MAX Awards

Entering the 2020 MAX Awards

Learn How to Prepare Winning Entries

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The MAX Awards were created by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin in recognition of Sales and Marketing Excellence. The prestigious MAX Award is given to Builders, Developers, Remodelers, and Associate Members who made significant and creative contributions in residential marketing through specific achievements during 2019.

Eligible Entries
Only those materials or products marketed or constructed within the Greater Austin region (which includes Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Lee, and parts of Burnet Counties) during the calendar year of 2019 are eligible for competition. No entry will be judged without payment of entry fee. All entries must adhere to the exact entry requirements and judging criteria. Failure to comply with these specifications will result in disqualification of entry and forfeiture of the entry fees. Categories with fewer than three entries may be excluded from award consideration and entry fees refunded.

Categories and Requirements
Awards will presented in the following categories:

  • Branding and Marketing
  • Design
  • Custom Home
  • Remodeling
  • Professional Achievement
  • Grand MAX Awards
Categories Entry Requirements Entry Tips


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Deadlines & Delivery
Entry Application and Materials are due no later than March 9, 2020. Midnight – NO EXCEPTIONS

Where necessary, all physical entries must be submitted to the HBA Office no later than Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:00pm. Send or bring entries to 8140 Exchange Drive, Austin, TX 78754,  Attention: Lisa Parrish – MAX Awards

Entry Fees
Entry fees are $175 per entry for all categories except 71
Entry fee $125 for Category 71 – Top Producers
Companies may pay all entry fees with a check (payable to HBA of Greater Austin) or submit payment online.

Judges are selected from across the nation, are among the most creative and successful individuals within the home building industry, and represent the many disciplines contributing to new home sales and marketing, as well as geographic diversity. Judges are ineligible for entry. Judges reserve the right to eliminate any category where the quality of work does not warrant a winner. All decisions of the judges are final.

Changes to Categories or Entries
HBA staff reserves the right to combine or eliminate any category or categories due to insufficient entries. Additionally, the HBA reserves the right to create new categories should the MAX judges determine a situation warrants such action. Judges may also re-categorize any entry, if in their opinion, it has been entered into the wrong category, or if the entry is better suited to another category. Special awards may be presented at the judges’ discretion.

Take Your Entries To NAHB’s Nationals For More Exposure
To give you the maximum exposure and save you time and money, you can elect to “roll over” your entry materials to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Nationals Awards. A separate entry fee of $275 will be collected directly from The National Sales & Marketing Awards. For more information contact Lisa Parrish at

Texas Association of Builders Star Awards
Details coming soon!

Promotional Sponsors
The MAX Awards would not be possible without the support of our generous Promotional Sponsors. With twenty-one levels of partnership, there is one that fits every company and individual. Please take a closer look at the opportunities to support this annual event.

Awards Presentation
Award winners will be announced and honored at the MAX Awards Gala at the JW Marriott Austin located at 110 E 2nd St, Austin, Texas, on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Austin’s most exciting industry event.

Tickets may be purchased for $150 each. You may also purchase a table for 10 people at the 2020 MAX Awards for $1500. Tickets may be purchased here. For event questions, please contact Carrie Ciliberto at

Photographs Submitted
All photos submitted for the HBA’s MAX Awards become the property of the HBA.

2020 Steps To Enter
Please complete Entry Application & pay entry fees no later than March 9, 2020. Once submitted Entry system will generate your unique entry serial number(s) per entry.

Your entry materials are due by March 9, 2020 – Digital entries should be submitted by FTP, or File Sharing service (dropbox, yousend it) to

Materials for all entries include:
• Team/ Information Form
• (Professional Achievement categories require specialized forms)
• Digital Files — site plan, floor plan, and photo images required.

If you have any questions during the process, please feel free to contact Lisa Parrish, Administrator at 909-987-2758,

Submit your entry materials via file sharing services. FTP, Dropbox, or Hightail are all acceptable methods – send to

Digital images saved at 300 dpi – sized to at 1800 pixels wide – saved at 300 dpi JPEG format ONLY. All plans should be saved as high resolution PDF – 8 ½” x 11”
Images should be named with your Category number, entry serial and sequence number or description.


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