Entering the MAX Awards
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 2018 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.
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Categories and Requirements
Awards will presented in the following categories:
- Branding and Marketing
- Custom Home
- Professional Achievement
- **NEW** Grand MAX Awards
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.
Deadlines & Delivery
Entry Application and Materials are due no later than March 8, 2019. Midnight – NO EXCEPTIONS or EXTENSIONS.
Where necessary, all physical entries must be submitted to the HBA Office no later than Monday, March 8, 2019 at 5:00pm.
Send or bring entries to:
8140 Exchange Drive
Austin, TX 78754
Attention: Lisa Parrish – MAX Awards
Entry fees are $150 per entry for all categories.
Companies may pay all entry fees with a check (payable to HBA of Greater Austin) or submit payment online
Steps to Enter:
- Please complete Entry Application & pay entry fees no later than March 8, 2019
- Once submitted Entry system will generate your unique entry serial number(s) per entry.
- Your entry materials are due byMarch 8, 2019 – Digital entries should be submitted by FTP, or File Sharing service (dropbox, yousend it)
Materials for all entries include:
- Team/ Information Form (Professional Achievement categories require specialized forms)
- Digital Files — site plan, floor plan, and photo images required.
Submit your entry materials via file sharing services. FTP, Dropbox, or Hightail are all acceptable methods – send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PLEASE NOTE THE LABELING OF THE IMAGES IS AS FOLLOWS AND ANY IMAGES NOT NAMED IN THE PROPER MANNER WILL REQUIRE THE ENTRANT TO RESUBMIT IMAGES PROPERLY OR BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
01-1005_1.jpg, 01-1005_2.jpg (thru 8 images), 01-1005_floorplan.pdf, 01-1005_siteplan.pdf, 01-100
All photos submitted for the HBA’s MAX Awards become the property of the HBA.
SALES PRICE/SQUARE FOOTAGE
The sales price and square footage of a home is determined as modeled/built – with optional spaces that are modeled included in the sales price and square footage. Does not include the cost of the merchandising or upgrades.
The Sales Price is as of the date of the Entry Deadline
The budget price is the contract price paid for the project
If you have any questions during the process, please feel free to contact Lisa Parrish | Administrator 909|987|2758, email@example.comEnter Here