Contest Rules

• All entries must be received at the HBASC office no later than 5 p. m. on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

• Early bird entry registrations must be received no later than 5 p. m. on Friday, June 30th, with all supporting documentation arriving by August 1st.

• You must be a member of the HBASC in good standing.

• All entries must be homes/communities/businesses located in South Carolina.

• All entries must have been completed between October 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.

•The early bird registration fees (received by June 30) are $500 for green building, new home and remodel project categories; $125 for sales & marketing categories; and $1,400 for the subdivision/ community category.

• After June 30, contest fees are $550 for green building, new home and remodel project categories; $150 for sales & marketing categories; and $1,500 for the subdivision/community category.

• For certified Master Builders during the early bird registration period: The contest fees are $400 for green building, new home and remodel project categories; $125 for sales & marketing categories; and $1,300 for the subdivision/community category.

• If registering more than one entry, one payment can be submitted. The entry fee is non-refundable.

• Accepted forms of payment include: check, money order, VISA and MasterCard.

• Checks should be made payable to the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.

• Categories for all Custom Home entries are based on the completed cost of the construction excluding cost of lot/land. -Categories for Semi-Custom Home entries are based on the published sales price.

• Entrants are required to provide five professional quality color photographs for each entry. Files should be saved at 600 dpi in . jpg format. Remodel project entry photos should be before-and after-shots

• Provide the preferred building elevation, a rendering or sketch and floor plans. Descriptive plans, sections and elevations to explain the construction challenges may be included.

• Include a list of all subcontractors and suppliers (HBA members and non-members).

• All Semi-Custom entries must include a copy of an advertisement that provides proof of published sales price.

• All Green Building entries must provide proof of the green certification program used on the project and proof of HERS rating/home energy performance test results.

• Sales & Marketing entries must submit the required documentation as indicated under category descriptions.

• All supporting documentation must be submitted on a Dropbox folder that is clearly labeled with the company name and respective category shared with hbaofsc1@gmail.com.No hard copy photos will be accepted.

• A failure to adhere to the contest rules, category descriptions or time limits will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees.

• Entries become the property of HBASC, and will not be returned.