North Jersey NARI, Inc.

NJNARI 2019 CotY Awards Program Rules

DEADLINE: December 12 $170 first entry; $150 second entry; $130 subsequent entries

Team Members each - $100

Checks must be mailed to the NJNARI office or brought to the meetings on Oct.10 or Nov. 14.

All payments must be received by Dec. 12 to be judged.

CotY Rules

Only NARI members in good standing are eligible to participate.

The entrant company needs to be the NARI member that had complete oversight and supervisory responsibilities for the work completed (not applicable for specialty entries). Other NARI member companies that worked on the project may be included as Team Members (see below).

The project finish date for the chapter is December 1, 2016, through September 30, 2018.

Only entries that have never been submitted in prior NARI awards contests are eligible.

• Member Company must include a contact name, company street address, city, state and ZIP as well as phone number and email. The Project street address, city and state, start and finish date as well as project cost are required. If choosing the Interior Element category, specify the Interior Element…

Client/Contractor and Photographer’s release forms must be completed and submitted 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.

Team members may be included. Team members are other NARI member companies that also worked on the project. Team member details (Organization Name, Contact Name, address, city, state, email will be submitted via an additional form.

• A check box affirming the entrant has read the rules.

·•Up to 30 pages — 15 slip sheets front and back should 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. Don’t include the company name or any individual’s names in your presentation, or otherwise identify yourself or the client in any way. Don’t use photos with people in them.

Any photo enhancement is limited to brightness, contrast, or sharpness. No items may be added or removed through photo enhancement techniques. Do not add or subtract items, or change the image in a way that may increase or decrease the value of the project.

All projects entered in CotY categories must be an improvement or addition to an existing structure. Entries for new structures will not be accepted except where specifically noted in the category description.

The same project may only be entered in one category (with one exception as noted below). If you have a large, multi-area project, and would like to enter just a portion of it, it’s fine to break it down. For example, if your project included the remodel of an entire house, you can enter an Entire House category OR enter a Kitchen category, an Interior category, and two Bathroom categories, etc. Keep in mind you will have to break out costs for each project on each entry form. If you enter your project in this way, you will not be able to enter any of the same remodeled areas again.

The exception is with the new Green and Universal Design categories. If you enter in Green or Universal, you may also enter the same project in one of the other CotY categories.

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

The Judging Process

·Winners are selected by an impartial panel of judges who are experts from within the industry. The evaluation process is done without revealing company names. A CotY Award winner is an entry that demonstrates remodeling excellence. Entries are judged on functionality, problem solving, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, the degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.

All entries are judged against other submissions in the same category. On rare occasions, no winner is selected in a particular category if NARI standards are not met, and the decision of the judges is final.

Judges begin by individually reviewing all the entries in a category. A top score for each entry is obtained by averaging the judge’s scores. The highest average score obtained, providing the project represents at least a “better than average approach or result,” determines the winner for each category.

· Judges Scoring Criteria – All programs
CotY 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. Scores will be made available to entrants after Winner announcements are made.

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?

• Did the contractor overcome difficult obstacles?

Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration also will consider:

• Were methods of application used to improve or enhance the original style of the structure?

National CotY Awards

Projects for National will not need to be uploaded again. National’s start and finish dates are December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2018. Categories are exactly the same as the NJ Chapters.

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