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Welcome to the 2017 Lee BIA Industry Awards

The Lee BIA Industry Awards honor building and construction industry professionals who make superior contributions to the residential home building and commercial construction industry in sales, marketing, design and outstanding achievement, both individual and corporate. BIA Industry Award recipients will be recognized with either a Pinnacle Award for residential excellence or a Summit Award for top honors in the commercial sector. This year we have also added the Million Dollar Circle Awards for new home sales professionals.

The 2017 BIA Industry Awards will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Hyatt Coconut Point. Entries are encouraged from the following members...

Builders — Developers — Commercial Contractors — Remodelers — Associates — Ad and PR Agencies — Sub-contractors — Banks/Mortgage Companies — Title Companies — Products & Service Providers — Marketing Companies — Publications — On-site Sales Professionals — REALTORS® and More!

Membership in the BIA Sales & Marketing Council is required to enter the Pinnacle awards. See details below*

Pinnacle Award

The Pinnacle Awards

The Pinnacle Awards were created by the Sales & Marketing Council of the BIA in 1990 and provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellence in the residential building industry. These prestigious awards pay tribute to Building Industry Association members for excellence in residential design, new home sales and marketing from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.See Membership Requirements below.

The Summit Awards

The Summit Awards were created by the Commercial Contractors Council of the BIA in 2006 and provide an opportunity to recognize excellence in the commercial building industry. These unique awards pay tribute to the BIA members who have obtained an outstanding high level of quality and success in commercial building, planning and design July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. See Membership Requirements below.

Summit Awards

Membership Requirements & Geographic Boundaries for Industry Awards Entries:

All entrant companies must be a member of the Lee BIA.

Lee BIA Sales & Marketing Council Membership* (at least one person in the company) is required for companies entering any Pinnacle Awards (Marketing & Design for Residential). Individual membership in the SMC is required for all Residential Individual Achievement & Million Dollar Circle Sales Awards entrants.

SMC Membership is NOT Required for Summit Awards (commercial, remodeling or individual achievement).

The geographic boundaries for the Industry Awards are Lee, Glades, Hendry and Collier Counties.

*SMC Dues are $75 per person annually and the company must be an active Lee BIA member. All fees are non-refundable and checks should be made payable to the Lee BIA. The Association also accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Entry Preparation Procedures

Carefully review all preparation procedures before preparing and submitting your entry. Please note all images must be saved in JPEG, PNG, or PDF format — no Word, Excel, or TIFF files will be accepted by the system. Files should be no larger than 2 MB. Optimum image size is 1280 x 960 and 72 dpi for online viewing.

You will be able to submit an entry and then retrieve it at a later time for editing by using your email address and a password you will set up when submitting your first entry. You will also use that same log-in to submit additional entries.

Entries will not be considered fully submitted and released for judging until invoice is paid.

Lee BIA Industry Awards Entry Information

Deadline & Submittal Process

All Entries (except Million Dollar Circle)
Friday, September 1, 2017
Projects finished/published from
July 1, 2016 — June 30, 2017

Million Dollar Sales Awards:
Friday, October 13, 2017

Entrant Sales recorded from
July 1, 2016 — June 31, 2017

For BIA Questions or Website Assistance
Contact Gayla Lees, Industry Awards Project Manager
Email contact preferred: gaylalees@gmail.com
Phone if needed: 239-691-8587

Entry Fees

1-3 Entries$250 each
Additional entries$200 each
Million Dollar Circle$25 each

Any late entries will be $300 each if able to still be received. No guarantees past October 6th.

Publishing Rights & Return of Materials

All entry materials, become the property of the Lee BIA Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) and entrants grant permission for the SMC and/or Lee BIA to publish or reproduce entries in any Lee BIA publication and/or in any trade or consumer publication.