FEES
  • Associate Members - $100 per entry (or otherwise noted)
  • Builder Members - $100 for unlimited entries (or otherwise noted)
INTERVIEWS

The interviews for select Individual Achievement categories will have a new process for submission. See Requirements for details.

SMC MEMBERSHIP — IMPORTANT
  • Entries for INDIVIDUAL and MILLION DOLLAR CIRCLE awards MUST be current GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) members. Please contact Cherry Masih to update your SMC membership: cherry@greaterorlandoba.com / 407-629-9242.
  • During the online entry process you will also be able to sign up your INDIVIDUAL candidate entry for SMC Membership ($95).
ENTRY MATERIALS & COLLATERAL FILES

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.

Eligibility Requirements: Company, product or campaign must have been in use between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Best Logo   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) color print of logo
  • One (1) color print of logo in use (in ad, brochure, etc.)
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

  • NOTE: If logo is not a company logo, be sure to identify company adequately through labels, entry form and marketing statement.

Best Collateral Package   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Sample image(s) of brochure and inserts where applicable
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Traditional Print Media [Publication Ad, Direct Mail, Billboard, etc.]   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Sample image(s) of print ad, billboard, publication (showing pub. date and name) or direct mail series, etc.
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Digital Promotion [Email Campaign, Newsletter, Banner Ad, Online Presentation, video Short, etc.]   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Sample image(s) of Digital Promotion
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Social Media Program [Facebook Live Event, Instagram Story, Podcast, Tik Tok, etc.]   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Measurable success of program (number of FB fans, Twitter followers).
  • Sample image(s) of the program/promotion
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Virtual Tour [Drone Video, 3-D Mattaport, etc.]   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Link to virtual tour
  • Sample image(s) or screenshot of opening image of the virtual tour
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best App   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Link to application, or download instructions from Appstore/source
  • Sample image(s) or screenshots of the application
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Website   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Internet address
  • Sample image(s) or screenshot of home page
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Campaign [Multi-platform, REALTOR Promotion, Promotional Event, etc.]   (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. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Sample image(s) or screenshots that utilized multiple media, if applicable
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Charitable Campaign of the Year [Fundraiser Event, Seasonal Promotion, Multi-channel Promotion, etc.]   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Sample image(s) or screenshots of event and/or promotional pieces (if applicable).
  • Marketing statement (maximum 250 words)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

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Best Model Home Merchandising   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )
This category is open to submission by both builders and associates and should be commissioned by a builder. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on price point.

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Cost per square foot without furnishing. Invoice may be requested for verification.
  • "As shown" price of model without furnishing
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact furnishing layout.
  • 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.
  • Link to a virtual tour, optional
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

  • Furnishings: selection of furniture, placement and space planning

Best Interior Design - Private Residence   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )
Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on size and/or square footage.

  1. Builder Member / Under 2,500 Sq. Ft.
  2. Builder Member / 2,500-5,000 Sq. Ft.
  3. Builder Member / Over 5,000 Sq. Ft.
  4. Associate Member / Under 2,500 Sq. Ft.
  5. Associate Member / 2,500-5,000 Sq. Ft.
  6. Associate Member / Over 5,000 Sq. Ft.
Submission Requirements
  • Square Footage
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact furnishing layout.
  • One (1) set of up to six (6) color prints displaying the living room, master, kitchen, etc. of your choice that will round out the "tour" of the home.
  • Link to a virtual tour, optional
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Staging for Sale - Model Home or Private Residence   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )
This category is open to submission by both builders and associates and should be commissioned by a homeowner or homebuilder. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on size of STAGED square footage of private home vs. model home for sale.

  1. Builder Member / Under 2,500 Sq. Ft.
  2. Builder Member / 2,500-5,000 Sq. Ft.
  3. Builder Member / Over 5,000 Sq. Ft.
  4. Associate Member / Under 2,500 Sq. Ft.
  5. Associate Member / 2,500-5,000 Sq. Ft.
  6. Associate Member / Over 5,000 Sq. Ft.
Submission Requirements
  • Square Footage
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact furnishing layout.
  • 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.
  • Link to a virtual tour, optional
  • Statement explaining the temporary staging's impact on potential buyer and influence of sale
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Design Center / Product Showroom   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) set of up to six (6) color prints displaying the design center
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact layout.
  • Statement explaining the Center's functionality, selection options and ease of use.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Sales / Information Center   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) set of up to six (6) color prints displaying the sales center
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact layout.
  • Statement explaining the Center's overall presentation, functionality, customer experience.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Multifamily Amenity Space / Clubhouse   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )
This category is open to submission by both builders and associates and should be commissioned by a developer or real estate investor. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based on size of community, market-rate or affordable categories.

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • Number of Units
  • One (1) set of up to six (6) color photos displaying the clubhouse or amenity spaces
  • One (1) floorplan showing exact layout.
  • Statement explaining the community's overall presentation, functionality, resident experience.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Best Special Feature [resort pool, media room, internet café, etc.]   (Associate Members $100 per entry) )
This category is open to submission by designers, builders or ASSOCIATES (i.e. landscaping, technology, pool/spa, etc.) and should be commissioned by a homebuilder, homeowner, developer or real estate investor. Depending on the submissions, multiple winners will be determined based category opportunities.

  1. Builder Member
  2. Associate Member
Submission Requirements
  • One (1) set of up to three (3) color photos
  • One (1) floorplan showing location of Special Feature as it relates to community or home
  • Statement explaining the Special Feature's overall impact, functionality, and effective integration into project.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

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Title Insurance Salesperson 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 closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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 closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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 closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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
BUILDERS and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - 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.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate
  • Candidate must be nominated by a Builder Member or Associate Member
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Shining Star Award
BUILDERS and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - 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.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Candidate must be nominated by a Builder Member or Associate Member
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Customer Service Award
BUILDERS and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - This award recognizes the company or employee 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 consumer 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
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Candidate must be nominated by a Builder Member or Associate Member
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.


INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

For the following INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT Categories, a two (2)-minute, self-recorded Video Submissions must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, July 28, 2021. See Category Requirements for details. Judges will review all entries, including video interviews, electronically. CLICK HERE for Video Submission Instructions.

Rookie Salesperson of the Year
Candidate can have no sales transactions with any builder, broker, MLS, etc. prior to July 1, 2020.
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • What has been the biggest lesson learned during your time in new home sales?
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Salesperson of the Year - Builder Member
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • What have you done to raise your effectiveness in sales that sets you apart from other sales professionals.
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Sales Team of the Year
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 signed by the builder/broker and comptroller (or equivalent financial officer) will be required with each entry.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • One (1) digital color photo of team.
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • What have you done to raise your effectiveness in sales that sets you apart from other sales professionals.
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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.
Submission Requirements

  • Open to Builders and Associates.
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • How do you manage the navigation of customer wants, budget, company desires for profit…all for the best outcome and customer satisfaction?
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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.
Submission Requirements

  • Open to Builder Members only
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • What parts of the process do your team excel at to create a positive experience for buyers.
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • Tell us about your role and contribution to the overall marketing objectives of the team.
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • Tell us about your role and contribution to the overall sales objectives of the team.
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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.
Submission Requirements

  • Percentage of online sales conversions verified by Sales Manager/Director. (for sales only)
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate submitted electronically
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • What is the most effective part of your process to connect buyers with product and community over the phone, chat or e-mail messages?
    • What are you doing better today as the result of accumulated experiences in these mediums?
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Marketing Manager/Director of the Year
Open to persons directly responsible for marketing and promoting their company's product.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • Describe the two or three most important steps in effective support to the sales efforts of your team that marketing typically undertakes.
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Sales Manager/Director of the Year
Open to persons with direct oversight of the sales staff.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • What is the most important factor in hiring and managing an effective salesperson?
    • How do you believe you excel as a manager?
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

NEW! Purchasing Manager/Director of the Year
Open to persons responsible for trade partner relationships, material acquisitions and cost control functions.
OPEN TO BUILDER and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Video Talking Points that candidate is required to communicate/answer in two (2)-minute Video Submission:
    • Describe the impact your role played in your company's performance this past year.
    • Give examples of how you are giving back and engaged with your local community, GOBA, SMC.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

Division President of the Year
Open to person with the title Division Manager, Division President, President, CEO, COO, Owner, Area Manager. Other title will require explanation connecting nominee to enterprise-wide leadership role. Nominee CANNOT be responsible for ONE FACES of SALES, CONSTRUCTION, MARKETING, SERVICE, LAND, ETC.
Submission Requirements

  • One (1) digital color photo of candidate.
  • One (1) submission per company
  • Company must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Nominee must be in the role for 2 or more years
  • Video Statements of Nomination from 3 individuals inside or outside the organization who work with nominee on a regular basis. Video Talking Points (1-minute per nominating individual) are required to communicate:
    • Give examples of how nominee gives back and engages with local community and GOBA.
    • Why nominee is a great leader.
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.com.

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Million Dollar Circle Award
Submission Requirements

  • Proof of closing volume and units at a minimum of one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 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.
  • Entrant must be a member of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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 one million dollars. An internal closing report dated July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 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.
  • All entrants must be members of the GOBA Sales & Marketing Council (contact cherry@greaterorlandoba.com to verify)
  • Complete online entry form and submit digital/electronic files of the above requirements at www.GOBAMajors.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.