notified of the date and 3-hour arrival time window.
  14. On-site Contact Phone Number
  15. On-site Contact Email
  16. Community Brochure - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office
  17. Community Map - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office

Developers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Only communities available by December 31, 2017 are eligible. Entries will be judged on theme, function, display concept, creativity, and design used in the office. Builders are eligible only if they developed the community.

To qualify for Master Planned Community of the Year, the entrant must enter at least one entry in each of the following community categories:

  1. Best Lifestyle for a Master-Planned Community
  2. Best Design for a Community
  3. Best Unique Feature for a Community
  4. Best Clubhouse for a Community

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital photo upload of minimum of 6 and up to 8 images depicting:
    1. Community Clubhouse
    2. View of Choice
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
    5. View of Choice
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community/Subdivision Name
  5. Community Address
  6. City
  7. How old (in years and/or months) is the community?
  8. How many (number) units are in the community?
  9. How many (number) acres are in the community?
  10. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  11. Target Market of Community?
  12. Describe the clubhouse of this community
  13. On-site Contact Name - Community categories are judged on-site. The person indicated will be notified of the date and 3-hour arrival time window.
  14. On-site Contact Phone Number
  15. On-site Contact Email
  16. PDF upload of floorplan - (Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded)
  17. Community Brochure - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office
  18. Community Map - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office

Developers who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Only communities available by December 31, 2017 are eligible and the neighborhood/community must be less than two years old. Entries will be judged on overall community design as it relates to the target market, amenities, entry and common area landscaping and signage. Builders are eligible only if they developed the community.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital photo upload of images depicting:
    1. Community Entry
    2. Recreation Area (if applicable)
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Community/Subdivision Name
  5. Community Address
  6. City
  7. How old (in years and/or months) is the community?
  8. How many (number) units are in the community?
  9. How many (number) acres are in the community?
  10. What length of time was this entry marketed during 2017? (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  11. Target Market of Community?
  12. Discuss how community is marketed
  13. List Builders in Community
  14. Price Range of Homes
  15. Lot Costs
  16. Total Number of Lots
  17. Lot Sizes
  18. List Community Amenities
  19. Describe Landscaping and Signage
  20. Number of sales generated during time period
  21. On-site Contact Name - Community categories are judged on-site. The person indicated will be notified of the date and 3-hour arrival time window.
  22. On-site Contact Phone Number
  23. On-site Contact Email
  24. PDF upload of up to 2 floorplans outlining community site plan - (Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.)
  25. Community Brochure - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office
  26. Community Map - Deliver 5 Copies to HBA Office

Associate or Builder members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on the installation itself and adjacent deck area as to the quality of workmanship, soundness of design practicality and safety. Attention will be given to the surrounding landscape area with regard to how well it harmonizes with installation.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded depicting:
    1. Pool
    2. Area Landscaping
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  6. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  7. PDF Blue Print upload outlining poolscape's project plan and site plan. Full sets of blue prints will not be accepted. Any blue prints uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Developer members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on the installation itself and adjacent deck area as to the quality of workmanship, soundness of design practicality and safety. Attention will be given to the surrounding landscape area with regard to how well it harmonizes with installation.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital images uploaded depicting:
    1. Pool
    2. Area Landscaping
    3. View of Choice
    4. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  6. Target Market/Buyer Profile
  7. PDF Blue Print upload outlining poolscape's project plan and site plan. Full sets of blue prints will not be accepted. Any blue prints uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.

Builders who are members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin are eligible for the following category. Volume and Custom Builders may enter the following category. Developers are not eligible.

Lot Price Not Included

Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on overall design, attention to detail, scale, balance, function, style and value.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Images uploaded of the following:
    1. Exterior Elevation
    2. Living Room
    3. Dining Room
    4. Kitchen
    5. Master Bedroom
    6. View of Choice
    7. View of Choice
    8. View of Choice
    9. View of Choice
    10. View of Choice
  2. Marketing Statement* that explains the major marketing objectives of the entry and why you think it deserves an award. Identify the target market, unusual constraints or opportunities, and how the marketing objectives were met. No company names may be submitted. Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  3. Consolidated Marketing Statement* — a consolidated version of the marketing statement entered above - Max. 325 characters (approximately 50 words). This statement is for use at the MAX Awards and Gala and will be read in the event this entry is selected as winner. No company names may be submitted.
    *Marketing Statements should be unique to each entry and should not be generic brand statements. Each category should have a different marketing statement.
  4. Project Address
  5. Community
  6. City
  7. Marketing Time Frame (Between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)
  8. Buyer Profile
  9. Square Footage Air Conditioned
  10. Sales Price of the Home
  11. Percentage of Sales this plan represents in the Austin Market
  12. Construction Cost per Square Foot
  13. PDF upload of up to 2 floorplans - (Any floorplans uploaded with company identifying information or logo will be disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.)

Sales persons representing a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin and built homes in the Austin Market are eligible for the following category.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on professional approach to sales, selling techniques, sales volume, philosophies, ability to overcome market obstacles.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Upload of Headshot of Candidate (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments in 2017 - Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
    1. Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff."
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities) Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Number of Communities worked during that time period
  8. Location of Communities
  9. Average Weekly Traffic
  10. Date started in new home industry sales
  11. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  12. Number of Homes/$Volume Sold in Time Period/Average Price
  13. Number of Homes/$Volume Cancelled in Time Period/Average Price
  14. PDF List of all Homes Closed between Jan. 1- Dec. 31, 2017 (List should include builder, address, city, sales price)
  15. PDF upload of a letter from candidate's supervisor (one-page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidates effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.
  16. PDF upload of a signed sales affidavit with the following information included:
    Candidates Name and Title, Company Name, Nominated By, Total Closed Sales Volume ($) that is stated is true and accurate, Company President's Signature and Date. PDF download can be found HERE
  17. PDF upload of letter of recommendation from up to 3 buyers. Each letter must be signed by the buyer.
  18. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

Full time employee representing an associate who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on professional approach to sales, selling techniques, sales volume, philosophies, ability to overcome market obstacles.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Upload of Digital Color Headshot of Candidate (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Average Weekly Traffic
  8. Date started in new home industry sales
  9. Number of Products Sold in Time Period/Average Price
  10. PDF upload of a signed sales affidavit with the following information included: Candidates Name and Title, Company Name, Nominated By, Total Closed Sales Volume ($) that is stated is true and accurate, Company President's Signature and Date. PDF download can be found HERE.
  11. PDF of Personal Resume
  12. PDF upload of signed testimonial letter from a homebuyer who purchased a home using the candidate’s services during this entry period.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

Sales persons representing a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin and built homes in the Austin Market are eligible for the following category.

For sales person having 12 months or less experience in new homes sales and representing a builder who built more than 50 homes in the Austin Market.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on professional approach to sales, selling techniques, sales volume, philosophies, ability to overcome market obstacles.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Upload of Headshot of Candidate (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments in 2017 - Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
    1. Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff."
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities) Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Number of Communities worked during that time period
  8. Location of Communities
  9. Average Weekly Traffic
  10. Date started in new home industry sales
  11. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  12. Number of Homes/$Volume Sold in Time Period/Average Price
  13. Number of Homes/$Volume Cancelled in Time Period/Average Price
  14. PDF List of all Homes Closed between Jan. 1- Dec. 31, 2017 (List should include builder, address, city, sales price)
  15. PDF upload of a letter from candidate's supervisor (one-page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidates effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.
  16. PDF upload of a signed sales affidavit with the following information included:
    Candidates Name and Title, Company Name, Nominated By, Total Closed Sales Volume ($) that is stated is true and accurate, Company President's Signature and Date. PDF download can be found HERE
  17. PDF upload of letter of recommendation from up to 3 buyers. Each letter must be signed by the buyer.
  18. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

Full time employee representing a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidate will be judged on professional approach to sales, selling techniques, sales volume, philosophies, ability to overcome market.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Upload of Digital Color Headshot of Candidate (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.") Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities) Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Number of Communities worked during that time period
  8. Location of Communities
  9. Average Weekly Traffic
  10. Date started in new home industry sales
  11. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  12. Number of Homes/$Volume Sold in Time Period/Average Price
  13. Number of Homes/$Volume Cancelled in Time Period/Average Price
  14. PDF of Personal Resume
  15. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.
  16. PDF upload of a signed sales affidavit with the following information included: Candidates Name and Title, Company Name, Nominated By, Total Closed Sales Volume ($) that is stated is true and accurate, Company President's Signature and Date. PDF download can be found HERE.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

The Young Professional Award recognizes Associate and Builder Members under the age of 45 who have committed their time, efforts and careers to the home building industry. The award is designed to acknowledge the following:

  • Hard work and successes
  • Performance and dedication
  • Potential as leaders of the industry

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.") Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities) Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. PDF upload of Personal Resume
  8. Letter of Recommendation (PDF)

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time sales managers responsible for the maintenance and performance of a sales staff and administration of all sales management duties. Candidate who enters this category is not eligible for Marketing Professional of the Year. Candidate must represent a Builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on quality and innovativeness of sales training and motivational programs, success in overcoming obstacles, improving sales performance, achieving company sales goals and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff".) Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities) Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Number of Active Communities
  8. Marketing Cost per Traffic Unit
  9. Sales People in Time Period
  10. Overall Product Type
  11. Price Range
  12. Annual Traffic/Customer Count
  13. Conversion Ratio
  14. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  15. Number of Homes/$Volume Sold in Time Period/Average Price
  16. Number of Homes/$Volume Cancelled in Time Period/Average Price
  17. Total Marketing Budget
  18. PDF upload of Personal Resume
  19. PDF upload of a signed sales affidavit with the following information included: Candidates Name and Title, Company Name, Nominated By, Total Closed Sales Volume ($) that is stated is true and accurate, Company President's Signature and Date. PDF download can be found HERE.
  20. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time sales managers responsible for the maintenance and performance of a sales staff and administration of all sales management duties. Candidate who enters this category is not eligible for Marketing Professional of the Year. Candidate must represent an Associate who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on quality and innovativeness of sales training and motivational programs, success in overcoming obstacles, improving sales performance, achieving company sales goals and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff".) Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities) Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Number of Active Accounts
  8. Marketing Cost per Traffic Unit
  9. Sales People in Time Period
  10. Overall Product Type
  11. Price Range
  12. Annual Traffic/Customer Count
  13. Conversion Ratio
  14. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  15. Number of Homes/$Volume Sold in Time Period/Average Price
  16. Number of Homes/$Volume Cancelled in Time Period/Average Price
  17. Total Marketing Budget
  18. PDF upload of Personal Resume
  19. PDF upload of a signed sales affidavit with the following information included: Candidates Name and Title, Company Name, Nominated By, Total Closed Sales Volume ($) that is stated is true and accurate, Company President's Signature and Date. PDF download can be found HERE.
  20. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time marketing professional representing a builder in the Austin market and who made significant contributions to the marketing efforts of the builder during that time period. Candidate who enters this category may not enter Sales Manager of the Year and must represent a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach in developing marketing plans, productivity, solutions to marketing obstacles, achievement of marketing goals through product development, sales advertising, market research, public relations and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Number of Active Communities
  7. Overall Product Type
  8. Total Marketing Budget
  9. PDF upload of Personal Resume
  10. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness and performance and contribution to the company's growth.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee who made significant contributions to the marketing efforts of the employer. Candidate must represent an associate who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach in developing marketing plans, productivity, solutions to marketing obstacles, achievement of marketing goals through product development, sales advertising, market research, public relations and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Number of Active Accounts
  8. Overall Product Type
  9. Total Marketing Budget
  10. PDF upload of Personal Resume
  11. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness and performance and contribution to the company's growth.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee who made significant contributions to the marketing efforts of the employer. Candidate must represent a developer who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on professional and innovative approach in developing marketing plans, productivity, solutions to marketing obstacles, achievement of marketing goals through product development, sales advertising, market research, public relations and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Number of Active Communities
  7. Overall Product Type
  8. Total Marketing Budget
  9. PDF upload of Personal Resume
  10. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate’s effectiveness and performance and contribution to the company's growth.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee of a Developer responsible for day-to-day management, technical direction, supervision, and coordination of construction activities while representing the company’s interest in all assigned projects. Candidate must represent a developer who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on history of construction experience, system for supervising and maintaining contractors and professional services, budget management, overall philosophy of residential development and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments in 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing "fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your construction services)
  5. Title
  6. Name of Supervisor
  7. PDF upload of signed letter from candidate's supervisor stating an assessment of candidate's effectiveness in quality of construction, budgetary control, customer relations and contribution to company's growth.
  8. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee of a builder responsible for maintenance and performance of a construction staff and administration of all construction management duties - representing a builder who built more than 50 homes in the Austin Market. Candidate must represent a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on history of construction experience, system for supervising and maintaining trades, customer relations before and after sale, overall philosophy of home building and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your construction services.)
  5. List of all homes closed between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017
  6. Title
  7. Name of Supervisor
  8. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  9. PDF upload of signed letter from candidate's supervisor stating an assessment of candidate's effectiveness in quality of construction, budgetary control, customer relations and contribution to company's growth.
  10. PDF upload of signed testimonial letter from a homebuyer who purchased a home during this entry period.
  11. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee of a builder responsible for maintenance and performance of a construction staff and administration of all construction management duties - representing a builder who built less than 50 homes in the Austin Market. Candidate must represent a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on history of construction experience, system for supervising and maintaining trades, customer relations before and after sale, overall philosophy of home building and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your construction services.)
  5. List of all homes closed between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017
  6. Title
  7. Name of Supervisor
  8. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  9. PDF upload of signed letter from candidate's supervisor stating an assessment of candidate's effectiveness in quality of construction, budgetary control, customer relations and contribution to company's growth.
  10. PDF upload of signed testimonial letter from a homebuyer who purchased a home during this entry period.
  11. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee of a builder responsible for the day-to-day management of sub-contractors and vendors involved in the construction process - representing a builder in the Austin Market. Candidate must represent a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on history of construction experience, system for supervising and maintaining trades, customer relations before and after sale, overall philosophy of home building and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your construction services.)
  5. List of all homes closed between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017
  6. Title
  7. Name of Supervisor
  8. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  9. PDF upload of signed letter from candidate's supervisor stating an assessment of candidate's effectiveness in quality of construction, budgetary control, customer relations and contribution to company's growth.
  10. PDF upload of signed testimonial letter from a homebuyer who purchased a home during this entry period.
  11. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee of a builder responsible for performing and/or scheduling all warranty service work - representing a builder who built more than 50 homes in the Austin Market. Candidate must represent a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on history of construction experience, system for supervising and maintaining trades, customer relations before and after sale, overall philosophy of home building and industry and community involvement. Please note: Entrant must be the one receiving and handling warranty calls from homeowner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments in 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your warranty services.)
  5. Title
  6. Name of Supervisor
  7. Number of Warranty Problems
    • What % of closings does above represent? (Please enter the percentage of the number of warranty problems out of the number of homes closed.)
  8. Number Resolved
  9. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  10. List of all homes closed between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 (PDF)
  11. PDF upload of signed letter from candidate's supervisor stating an assessment of candidate's effectiveness in budgetary control, customer relations and contribution to company's growth.
  12. PDF upload of signed testimonial letter from a homebuyer who purchased a home during this entry period.
  13. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For full-time employee of a builder responsible for performing and/or scheduling all warranty service work - representing a builder who built less than 50 homes in the Austin Market. Candidate must represent a builder who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on history of construction experience, system for supervising and maintaining trades, customer relations before and after sale, overall philosophy of home building and industry and community involvement. Please note: Entrant must be the one receiving and handling warranty calls from homeowner.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Photo Upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments in 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your warranty services.)
  5. Title
  6. Name of Supervisor
  7. Number of Warranty Problems
    • What % of closings does above represent? (Please enter the percentage of the number of warranty problems out of the number of homes closed.)
  8. Number Resolved
  9. Number of Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period/Average Price
  10. List of all homes closed between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 (PDF)
  11. PDF upload of signed letter from candidate's supervisor stating an assessment of candidate's effectiveness in budgetary control, customer relations and contribution to company's growth.
  12. PDF upload of signed testimonial letter from a homebuyer who purchased a home during this entry period.
  13. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For a full-time employee representing a company pertaining to single family new home sales transactions in the Austin Market. Candidate must represent a firm who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on how well they accomplish the goals and responsibilities as identified by their job description, customer sales and/or follow-up, philosophies and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Image upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your mortgage/title services.)
  5. Title
  6. Name of Supervisor
  7. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate's effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.
  8. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For a full-time employee representing a company pertaining to single family new home sales transactions in the Austin Market. Candidate must represent a firm who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on how well they accomplish the goals and responsibilities as identified by their job description, customer sales and/or follow-up, philosophies and industry and community involvement.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Image upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Company Name (Please enter company name if you're using a third party company for your mortgage/title services.)
  5. Title
  6. Name of Supervisor
  7. PDF upload of letter from candidate's supervisor (one page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidate's effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.
  8. PDF upload of Personal Resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

For a Realtor or Team employed by a licensed Real Estate Broker or broker whose primary function is the listing and selling of new and resale homes and worked in the Austin market between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Candidate cannot be an on-site sales agent for a builder or developer. Candidate has to be a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on selling techniques, philosophies, industry and community involvement and results.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Image upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
  4. Title
  5. Name of Supervisor
  6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
  7. Number of New Homes/$Volume Closed in Time Period
  8. Number of New Homes/$Volume Sold in Time Period
  9. Number of New Homes/$Volume Cancelled in Time Period
  10. PDF upload of a signed sales affidavit with the following information included: Candidates Name and Title, Company Name, Nominated By, Total Closed Sales Volume ($) that is stated is true and accurate, Company President's Signature and Date. PDF download can be found HERE.
  11. PDF upload of letter from candidate's broker or HBA builder member who is nominating them (one-page maximum) stating his/her assessment of candidates effectiveness in customer satisfaction, customer follow-up and contribution to the company's growth.
  12. PDF upload of signed testimonial letter from a homebuyer who purchased a home using the candidate’s services during this entry period.
  13. PDF upload of personal resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

Design Center Consultant of the Year – for full-time Design Center Consultant representing a builder that built more than 50 homes in the Austin market.

Materials for Submission:

    1. Candidate’s headshot, submitted online (upload in Image Gallery)
    2. List Your Key Accomplishments In 2017 (Include bullet points of # of homes sold, dollar volume of homes sold, community challenges that were overcome, cycle time improvements for home construction, improvements to customer satisfaction survey results, etc. Refrain from providing “fluff.")  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
    3. Tell Us About Your Community Involvement (Such as associations, charities, and other volunteer opportunities)  Max. 700 characters (approximately 100 words)
    4. Title
    5. Name of Supervisor
    6. Type of Business Submitting Entry
    7. Number of Active Communities
    8. Sales people in time period
    9. Overall Product Type
    10. Price Range
    11. Annual Traffic/Customer Count
    12. load of a signed sales affidavit, submitted online, with the following information included: Candidate’s name and title, Company name, Name of person nominating candidate, Total sales volume ($) that is true and accurate, Company President’s signature and date. 
PDF can be downloaded HERE.
  1. PDF upload of signed letter from candidate's supervisor stating an assessment of candidate's effectiveness in quality of construction, budgetary control, customer relations and contribution to company's growth.
  2. PDF upload of personal resume

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

Intended to recognize those amazing team members who are curating the activities of the communities in the Austin market and recognize the professional responsible for programming annual lifestyle events for a new community. Candidate must represent a developer who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Judging Criteria:
Candidates will be judged on how they interact with homeowners, their professional and innovative approach in developing community events, the number of events curated, achievement of marketing goals through events, and why they are awesome.

Materials for Submission:

  1. Digital Image upload of Color Headshot (upload in Image Gallery)
  2. Statement (Please provide a statement that includes information on your responsibilities, events/programs planned (may include your calendar), your role as community liaison, any accomplishments, innovations or items of merit you wish the judges to be made aware.)  Max. 1400 characters (approximately 200 words)
  3. Number of Events
  4. Please describe how the candidate interacts with homeowners.

*Note: You will be interviewed in person by the judge(s) as part of the entry process. Interviews will take place the week of February 19, 2018. You will be contacted by HBA Staff or a MAX Awards Committee member to schedule your 15-minute interview. Please be sure to provide your best contact number and email address when prompted.

 

 

Celebrate with the Stars of the Greater Austin Home Building Industry. MAX Award winners will be announced at the
2018 MAX Awards Masquerade Gala
April 7, 2018
J.W. Marriott Austin
Lone Star Ballroom, 3rd Floor
6:00 p.m. Doors Open
7:00 p.m. Dinner/Program
After-Party on rooftop “Congress Avenue Terrace” immediately following program.

 

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 2018 MAX Awards Tips for Success Webinar
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FREE
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Location

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Austin, TX  78701

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