North Jersey NARI, Inc.

NJNARI 2018-2019 CotY Awards

       Projects will be uploaded onto the website provided for judging. NO binders.

Payment must be made   Mail or deliver to 149 Cedar Ave., Hawthorne, NJ 07506 Checks payable to NJNARI 

DEADLINE: The project dates for the chapter is Dec. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2018.

 COSTS:First project $170; Second $150; Third $130. Team Members each - $100

Checks must be mailed to the NJNARI office or brought to the Sept. 12 or Oct.10. All payments must be received by October 10, 2018 to be judged.

For categories and rules, see those pages below...

CotY Tips:

·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 winners'  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?

    Photo tips

    Since the project cannot be judged in person, good quality photos are key elements in the presentation. Whether or not you use a professional photographer, 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 CotY 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. Identify the images. NO IDENTIFYING IMAGES TO BE INCLUDED. Note company names on clothing, trucks or job-site signs. 

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