2015 LightHouse Awards Call for Entries

The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association is proud to present the 16th Annual LightHouse Awards sponsored by SunTrust Mortgage. The coveted LightHouse Award is an honor given to area home building professionals for their demonstration of excellence and quality of craftsmanship in the construction of homes throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Entry is open to all builder and remodeler members of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association for homes completed after July 31, 2013. All entries must be submitted and payment must be received by the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association by close of business on August 7, 2015.


ELIGIBILITY

The LightHouse Awards are open to all builder and remodeler members of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association for any custom home, semi-custom home and remodeling project built after July 31, 2013 within the geographical areas of Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Entry homes located on Daufuskie Island, or which require boat transportation, are subject to a transportation fee equivalent of expense. Owner-occupied homes must agree to allow access to home for purpose of judging. Previous LightHouse Award winning entries are not eligible.

JUDGING

Judging of the 2015 LightHouse Award entries will take place September 24-26 for all new home, remodel and special feature entries. A judging schedule will be sent out two weeks prior to the judging event. Entrant is responsible for making sure home is open to judges during scheduled time and that gate passes have been called in for vehicles transporting judges. A panel of building industry professionals will select winning entries. All judges are from outside of the Beaufort County market.

Judging criteria for all new home and remodel entries will be based on craftsmanship, demonstrated construction excellence and use of materials. All special feature entries require that the special feature be part of a home already entered in to the New Home or Remodel category. Judging criteria for special features will be based on craftsmanship, innovation, creativity, function, use of materials and use of space.

Judges will make every attempt to give an award in each category. However, awards will not be given in those categories where the quality of entries do not warrant a winner. Decisions of the judges are final. Entrants may review judging scorecards for their entry at the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association once awards have been announced.

AWARDS GALA

2015 LightHouse Awards results will be announced on Thursday, November 5, 2014 at the 16th Annual LightHouse Awards Gala being held at the Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island. Details for this special event will be sent out in advance and do require reservations. All entering builder companies, as well as trade professionals who contributed to entry homes, are strongly encouraged to attend.

All winners will be featured in LowCountry Home Magazine, the official publication of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association published annually by Down South Publishers.


Classifications & Fees

NEW HOME ENTRIES:

Competition categories for all New Home entries are based on the final contracted cost of construction, excluding cost of lot/land. The final contracted cost of construction should be the full amount paid/owed by the client, less lot cost (if applicable), at completion of build.*

New Home Entry Award Categories

  • BEST OVERALL: Highest visual appearance and overall craftsmanship.
  • BEST KITCHEN: Superior installation, function and design of all kitchen fixtures, appliances, cabinets, countertops, lighting, flooring, wall finishes, ceiling and trim.
  • BEST EXTERIOR: Superior construction, function and design of all exterior features including, finish, roofing, windows, doors, soffit, fascia, porches, patios, decks, landscape and hardscape.
  • BEST BATH: Superior installation, function and design of all bathroom fixtures, cabinets, countertops, lighting, flooring, wall finishes, ceiling and trim.

New Home Entry Fee: $500


FULL REMODEL ENTRIES:

Competition categories for all Full Remodel entries are based on the final contracted cost of remodel. The final contracted cost of remodel should be the full amount paid/owed by the client at completion of remodel.*

Full Remodel Entry Award Categories

  • BEST OVERALL: Highest visual appearance and overall craftsmanship.
  • BEST KITCHEN: Superior installation, function and design of all kitchen fixtures, appliances, cabinets, countertops, lighting, flooring, wall finishes, ceiling and trim.
  • BEST EXTERIOR: Superior construction, function and design of all exterior features including, finish, roofing, windows, doors, soffit, fascia, porches, patios, decks, landscape and hardscape.
  • BEST BATH: Superior installation, function and design of all bathroom fixtures, cabinets, countertops, lighting, flooring, wall finishes, ceiling and trim.

Full Remodel Entry Fee: $500


PARTIAL REMODEL ENTRIES:

Competition categories for all Partial Remodel entries are based on the final contracted cost of partial remodel. The final contracted cost of remodel should be the full amount paid/owed by the client at completion of remodel.*

Partial Remodel Entry Award Categories

  • BEST OVERALL: Highest overall remodeled design, creativity, floor plan function, appointments, use of materials and use of space.
  • BEST INNOVATION OF SPACE: Notable creativity and modification of function exerted in remodel of space.
  • HIGHEST DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: Distinguished level of skill and degree of difficulty exerted in remodel of space.

Partial Remodel Entry Fee: $300 (for 1 room remodel) $50 per additional room (limited to 2 additional rooms)


SPECIAL FEATURE ENTRIES:

Competition categories for all Special Feature entries are based on the final contracted cost
of construction of the special feature. The final contracted cost of the special feature should be the full amount paid/owed by the client at completion of the special feature.

Special Feature Award Category

  • BEST OVERALL: Based on craftsmanship, innovation, creativity, function, use of materials and use of space.

Does your New Home or Remodel Entry have a special feature you think deserves its own recognition? If so, enter it into our newly created “Special Feature” Category for the chance to win an award for Best Overall Special Feature! Examples of a “Special Feature” would be green/sustainable features, handcrafted staircase, handcrafted coffered ceiling, etc. –- something outside of the ordinary.

Special Feature Entry Fee: $200

Note: Special Feature Entry requires that special feature be part of a home already entered into the New Home or Remodel category.


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