THE FACE OF PRO MEMBER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Early Entry Deadline 10-11-2019

All Materials Due By 11-1-2019

Face of PRO Awards

AWARDS CATEGORY

Best Remodeling Project Kitchen Entry Requirements: Include details of any unique challenges and at least 5 before photos and 5 after photos from the same angle. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format. Judging Criteria: Home will be judged on the overall remodeling project and transformation, aesthetics, use of materials, accessories, and meeting homeowner’s needs.

Best Remodeling Project Bath Entry Requirements: Include details of any unique challenges and at least 5 before photos and 5 after photos from the same angle. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format. Judging Criteria: Home will be judged on the overall remodeling project and transformation, aesthetics, use of materials, accessories, and meeting homeowner’s needs.

Best Residential Addition Entry Requirements: Include details of any unique challenges and at least 3 before photos and 3 after photos from the same angle. Maximum of 10 photos.Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format. Judging Criteria: Home will be judged on the overall project and transformation, aesthetics, use of materials, accessories, and meeting homeowner’s needs.

Best Outdoor Living Entry Requirements: Submit at least 3 different color photos reflecting specific craftsmanship and use of technology to meet the homeowner’s needs. Maximum of 10 photos per submittal. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format.  Judging Criteria: Submission will be judged on specific purpose, use of products, materials, design, function, lighting, and technology.

Best Landscape Entry Requirements: Submit at least 3 different color photos reflecting specific craftsmanship and use of technology to meet the homeowner’s needs. Maximum of 10 photos per submittal. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format.  Judging Criteria: Submission will be judged on specific purpose, use of products, materials, design, function, lighting, technology.

Best Interior Remodel (Can NOT be Kitchen or Bath) Entry Requirement: Submit one 8.5” x 11” floor plan and at least 3 different color photos of the project. Maximum of 10 photos. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format. Judging Criteria: Home will be judged on overall design efficiency, functionality of plan.

Best Exterior Remodel Entry Requirement: Include details of any unique challenges and at least 3 before photos and 3 after photos from the same angle.  Maximum of 10 photos. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format. Judging Criteria: Home will be judged on overall design efficiency, functionality of plan.

Best Historic Renovation Eligible projects should involve comprehensive work to restore a historic building, structure, object or site. Routine maintenance, such as painting or reroofing, is not considered restoration work for the purposes of this award. Entry Requirement: Include details of any unique challenges and at least 3 before photos and 3 after photos from the same angle.  Maximum of 10 photos. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format. Judging Criteria: Home will be judged on overall design efficiency, functionality of plan.

Best Unique Remodel     Examples of entries in this category would be hidden pantries, Wine Cellar, ect.  Entry Requirement: Include details of any unique challenges and at least 3 before photos and 3 after photos from the same angle.  Maximum of 10 photos. Submit a brief summary of project in PDF format. Judging Criteria: Home will be judged on overall design efficiency, functionality of plan.

Best Website  Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria – design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.

PROFESSIONAL REMODELERS MEMBER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

SELECT YOUR BEST REMODELING PROJECTS

Every PRO contractor has projects to be particularly proud of, whether it’s a residential kitchen or bath, a damaged home that was restored to its former beauty, a spacious deck or a landscaping project. Now is the time to show off your best work 2018 thru 2019 by entering the 2019 Professional Remodelers Awards. You can enter each category on behalf of your company with the general contractor making the submission. Winners will be selected by an impartial panel of judges.

The Pride of Pro Membership Achievement Awards are presented to those who set a new standard of excellence in the Toledo Area home remodeling industry. The winners will be Showcased on Social Media and print. The awards include categories for basement, kitchen, bath, residential additions, landscaping and interior & exterior renovation. All PRO members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to promote your business and talent.

Download Your Face of Pro Awards Packet here

Entry Fees

1-3 $75 per entry

4 or more Entries: $65 per entry

Commit Early & Save!  Turn in your official Entry Form and payment by October 10th and get 10% off your total price.

Submission Deadline– Official Entry Form must be submitted by 5:00pm November 1, 2019. Entries will not be accepted without payment.  Entry fees are non-refundable

Winners will be announced at the PRO Christmas Party on Friday December 13, 2019

FACE OF PRO AWARDS

Contest Entry Rules

Scholarship recipients will be required to be present and offer an acceptance speech at the May general membership meeting of PRO.

In August, the scholarship recipient must provide PRO with a copy of their scheduled classes, and in return will receive their scholarship check. Recipients can only receive one scholarship.

  • Only PRO members in good standing are eligible to participate, MUST be able to attend Awards Banquet in December
  • The project finish date must be completed by November 1st 2019 and due in office.
  • Entry fees can be paid by credit card at the program site or by check to Professional Remodelers Organization. All fees must be received by November 1st 2019

• PRO entry form, and photographer’s release forms must be completed and returned for each entry. These forms will not be seen by the judges and are the only area where the member’s identity (or anyone involved with the project) can be revealed. Forms are available during the entry process.

• Entrants will need to provide a project summary on entry form, 100 words or less, in addition to their presentation. This summary will be used to describe winning projects after winners are announced.

• The presentation must be submitted in PDF format and can be up to 30 pages long. We suggest using PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, or similar program to build your entry, and then save to a PDF file. Be sure to include a project statement, drawings, images, and any descriptive text or captions that will help the judges understand the details of the transformation. ‘Before’ photos are required and are best used immediately preceding ‘After’ photos. Present photos from the same angle if possible. Please don’t include the company name or any individual’s names in your presentation. This presentation is the only file the judges will see.

• All projects entered in PRO categories must be an improvement or addition to an existing structure.

. • The Awards Committee and Judges reserve the right to disqualify, adjust the category, or deduct points from any entry that does not follow these rules and guidelines, without prior notice.

• All entry fees are nonrefundable, non-transferable, and cannot be carried over to subsequent years.

PHOTO TIPS

Since your project cannot be judged in person, good quality photos are key elements in your presentation. Please keep the following in mind:

• Take “before” photographs before the start of every project. If you make this a standard practice, you will be ready when the job you anticipated to be an average remodel turns out to be a Pride of Pro contender. Take these shots from many angles.

• Take photos for work-in progress if it will help show the complexity of the process or the obstacles encountered.

• Take the “after” shots from the same angles as the before photos whenever possible. This helps give the judges a good perspective of the transformation and it’s helpful if the judges can see these photos consecutively.

• Include both vertical and horizontal photos. Only include photos that will enhance the project entry. Although you have 30 pages to display the project, you don’t need to use them all.

ENTRY RULES & GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION

1. If an entry is more than 30 pages.

2. Failure to include the completed – Client/Contractor Agreement and Photographer’s release (remodeling Categories)

3. If an entry is a new building.

4.  If the submission includes the company name anywhere in the entry.

This includes project photos with job signs, uniforms, etc.; plans, blueprints, contracts, etc.; and all other references within the submission.

Presentation of Awards

1. Judging will take place in the fall of 2019. Projects that receive recognition will be notified by mail with a special notice in their invitation to the Awards Banquet in December.

2. Awards will be announced and presented to all winners at an Awards Banquet to be held on December 13th 2019

Judges Scoring Criteria Judges will consider the following questions when reviewing the entries. Be sure your presentation addresses these points when applicable. Points will be awarded on a scale from 1-15.

• To what degree were the expressed needs of the client met?

• Did the entry describe the client’s needs and desires?

• Did the contractor show that those needs were met? · To what degree does the  project enhance the existing structures functionally?

• Do the room’s new floor plans function well?

• Is the counter space or work area adequate to perform necessary tasks?

• Is there good traffic flow?

• Is safety addressed adequately?

• Are the materials functional?

• Is lighting addressed – both general & task? · To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure aesthetically?

• Line & rhythm, continuity & repetition, texture, color & contrast, symmetry & balance, emphasis · Is there evidence of superior craftsmanship?

• Moldings, woodwork, stairs, cabinetry, countertops, tile, glass, marble, metal, stone, masonry, etc. · Were innovative uses of material and/or methods of construction used in the project?

• Are innovative uses evident, or were any described and noted? · Did the contractor overcome difficult obstacles?

• Were difficult obstacles encountered as described by the contractor and overcome in a creative way?

Download your Face of Pro Awards Packet Here