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Winner Selection

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 Custom Builder of the Year award is decided by product/project scores (60 per cent) and from the judges' overall consideration of the company's industry and community involvement, pursuit of professional development, education & training and certification. (40 per cent).

The Renovator of the Year and Large Volume Builder of the Year categories have a customer choice component (they must enter the Customer Choice Georgie Awards® powered by Avid® category) and are scored accordingly:
30 per cent - product/project scores in relevant categories
30 per cent - judges' overall consideration of the company's industry and community involvement, pursuit of professional development, education & training and certification
40 per cent - 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® powered by 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® powered by Avid® criteria. Avid® Ratings Canada polls the homeowners and renovation clients and tabulates results based on surveys. The participants with the highest Avid® Index scores will win the Georgie Award for the relevant Customer Choice category, providing their Avid® Index score meets or exceeds the 75th percentile threshold of Avid Index scores from Avid’s national database for Canada. Builders and renovators who use Avid's services, 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 score will win the Georgie Award.
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