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Georgie Awards 2002 - Invitation

The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA-BC)is pleased to invite all individuals and companies involved in the residential building industry to participate in the 11th annual Georgie Awards of Excellence competition.

This year we celebrate the PRIDE - PRECISION & PURPOSE of the outstanding professionals in BC's Housing Industry. Entries will include individual homes and projects that were built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed between July 1, 2001 and August 31, 2002.

Use the menu button bar on the left to navigate to view details on the 2002 Georgie Awards entry categories, judging, and on-line entry forms.

Profiled 2001 Winners:


2002 Georgie Awards - CHBA BC Member Only Contest!

For the very first time, the Georgie Awards will be a CHBA BC Member Only Contest! Georgie Awards 2002 Builder/Developer/Renovator Entrants must be members in good standing of their local Canadian Home Builders' Association. Builder/Developer/Building Envelope Specialist entrants must be registered with HPO (Homeowner Protection Office), as a licensed builder in British Columbia and the builder must be approved by a Home Warranty Insurance provider. Contact CHBA-BC 604-432-7112 or visit the web site for more information about joining the association.

You Can Win

Small volume, large volume, custom homes or renovations ... suppliers & sub-trades --- there are classifications for everyone.

Not a Member of CHBA BC? Find out more about the association and why It Pays to Be a Member of your local home builders' organization. Visit the web site or speak to someone in the CHBA-BC office (604-432-7112).

Events and Deadlines

You will have until September 16 to make your submission but don't be left out when the deadline looms near. Get your act together early. If you have any questions, we have a special Georgie Awards Hotline number 604-434-9013 and our Special Events Manager, Gail Ferrier, will be able to walk you through the process.

The Georgie Awards are an exceptional opportunity to let everyone know just how good you are at what you do.

Marketing and Media Support

This year the Georgie Awards is focusing on a comprehensive media & marketing campaign planned around promoting the PRIDE - PRECISION & PURPOSE pursuit of excellence that is represented by this awards program. There will be newspaper, magazine, radio, television and Internet features built around the Georgie Awards this year.

It's not just the same old thing — we are committed to announcing the names of all contestants plus featuring the Georgie Awards Finalists and an especially big celebration for the Gold Statue winners.


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Eligible Entries

Projects and products built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed for the period of July 1, 2001 - August 31, 2002 are eligible for the 2002 Georgie Awards. A building permit must be in place for any pre-sale marketing.

For Categories 1 through 11 the project must be substantially completed. All entries must comply with the Homeowner Protection Act. Entries must have been built by a Licensed Residential Builder and offered third party home warranty insurance as required by the Homeowner Protection Act, where applicable.

Any entry winning in a specific category from a previous year is not eligible to be entered in the same category for this year's competition. However, a new phase could be entered from the same winning project in the same category as last year, providing it is substantially different. Example: If an entry won the "Best Low-rise" last year, Phase II of the same development could enter "Best Low-rise" again this year.

2002 Georgie Awards Entry Fees

Category Fee Per Entry

Cat # 1-39


plus GST 7%



Cat # 40-45


plus GST 7%



If more than one entry is submitted, one cheque including all entry fees is sufficient. Please make your cheque payable to: The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia.


Entry Preparation

All entry materials must be anonymous (i.e. use standard forms only). Inclusion of company names and addresses anywhere in or on the entry materials other than the entry and project forms is forbidden, and will result in elimination from the competition. All Call for Entries forms are available for download from the Entry Forms On-Line section.

Note the special requirements listed below.

  1. Entry Form
    • All forms must be TYPED;
    • Please complete form carefully and ensure it is legible;
    • On the Entry Form please specify which companies are to receive recognition. A maximum of 2 companies, per entry, will be recognized, unless otherwise stated in the criteria;
    • Information will be printed exactly as submitted for press releases; certificates and trophies. Please take some time to be specific and accurate with full company names, etc.;
    • Changes cannot be made after the entry has been submitted;
    • The builder license number must be clearly identified on the entry form. The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) will verify license Number;
    • Please photocopy Entry Forms and Project Statements if additional copies are needed
  2. Project Description/Marketing Statement Form
    • The Marketing Statement/Project Description should describe the project, specifically state how it meets the category criteria, and not exceed the number of words specified in the requirements;
    • Please keep in mind that the Project Statement will be read while the judges are viewing the slides;
    • Bullet form is acceptable and recommended.
  3. Building Envelope Disclosure
    • A completed disclosure statement must accompany all entries into categories 6-11;
    • In no more that 150 words, the builder must explain what steps have been implemented to prevent moisture penetration problems.
  4. Slides
    • All slides must be horizontal format, submitted in DUPLICATE, using 35 mm film;
    • Submit slides in clear plastic slide sheets only;
    • Slides must be labeled with the category number and project name on the front of the slide holder, (which is the side you project from and not the side facing the screen);
    • Slides should be numbered to correspond with the marketing statement;
    • No Multiple Image Slides will be accepted;
    • No vertical slides will be accepted. If your image is vertical, have the slide converted to a horizontal by reducing the image without cropping and have a small black border on each side of the subject (see sketch);
    • Tip: To save time and money, instead of having each image made in triplicate at the lab, have your photographer take three pictures of the same thing at the same time.
  5. Plans: Floor, Site, Landscape, etc.
    • All plans must be submitted on 8 ½" by 11" paper ONLY;
    • - Six (6) collated and stapled sets.
  6. Photos
    • Each entry must supply one glossy (not matte) photo image;
    • Renovations must supply two glossy (not matte) photo images, a before and after image;
    • All photos must be in horizontal format 10" wide by 8" high.
  7. Videos
    • All videos requested must be submitted in DUPLICATE in a VHS format;
    • Videos must not exceed 3 minutes in length;
    • Videos do NOT need to be professionally produced.

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Grand Georgie Awards

For Categories 40 -45 the Georgie Award will be determined by the accumulation of Gold and Silver Award points in the listed categories and by viewing, by the judges, of the project's audiovisual submission of all Silver Finalists projects unless otherwise determined by the judging panel. Decisions of the Georgie Award judges shall be final.


Each entry will be judged on its own merit by a distinguished panel of highly qualified judges from outside British Columbia, who are selected for their expertise in their field. An accounting firm chosen by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia will monitor the judging process. No others will be allowed to observe the judging of entries. Finalists will be notified by fax. Decisions of the Georgie Awards Judges shall be final in every respect.

CHBA-BC reserves the right to cancel, combine or split any category due to numerous or insufficient number of entries. In addition, CHBA-BC reserves the right to not award in a particular category if all the entries submitted do not meet the criteria, are not of the standard that recognizes excellence or if there are insufficient numbers of entries to warrant a competition, in the opinion of CHBA-BC or its judges. CHBA-BC reserves the right to request any additional information it deems necessary to confirm the information contained in any submission. Judges may also re-categorize any entry if, in their opinion, it has been entered in the wrong category, or if the entry is more appropriate in another category.

Return of Entry Material

All materials submitted become the sole property of the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC. CHBA-BC reserves the right to use any or all of these materials for the promotion of the Georgie Awards. Due to the volume of entry material, CHBA-BC is unable to return any of the material submitted.

It is important to the integrity of the residential construction industry that all entrants conduct themselves in such a way as to demonstrate good business practices. If it can be demonstrated at any time up to the final awarding of the Georgie Awards trophy that there are business practices detrimental to the integrity of the industry, that participant will be disqualified. Georgie Award entrants and participants are required to accept all decisions by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia as final and binding.

Silver Georgie Finalists & Gold Georgie Winners

All finalists and gold winners from eligible categories of the 2002 Georgie Awards are encouraged to enter the Canadian Home Builders' Association National Housing AWARDS (SAM) competition.

Deadline for Submissions

All completed entries, including fees, must be received no later than noon on Monday, September 16, 2002. There will be no extensions. Send or deliver entries to:

Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC
BCIT Campus, Bldg. #NW5, 2nd Floor
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2
Attention: Georgie Awards

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2002 Georgie Awards Ceremony

The Georgie Award ceremony is scheduled for February 1, 2003. To order tickets please call the Georgie Awards hotline at 604-434-9013 or navigate to the Entry Forms On-Line section. Print, then mail or fax completed ticket request form to us at 604 434 9038 (there is a significant discount for early ticket subscriptions!)

Note: At the award ceremony, only the primary entrant will be the recipient of the Gold Georgie Awards Statue. The secondary entrant can order statues following the event.

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The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia wishes to extend its appreciation to our 2002 Georgie Sponsors. Much of the outstanding success of the Georgie Awards is due to the tremendous support from these companies.

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