Do you worry about what’s the best way to present your Awards of Excellence submission to our judges? Well, there’s no need to – our judges are here to offer a few words of advice.

VRCA hosted an Awards of Excellence information session on March 7 featuring awards chair Tony Everett and awards judge Bob Proctor. They covered a range of topics, from key dates to how best to organize the content of your submission.

Everett took a few minutes after the session to record a short video offering up the judges’ Top 5 tips for making your submissions.

Their five things to remember included:

  1. Format – Judges use a pre-set evaluation form to score the projects. If you organize your project details following the order of this form, it will be easier to judges to review your project.
  2. Value Engineering, Innovation, Challenges met – Make sure you identify how your project or work on a project stands apart from others by clearly stating the value engineering, innovation and challenges were overcome with the project.
  3. Knowledge of the project at your presentation – Make sure that the people responsible for making the presentation to the judges have good knowledge of the project.
  4. Photographs are a big plus – Including photographs that show the scope of your work on a project will help judges visualize the project details.
  5. Relax, we are here to help

The judges also shared the following details about the AOE timeline:

April 9, 2018:   Submission Deadline (only the one-page nomination form must be submitted)
May 2018:  Presentation Scheduling – VRCA will call to schedule presentations to the awards committee
June 2018:  Presentations – either on-site or at VRCA office – made to awards committee
August 9, 2018: Announcement of Silver Winners
Oct 23, 2018:  Awards of Excellence Banquet – Announcement of Gold Winners

Helpful Links & Information

To be eligible for the 2018 awards, projects must have a substantial completion date between April 30, 2016 and April 30, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact VRCA at [email protected].