Can any company enter the Okanagan Housing Awards?
Participation in the Okanagan Housing Awards is limited to CHBA-CO Members. Interested companies can apply here.
What's new this year?
We've added a few new awards to recognize excellence in a number of categories. This years addition includes:
- Excellence in Residential Building Design - Over / Under 5,000 square feet.
- Changes to awards entry formatting (photo limits, word count, photo file sizes)
How do I create an account?
Click here to find the "create account" form. Fill in your name, contact information, and email and password, and you're set! When you sign up, you'll be logged in automatically and can start creating your entries right away.
Where do I go to submit entries?
When you first log into your account, you'll see a "Start a new entry" form. Simply choose which category you want to enter, give your entry a title, and click the "Start" button. In the form that loads, you will find all the information you need in order to submit an entry to your selected category. You don't have to complete your entry all in one sitting. Hit the "Save" button any time, and come back to it later.
When you're finished, tap the "Add to cart" button at the bottom of the entry form. Your entries are considered "officially entered" once payment for your entry fees has been received.
How do I pay?
There are two payment options: by credit card at checkout or invoice. If an invoice is preferred click the "Invoice me" button. This will send an email to us automatically informing us that you'd like to pay by invoice. You'll receive an email, too, as a record of your invoice request. Once you have your invoice, payment can be made accordingly.
Once we've received your payment, your entries will be available to our judges. Submissions will not be judged if payment is not received.
Can I make changes to my entry after I've submitted it?
Yes, you can continue to edit your entries until the submission deadline. After the deadline, you will be able to view your entries, but the editing controls will be disabled.
Do I need any kind of special software to make my entries?
This awards system is entirely web-based. You can create your entries on your phone, iPad, laptop, or any computer. All you need is a browser.
How do you protect my information?
Your account is protected by industry-leading 4096-bit encryption, and the entire system is backed up every day.