2019 SMC Awards

Welcome to the 2019 SMC Awards Submission Form.

The Sales and Marketing Council of the BIA is pleased to solicit nominations for the outstanding accomplishments of its members during period of November 1, 2018 until October 31, 2019. (The only exception is for the category Best Model Home. This category will take into account any model home regardless of build date.)

SMC Members should apply for as many categories as appropriate for your business achievements. Builders, remodelers, developers, associates, REALTORS and commercial members are encouraged to nominate themselves and share their achievements in the outstanding year we just experienced.

You will be asked to submit a picture with your entry. Each entry is $40 and will be invoiced by the BIA. Invoices must be paid by December 28, 2019 for your entry to be considered. Each applicant will be listed in the recognition event program the day of the recognition luncheon and winner’s will be featured in the BIA’s Louisville Builder magazine and on social media.

The Deadline for Entries is Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00pm.

Here are this year’s categories:

(All SMC members (builders, remodelers, developers, associates, REALTORS and commercial builders) can compete in these categories. The best of the best will be selected as winners.)

Best Website– This award is applicable to all SMC members who are Associate Members, Builders/Remodelers, Commercial Members, Developers and REALTORS. Please submit your website address and a brief description of your objective with the design and the corresponding results you have achieved. No previous winning entries can be submitted.

Best New Concept in Marketing (Brightest New Idea)– This award is applicable to all SMC members  who are Associate Members, Builders/Remodelers, Commercial Members, Developers and REALTORS who demonstrated “outside the box” thinking on an advertising, promotional or marketing program. Please submit a description of your concept, your deliverables and a brief description of your objective and the results you achieved.  Entries must have been used in the Louisville market during the eligibility dates. No previous winning entries can be submitted.

Logo Design of the Year– This award is applicable to all SMC members  who are Associate Members, Builders/Remodelers, Commercial Members, Developers and REALTORS who created the best new logo within the eligibility dates. Please submit your logo and a brief description of your objective for the design and the results you have achieved.  No previous winning entries can be submitted.

Best Overall Marketing Campaign– This award is applicable to all SMC members  who are Associate Members, Builders/Remodelers, Commercial Members, Developers and REALTORS.  Entries will be judged on creativity, design, and success of the materials to generate interest during the eligible time period. Includes broadcast and print ads, internet, social media, outdoor signage, direct mail, etc.  Please submit a description of your campaign, your deliverables and a brief description of your objective and the results you achieved.  Entries must have been used in the Louisville market during the eligibility dates. No previous winning entries can be submitted.

Industry Newcomer Award– This award is applicable to all SMC members who are Associate Members, Builders/Remodelers, Commercial Members, Developers and REALTORS with two years or less experience in the industry whose achievements stand out from those of their peers. Please  submit a description of your accomplishments.  Entrants must be a current member of the Building Industry Association and the Sales & Marketing Council.

(We have updated a few of the categories for 2019.)

Builder/Remodeler Categories

Best New Home Design Feature– This award recognizes a home design feature of a new home that is completed within the eligibility dates where the builder, remodeler or designer has demonstrated a unique or new feature. This includes interior and exterior design features.  Examples of this category from prior years would be cubbies, stop and drop zones, big walk in shower with a tub and shower, outdoor living spaces and master suite access directly to the laundry room.

Best Model Home– This award recognizes any model home regardless of build date as long as it was in operation during the eligibility period.  The home can be a condo, townhome, garden or single family home.  Production and custom builders’ homes will be considered.  Please include an exterior elevation schematic or photo, floor plan, price of the home without the lot, pictures of the home and a brief description of why it is special.   Entries will be judged on concept, creativity, overall interior/exterior, and efficiency/functionality of plan. No previous winning entries can be submitted.

Best Single Family Home Design– Builders or Associate Members (Designers) can submit their favorite, most popular and/or most profitable single family home design.  Include front elevation, schematic and photos with a brief description of what makes it special.  Entry will be judged on overall interior/exterior and efficiency/functionality of plan.

Best Garden Home Design– Builders or Associate Members (Designers) can submit their favorite, most popular and/or most profitable garden home design.  Include front elevation, schematic and photos with a brief description of what makes it special.  Entry will be judged on overall interior/exterior and efficiency/functionality of plan.

Best Condo, Patio Home, or Townhome Design– Builders or Associate Members (Designers) can submit their favorite, most popular and/or most profitable patio or town home design.  Include front elevation, schematic and photos with a brief description of what makes it special.  Entry will be judged on overall interior/exterior and efficiency/functionality of plan.

Best Remodeling Design Whole House Remodel– Entries will be judged on concept, creativity and functionality.  Submit before and after schematics or plans, before and after pictures, and sample finishes.  Describe what makes your project special.

Best Remodeling Design– 

For a partial house remodel, examples include:

  • Additions
  • Basement finishing
  • Bath or kitchen remodeling
  • Outdoor living space

Entries will be judged on concept, creativity and functionality.  Submit before and after schematics or plans, before and after pictures, and sample finishes.  Describe what makes your project special.

Developer Specific Categories

Best Single Family Home Development– Developments must be active or in progress. Please submit your plat, number of homes, list of amenities, price range of the homes, timeframe of unit completions and a brief description of what makes this development special.

Best Garden Home Development– Developments must be active or in progress. Please submit your plat, number of homes, list of amenities, price range of the homes, timeframe of unit completions and a brief description of what makes this development special.

Best Condo, Patio Home, or Townhome Development-Developments must be active or in progress. Please submit your plat, number of homes, list of amenities, price range of the homes, timeframe of unit completions and a brief description of what makes this development special.

Best New Development – Multi-family- Developments must be active or in progress. Please submit your plat, number of homes, list of amenities, price range of the homes, time frame of unit completions and a brief description of what makes this development special.

Associate Member Categories (Associates include Lenders, Designers, Stagers, and Trades.)

Best New Home Design Feature– This award recognizes a home design feature of a new home that is completed within the eligibility dates where the builder, remodeler or designer has demonstrated a unique or new feature. This includes interior and exterior design features.  Examples of this category from prior years would be cubbies, stop and drop zones, big walk in shower with a tub and shower, outdoor living spaces and master suite access directly to the laundry room.

Best Single Family Home Design– Builders or Associate Members (Designers) can submit their favorite, most popular and/or most profitable single family home design.  Include front elevation, schematic and photos with a brief description of what makes it special.  Entry will be judged on overall interior/exterior and efficiency/functionality of plan.

Best Garden Home Design– Builders or Associate Members (Designers) can submit their favorite, most popular and/or most profitable garden home design.  Include front elevation, schematic and photos with a brief description of what makes it special.  Entry will be judged on overall interior/exterior and efficiency/functionality of plan.

Best Condo, Patio, or Townhome Design– Builders or Associate Members (Designers) can submit their favorite, most popular and/or most profitable patio or town home design.  Include front elevation, schematic and photos with a brief description of what makes it special.  Entry will be judged on overall interior/exterior and efficiency/functionality of plan.

Best Staging – New Home– This award is for the designer who made the interior and or exterior selections for condo, model home, single family, patio or garden homes. Please submit photos, samples of the interior and /or exterior features, the overall concept photos and describe why your design is special.  Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories.

Best Staging – Existing Home– This award is for the designer who staged condos, single family, patio or garden homes.   Please submit photos, samples of the interior and /or exterior features, the overall concept photos and describe why your design is special. You are encouraged to include before and after photos.   Entry will be judged on concept, creativity, impact of furniture and accessories.

Best Remodeling Design Whole House Remodel– Entries will be judged on concept, creativity and functionality.  Submit before and after schematics or plans, before and after pictures, and sample finishes.  Describe what makes your project special.

Best Remodeling Design

For a partial house remodel, examples include:

  • Additions
  • Basement finishing
  • Bath or kitchen remodeling
  • Outdoor living space 

Entries will be judged on concept, creativity and functionality.  Submit before and after schematics or plans, before and after pictures, and sample finishes.  Describe what makes your project special.

Affiliated Lender – Unit Volume– Affiliated Lenders are those employed by a builder or those who sit in a builder’s office. Recognizes a mortgage professional whose primary business is lending for new construction homes and lots.  This can include end loans, construction loans and construction perm loans.  For consideration for this award, submit builder name and closing date.  Entrants must be a current member of the Building Industry Association and the Sales & Marketing Council.  Loans must have closed within eligibility dates.

Affiliated Lender – Dollar Revenue– Affiliated Lenders are those employed by a builder or those who sit in a builder’s office. Recognizes a mortgage professional whose primary business is lending for new construction homes and lots.  This can include end loans, construction loans and construction perm loans.  For consideration for this award, submit builder name, purchase price and closing date.  Entrants must be a current member of the Building Industry Association and the Sales & Marketing Council.  Loans must have closed within eligibility dates.

Mortgage Professional – Unit Volume– Recognizes a mortgage professional whose primary business is lending for resale homes.  For consideration of this award, the mortgage professional must have written loans on at least 5 new construction homes. The units counted are ONLY for new construction homes.   This can include end loans, construction loans and construction perm loans.  For consideration for this award, submit builder name and closing date.  Entrants must be a current member of the Building Industry Association and the Sales & Marketing Council.  Loans must have closed within eligibility dates.

Mortgage Professional – Dollar Revenue– Recognizes a mortgage professional whose primary business is lending for resale homes.  For consideration of this award, the mortgage professional must have written loans on at least 5 new construction homes. The dollar volume counted for this award is ONLY for new construction homes.  This can include end loans, construction loans and construction perm loans.  For consideration for this award, submit builder name and closing date.  Entrants must be a current member of the Building Industry Association and the Sales & Marketing Council.  Loans must have closed within eligibility dates.

REALTOR Specific Categories

Individual Onsite New construction Sales Revenue– Recognizes an individual REALTOR whose primary business focus is on selling new construction homes for a builder and/or developer and usually works out of a model home or other on-site facility. For consideration for this award, please submit a list of transactions that you closed within the timeframe. List the builder, address and closing sales price. Include only your new construction sales.

Team Onsite New Construction Sales Volume– Recognizes a REALTOR team whose primary business focus is on selling new construction homes for a builder and/or developer and usually works out of a model home or other on-site facility. For consideration for this award, please submit a list of transactions that you closed within the timeframe. List the builder, address and closing sales price.  Include only your new construction sales.

Individual Onsite New Construction Units– Recognizes an individual REALTOR whose primary focus is on selling new construction homes for a builder and/or developer and usually works out of a model home or other on-site facility.  For consideration for this award, please submit a list of transactions that you closed within the timeframe.  List the builder and address and the total number of new homes sold.

Team Onsite New Construction Units– Recognizes a REALTOR team whose primary business focus is on selling new construction homes for a builder and/or developer and usually works out of a model home or other on-site facility. For consideration for this award, please submit a list of transactions that you closed within the timeframe. List the builder, address and the total number of new homes sold.  Include only your new construction sales.

Individual Residential Sales Agent– Recognizes an individual REALTOR for the highest dollar revenue of new and existing home sales combined. Submit the MLS list of sides of sales with the total for the period of November 1, 2019 through.  Include your resale AND new construction closings.

Team Residential Sales Team– Recognizes a REALTOR team for the highest dollar revenue of new and existing home sales combined.   Submit the MLS list of sides of sales with the total for the period of November 1, 2019 through. Include your resale AND new construction closings.

Individual New Construction Sales Units by a Residential Sales Agent– Recognizes an individual REALTOR whose primary business focus is existing homes for their quantity of NEW CONSTRUCTION homes sold during the timeframe.  For consideration for this award submit builder, address and the total number of new homes sold.  Include ONLY your new construction closings.

Team New Construction Sales Units by a Residential Sales Team– Recognizes a REALTOR team whose primary business volume is resale homes.  REALTOR team who have closed the most NEW CONSTRUCTION units during the timeframe.  For consideration for this award, submit builder, address and total number of new homes sold.  Include ONLY your new construction closings.

Commercial Builder Specific Categories

Best New Commercial Build– Award applies to any new construction commercial project. Entry will be judged on concept, project schedule, budget, complexity and owner satisfaction.  Include elevations, floorplan, photos and a description of what makes your project special.

If you have any questions on the entry form, please email the BIA.