Call for Entries

Saturday, October 13th at the Grand Californian Hotel

Welcome

The SoCal Awards 2018


Presented by the Greater Sales & Marketing Council and BIA of Southern California.
Encompassing all facets of professional achievement, sales, marketing, merchandising and design.
This competition provides for entry opportunities in product design, model complex landscaping, interior merchandising, sales office design, logo design, graphics, brochures, signage, advertisements, overall advertising campaigns, special promotions, internet marketing and professional achievement.
 

Entry Fees


Entry Applications & Fees up to August 13th – $200 per entry
Entry Applications & Fees from August 14th –  August 24th  $400 Per Entry
Categories 06-12 NO FEE
Category 45 Entry Fee $125.00
 
Entries are open to BIA of Southern California Members ONLY
 
All Entry Materials are Due by August 24th
 
Eligibility
Any Southern California development that actively maintained a sales or leasing program anytime between June 1, 2017 and August 24, 2018 is eligible for entry. Entries submitted in previous Nationals and/or Gold Nugget competitions that meet the above criteria are eligible for re-entry in the SoCal Awards. Please call 909-987-2758 for additional information.
 
DEADLINES & DELIVERY
Entry Application and Materials are due no later than August 24th at Midnight – NO EXCEPTIONS or EXTENSIONS
 
 

Entry Information

2018 STEPS TO ENTER


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  1.  Please complete Entry Application & pay entry fees no later than August 24, 2018
  2. Once submitted Entry system will generate your unique entry serial number(s) per entry.
  3. Your entry materials are due by August 24th.
Submit your entry materials via file sharing services.
FTP, Dropbox, or Hightail are all acceptable methods – send to entries@teampmp.com
 
Materials for all entries include:
Team/ Information Form
(Professional Achievement categories require specialized forms)
Digital Files — site plan, floor plan, and photo images required.
If you have any questions during the process, please feel free to contact our offices.
Lisa Parrish | Administrator 909|987|2758 lisa@teampmp.com
 
If you have any questions during the process, please feel free to contact our offices.
 
Lisa Parrish | Administrator
Peter Mayer Productions, Inc.
909|987|2758
lisa@teampmp.com
 
IMAGES
 
Digital images saved at 300 dpi – sized to at 1800 pixels wide – saved at 300 dpi
 
JPEG format ONLY. All plans should be saved as high resolution PDF – 8 ½” x 11”
 
Images should be named with your Category number, entry serial and sequence number or description.
 
PLEASE NOTE THE LABELING OF THE IMAGES IS AS FOLLOWS AND ANY IMAGES NOT NAMED IN THE PROPER MANNER WILL REQUIRE THE ENTRANT TO RESUBMIT IMAGES PROPERLY OR BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
 
01-1005_1.jpg, 01-1005_2.jpg (thru 8 images), 01-1005_floorplan.pdf, 01-1005_siteplan.pdf, 01-1005_form.pdf
 

Categories

AWARD CATEGORIES

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Entries will be judged on the candidate’s positive aspects and measurable work performance for the period of August 1, 2017 thru August 1, 2018.
 
  1. Rookie Sales Person of the Year – less than 2 years of selling
  2. Sales Professional of the Year – selling product priced under $750,000
  3. Sales Professional of the Year – selling product priced $750,000 to $1.25 Million
  4.  Sales Professional of the Year – selling product priced over $1.25 Million
  5. Sales Team of the Year
  6. Sales Leader/Manager of the Year
  7. Marketing Professional of the Year – Nominated Category
  8. Associate Professional of the Year – Nominated Category
  9. Customer Service Professional of the Year – Nominated Category
  10. Rising Star of the Year – Nominated Category
  11. Community Superintendent of the Year – Nominated Category
  12. Mortgage Professional or Team of the Year
Categories 1-12 Requirements
      • Completed Form containing written statement describing exemplary performance and achievement.
      • Please include a color photo of candidate
Categories 1-12Personal Interviews will be held on September 11th at BIASC Offices Categories 6 – 12 — NO FEE Customer Service Professional of the Year – Presented in conjunction with the Customer Service Builders Council Rising Star of the Year – Presented in conjunction with the Next Gen & Leaders of Tomorrow Associate of the Year – Builder nominated category – builders submit associate, suppliers and vendors deserving of recognition for their service.
MARKETING & DESIGN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
  1. Best Logo Design Entry will be judged on overall logo design, readability and execution. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form
    • Image Requirements: 6 to 8 images of the following: Logo in color, logo in black & white and various examples of logo in use. (brochure, signage, letterhead, etc)
  2. Best Graphic Continuity Entry will be judged on graphics, concept, overall design compatibility, readability, and execution. How all branding pieces work together. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form
    • Image Requirements: 6 to 8 images of the following: logo, advertisements, signage, displays, brochure, direct mail, and impact graphic, etc.
  3. Best Brochure for a Community
  4. Best Brochure for a Masterplan
  5. Best Brochure – Lifestyle Format Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout, overall design, readability. Entry Requirements -Team/Information Form -Image of brochure jpeg format -Sample brochure – delivered by August 24th to: SoCalAwards 2018 (Peter Mayer Productions, Inc. – 10416 Hamilton St. Alta Loma CA 91701)
  6. Best Special Promotion Limited-Time Sales or Marketing Promotion by a Builder or Associate Entry will be judged on creativity, design, and success of materials developed to gain product interest. Includes a series of ads, print and electronic media Entry Requirements:
    • Team/ Information Form
    • Submit images of promotion – photos of events suggested
    • Submit images of ads that represent the campaign. May include any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc. – jpeg or PDF format
    • Television and radio submissions should be sent as Audio Files (mp3) file and Video file (.mov or quicktime file)
  7. Best Online Marketing Campaign Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, copy, layout, and results of campaign. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form including link to actual campaign
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry.
  8. Digital Sales Tools – Use of Technology (Applications, Virtual Reality, Point of Sale Tools) Entry will be judged on creativity, user experience, overall design, and effectiveness Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form including link to actual campaign
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry.
    • Images of pages (home page, category pages, etc.
    • Video File of video animation (.mov or quicktime file)
    • Up to two (2) images that can be used to represent entry
  9. Best Overall Advertising Campaign (Includes all collateral and online platforms) Entry will be judged on creativity, user experience, overall design, and effectiveness Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form including link to actual campaign
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry
    • May include any or all of the following: print advertising, direct mail, television and radio spots, billboards, etc. Used for judging and displays. • Television and radio submissions should be sent on digitally – Video – .mov files – Audio Mp3 files.
  10. Best Website Awards may be presented for Builder, Community and/or Associate Entry will be judged based on quality of design, ease of obtaining information, and organization of message. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form including Link to website – must be fully updated and live by July 29th
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry.
  11. Signage Program Awards may be presented for: Neighborhood – single builder and product line OR Community – Multiple product lines Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form including Link to website – must be fully updated and live by July 29th
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry.
  12. Best Sales or Leasing Office Awards may be presented for: Neighborhood – single builder and product line OR Community – Multiple product lines Entry will be judged on theme, function, display concept, creativity, and design used in the office, as well as the use of tools and technologies to achieve sales success. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry – may include the following: exterior entrance, overall interior, topography table, impact graphic, renderings, displays, and/or closing office.
    • Floor Plan of office layout showing layout of exhibits.
  13. Best Model Complex Landscape Design Awards may be presented based on price range of community Entry will be judged on the landscape effectiveness, impact, and function in enhancing the product or project. Landscaping includes ground cover, hardscape, and softscape. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry.
  14. Best Outdoor Living Space – How the outdoor living relates to the indoor space increasing the livability of the home. Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry.
  15. Best Community Amenity FeatureClubhouses, Garden Areas etc Entry will be judged on the effectiveness, impact, and function in enhancing the project. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form
    • 6 to 8 images that can be used to represent entry
  16. Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced under $600,000
  17. Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced $600,000-$900,000
  18. Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced $900,001 to $1.5 Million
  19. Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced over $ 1.5 Million
  20. Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home Plan priced under $750,000
  21. Best Interior Merchandising of an Attached Home Plan priced $750,000 & Over
Entry Requirements Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories.
    • Team/ Information Form
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry: Living room, dining room, master bedroom, kitchen/family room area or other unique spaces.
    • Floor plan
  1. Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home under 2,000 sq. ft.
  2. Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home 2,000 to 3,000 sq. ft.
  3. Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home 3,000 to 4,500 sq. ft.
  4. Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home over 4,500 sq. ft.
  5. Best Architectural Design – Attached Home Plan
  6. Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community
Entry Requirements Entry will be judged on overall exterior and interior architecture, design appeal, function, and creative use of interior space and creative integration of plan design with site considerations.
    • Team/ Information Form
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry: Front exterior, Living room, dining room, master bedroom, kitchen/family room area or other unique spaces.
    • Floor plan
  1. Home of the Year** Home must be submitted in Interior/Architectural Design to compete Must have entered in interior merchandising and architectural design category. Winner will be determined based upon points from qualifying categories, and judges review.
    • Team/ Information Form
    • 6 to 8 images that represent entry: Front exterior, Living room, dining room, master bedroom, kitchen/family room area or other unique spaces.
    • Floor plan
  2. Architectural Series – Defined as a set of plans within a single neighborhood Recognizing the overall excellence of a project series combining architecture, interior design, landscape, and sales success. Entry Requirements
    • Team/ Information Form
    • Site plan
    • 6 to 12 images that represent collection of plans.
    • Floor plan for each plan in the series.
COMMUNITY AWARDS
The Community of the Year Awards are presented to the BIA Builder/Developer for the best overall marketing and community presentation of a community. The Community of the Year Award will be determined by the CUMULATIVE point totals in selected categories in addition to being judged by physical tour of the Community of the Year Award finalists. The sum of these scores determines the Community of the Year Award winner. Community of the Year will be judged based on: Design and sensitivity to natural or created environments, Design appeal, Creative use of space, materials, amenities, Architectural continuity, Landscape design and signage, Community site planning.
  1. Attached Community of the Year
  2. Detached Community of the Year
  3. Master Planned Community of the Year
Defined as multiple product lines from one builder under the same branding and sales environment To be eligible for Community of the Year – must have entered the following Logo, Brochure, Ad, Sales Office or Amenity, Interiors and Architectural Design For a total of FIVE qualifying entries, in addition to the below requirements To be eligible for Master Planned Community of the Year – must have entered the following categories: Logo, Brochure, Signage, Website, Community Amenity or Sales Experience Entry Requirements
  • Team/ Information Form
  • Site plan of the community
  • Six (6) to Twelve (12) images of community – Exteriors, landscape, interiors, signage, sales office etc.
  • An on-site tour of the community finalists will be conducted by the judges.
  1. Top Producers Volume based recognition based on # of units closed Recognition for homes priced under $1 Million & Over $1 Million Entry Requirements
    • Applicants must be current GSMC Member.
    • Completed Top Producers form including total closed units for the period of August 1, 2017 thru August 1, 2018
    • Please include a color photo of candidate

The Ceremony

THE CEREMONY

Tom-Grable-sizedThe Installation of BIASC Officers and 2019 President Tom Grable – TriPointe Homes

Sam+Rubin+Jessica+Holmes-sizedl SoCal Awards Ceremony – Hosted by Sam Rubin & Jessica Holmes, KTLA Morning News 
Saturday – October 13, 2018
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel 
5:00-6:00 pm Hosted Cocktail Reception & Red Carpet
6:00 pm Doors Open for Seating
6:30 pm Installation of BIASC
7:15 pm Dinner Service
7:45 pm SoCal Awards Ceremony
10:00 pm Evening Concludes
Attire: Black Tie Optional
Ticket Cost: SMC Member: $195/each or $1,950/Tables of 10
Non-member: $225/each or $2,250/Tables of 10

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