Project entries are judged by project descriptions, digital images and supporting documentation. The judges score each project entry following the category criteria from the call for entries and on-line entry form. Points for each criteria range from one to six depending on the judges' discretion on how each project entry successfully meets the category criteria.
The Grand Georgie Awards® are decided by a culmination of points scored in relevant categories entered (60 per cent) and from the judges overall consideration of the project (40 per cent).
The Builder of the Year and Renovator of the Year categories have a customer choice component (they must enter the Customer Choice Georgie Awards®
Avid® category to be eligible for Builder of the Year or Renovator of the Year categories) and are scored accordingly:
30% - culmination of points scored in relevant categories
30% - judges overall consideration of the company's industry and community involvement, pursuit of professional development, education & training and certification.
40% - Customer Choice score
The Customer Choice program was initiated by CHBA BC in 2007. In 2010, we partnered with Avid® Ratings to create the Customer Choice Georgie Awards®
Avid®. Builders and renovators are required to submit a list of all completed homes/projects that they have completed during the required time frame as set out by the Customer Choice Georgie Awards®
Avid® criteria. Avid Ratings polls the homeowners and renovation clients and tabulates results based on surveys. The builder and renovator with the highest customer choice results wins the Georgie Award in the relevant Customer Choice Georgie Awards®
Avid® category. Builders and renovators also have access to a comprehensive, real time, on-line reporting system that displays the results from their customers' surveys.
In each category, up to five project entries with the highest scores will be deemed the Georgie Awards® Finalists for that category. Of these finalists, the one with the highest point score will win the Georgie Award.
Winners & Finalists