Major Achievement Awards

2018 Major Achievement Awards

Submission Requirements
All artwork and photographs must be submitted electronically in PDF, JPEG or TIF formats. Please have all your materials/collateral files ready before initiating the entry submission process.

Advertising/Promotion Categories
Eligibility Requirements: Company, product or campaign must have been in use between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.

NEW - Builder Member Entry Fee: $100 flat charge for unlimited entries.

♦ Best Logo   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1)-color print of logo - submitted electronically.
  • One (1)-color print of logo in use (in ad, brochure, etc.), submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • NOTE: Logo submitted must identify your company.

♦ Best Collateral Package   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of brochure and inserts where applicable, submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Direct Mail   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of direct mail piece(s) - submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Print Ad   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of actual size ad, showing date and publication, submitted electronically.
  • State publication and date ad appeared
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Billboard   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of billboard ad, submitted electronically
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best E-Newsletter   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of E-Newsletter, submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best E-Mail Campaign   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) copy of series of e-mails, submitted electronically.
  • Campaign timeline
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Social Media Program   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Word document outlining social media tools utilized in the implementation of program, submitted electronically.
  • Measurable success of program (number of FB fans, Twitter followers), submitted electronically.
  • Where applicable a digital image of the media (e-newsletter, etc.), submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best On-line Ad   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) screen shot of ad, submitted electronically
  • Location/placement of ad
  • Link/address of ad (if applicable)
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Web Site   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Internet address
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Campaign   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
The use of multiple marketing and media channels (e.g. earned media, paid media and social media) to drive awareness of your message. These elements can involve combining television, cable, print, radio, internet, etc.
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Digitally submit samples of a campaign that utilized multiple media.
  • Purpose of campaign including target market in 25 words or less.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Realtor® Promotion   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Description of promotion. Include the answers to the following:
    Who was your target group?
    What type of promotion was it? Was there a theme?
    Where was the promotion? Multi-site or single-location.
    Why did you have the promotion? Community launch or inventory sell out.
    How was it promoted?
  • Explain your mechanism to track results for this promotion.
  • Submit up to (5) five photographs from promotion (if applicable).
  • Submit up to (3) three examples of promotional pieces.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Promotion (non-Realtor®)   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Description of promotion. Include the answers to the following:
    Who was your target group? What type of promotion was it? Was there a theme? Where was the promotion? Multi-site or
    single-location? Why did you have the promotion? Community launch or inventory sell out? How was it promoted?
  • Explain your mechanism to track results for this promotion.
  • Submit up to (5) five photographs from promotion (if applicable).
  • Submit up to (3) three examples of promotional pieces.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best New Homes Magazine/Publication   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
  1. Consumer Resource
  2. Realtor Resource
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) electronic copy of media cover.
  • Link to digital copy of publication or flipbook.
  • In 100 words or less, describe how your publication reaches its target market and provides appropriate content.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Major Advertising/Promotions Achievement Award
This award recognizes the entry with the highest score/percentage in the Advertising/Promotion category. Multiple entries will receive bonus points. Submission is not required nor does it have an entry fee. Winner will be announced at awards ceremony.
  1. Production Home Builder
  2. Custom Home Builder
  3. Home Remodeler / Design Specialty
  4. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.


Circle Awards

♦ Million Dollar Circle Award
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of $2 million dollars. An internal closing report dated August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Closing volume
  • Gross number of units sold
  • Net number of units sold
  • Color photograph of entrant submitted electronically.
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • NOTE: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels will be determined based on entries received. Top producers will be determined from the highest Million Dollar Circle Award entries. No additional entry required.

♦ Million Dollar Circle Award - Team
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of $5 million dollars. An internal closing report dated August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Closing volume
  • Gross Number of Units Sold
  • Net Number of Units Sold
  • Color photograph(s) of team submitted electronically.
  • All entrants must be members of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • NOTE: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels will be determined based on entries received. Top producers will be determined from the highest Million Dollar Circle Award entries. No additional entry required.


Design Categories

♦ Best Model Merchandising   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
This category is open to submission by both builders and designers, and should be commissioned by a builder. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on price point, multi-family and single-family.
Submission Requirements
  • Cost per square foot. Invoice may be requested for verification.
  • "As shown" price of model
  • Choice of Multi-Family or Single-Family
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact furnishing layout - submitted electronically.
  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints displaying the living room, master, kitchen and three (3) others of your choice that will round out the "tour" of the home.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • Link to a virtual tour can be submitted.

♦ Best Interior Design   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
This category is open to submission by designers and should be commissioned by a home owner. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on price point, multi-family and single-family.
Submission Requirements
  • Cost per square foot. Invoice may be requested for verification.
  • "As shown" price of model
  • Choice of Multi-Family or Single-Family
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact furnishing layout - submitted electronically.
  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints displaying the living room, master, kitchen and three (3) others of your choice that will round out the "tour" of the home.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • Link to a virtual tour can be submitted.

♦ Best Design Center   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints—displaying the design center, submitted electronically
  • One (1) floorplan—showing exact layout, submitted electronically.
  • Statement explaining the Center's functionality, selection options and ease of use.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Best Sales Center   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) set of six (6) color prints—displaying the sales center, submitted electronically
  • One (1) floorplan—showing exact layout, submitted electronically.
  • Statement explaining the Center's overall presentation, functionality, customer experience.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.


Individual Achievement Categories

♦ Title Insurance Sales Person of the Year   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
Based on total title insurance premium generated.
  1. Employed by a builder
  2. Employed by a retail title insurance company (non-builder)
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of volume & units. An internal closing report dated August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 will be required with each entry form signed by a comptroller (or equivalent financial officer).
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • Note: The Greater Orlando Builders Association holds all submissions in the strictest confidence. No closing or sales reports will be available for public knowledge.

♦ Mortgage Originator of the Year   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
Based on total mortgage revenue generated.
  1. Employed by a builder
  2. Employed by a retail lender (non-builder)
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of volume & units. An internal closing report dated August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 will be required with each entry form signed by a comptroller (or equivalent financial office).
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • Note: The Greater Orlando Builders Association holds all submissions in the strictest confidence. No closing or sales reports will be available for public knowledge.

♦ Insurance Agent of the Year   (Associate Members $100 per entry)
Based on total insurance revenue generated.
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of volume & units. An internal closing report dated August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 will be required with each entry form signed by a comptroller (or equivalent financial office).
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.
  • Note: The Greater Orlando Builders Association holds all submissions in the strictest confidence. No closing or sales reports will be available for public knowledge.

♦ Golden Hammer Award
This award recognizes the company or individual involved in the construction process who has displayed excellent service to your organization over the last year. There is no entry fee for the first nominee. Additional nominees will be $50 each. All nominees will be recognized. NOTE: Extra entries in this category after the first free nominee are not included in Builder Members flat fee.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Must be nominated by a Builder Member
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

NEW! Customer Service Award
This award recognizes the company or individual involved in the customer experience process who has displayed excellent service to the homebuyer over the past year. This individual could be rated as a top customer service individual within your company or who has excelled in this area. There is no entry fee for the first nominee. Additional nominees will be $50 each. All nominees will be recognized. NOTE: Extra entries in this category after the first free nominee are not included in Builder Members flat fee.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Must be nominated by a Builder Member
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Shining Star Award
This award recognizes the "back office" employee who has displayed exemplary service to your organization over the last year. There is no entry fee for the first nominee. Additional nominees will be $50 each. All nominees will be recognized. NOTE: Extra entries in this category after the first free nominee are not included in Builder Members flat fee.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Must be nominated by a Builder Member
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

For the following Categories, video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.

♦ “Rookie” Salesperson of the Year
> "Rookies" cannot have been employed by any builder and/or broker prior to July 1, 2017.
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities and achievements of the past year during the interview.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of closing and sales volume and units. An internal closing report dated August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 will be required with entry, signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer).
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Salesperson of the Year
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • Proof of closing and sales volume and units. An internal closing report dated August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 will be required with entry, signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer).
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Design Counselor of the Year
Open to persons who are responsible for completing all design selections/options with buyers during the home buying and building process. Only Builder members may enter.
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Construction-Sales Team of the Year
Open to persons who are responsible for managing the Sales Team during Sales process and the person responsible for Managing the Construction Team and Service of New homes during the building process. Only Builder members may enter.
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Marketing Coordinator/Assistant of the Year
Open to persons who play a supportive role in the marketing of their company's product and reports to marketing director/manager .
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Sales Coordinator/Assistant of the Year
Open to persons who play a supportive role in the sales department and reports to sales director/manager.
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Internet Salesperson of the Year
Open to persons that are responsible for Internet marketing or sales facilitation. This person can be either or both.
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • Percentage of online sales conversions verified by Sales Manager/Director. (for sales only)
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Marketing Manager/Director of the Year
Open to persons directly responsible for marketing and promoting their company's product.
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

♦ Sales Manager/Director of the Year
Open to persons with direct oversight of the sales staff.
> Candidate should be prepared to explain their role, major responsibilities, and achievements of the past year during the interview. Only builder members may enter.
> Video interviews must be submitted and completed by July 31 - August 7, 2018. Videos must be recorded by the Major Achievement Awards committee at the Association in Maitland. Please allow adequate time to schedule interviews. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically.
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically.
  • Entrant must be a member of the Sales & Marketing Council
  • Complete your online entry form and submit art work, photographs and materials at www.MajorsMadeEasy.com.

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