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2019 Criteria

2019 Call For Entries Criteria

2019 Homeowner Permission Form


The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Vancouver Island (CHBA-VI) is pleased to invite all professional member companies involved in the residential building industry to participate in the 2019 VIBE Awards.  As a professional Home Builders’ Association, we promote industry best practices. We want to recognize those builders who consistently focus on quality, durability and techniques.

For more information on joining the CHBA-VI or questions regarding your entry please contact our office at: 250-755-1366.



  • Projects and products built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed for the period of February 1, 2017-
    February 1, 2019 are eligible for the 2019 VIBE Awards.

  • A building permit must be in place for any pre-sale marketing.

  • For categories 1 through 6, the project must be substantially completed (possession has taken place).

  • Any entry in a specific category from a previous year eligible to be entered in the same category for this year’s competition; however, a could be entered from the same project (i.e. If you entered Best Townhouse Development last year, Phase 2 of the same development could enter Best Townhouse Development again this year as long as additional phases have substantial differences).

  • Entries must include Homeowner and/or Builder permission forms (see specific categories).

  • Entries must be from within the jurisdiction of Vancouver Island Regional Districts.

Entry Date Requirements

The online entry form closes at Midnight on February 19th, 2019. All completed online entry forms must be submitted by this time. There will be no extensions.

All remaining entry requirements, including fees and uploaded photos must be received no later than noon  February 20th, 2019.

Please send the remaining entry requirements to:

The VIBE Awards

c/o Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Vancouver Island

170 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B1

Entry Fees

For categories 1 to 25:

CHBA Member: $195 plus GST

Non-Member:    $350 plus GST

For categories 26 to 30:

CHBA Member: $195 plus GST

*No non-members can enter these categories

  • One payment including all entry fees is sufficient for multiple entries

  • You may pay by Visa, MasterCard or cheque

  • Please include your category and entry number(s) with your payment

Entry Preparation

  • Entry materials for all categories must be anonymous.

  • Inclusion of company names and addresses anywhere in or on the entry materials other than the entry form is forbidden.

  • Company names or logos on floor plans, digital images, or in project descriptions should be removed.Entries that do not adhere to this will not be judged.

  • Complete the online entry form first before you label any entry materials.

  • You will receive a confirmation email with your auto-generated ID number. You will label all remaining materials/entry requirements with this number (This will ensure complete anonymity of your entry once it is received.)

Entry Form

  • Enter the 2019 VIBE Awards online at www.vibeawards.ca

  • The online entry form will be live on November 20, 2018.

  • Information entered on the entry form will be printed for news releases, newspapers, publications, certificates and trophies. Take extra care to ensure all spelling is correct before you submit each entry. Please UPPERCASE.

  • Corrections cannot be made after the entry has been submitted

  • Total word count for all project description text boxes cannot exceed 300 words.

  • Bullet form is recommended.

  • The text you submit should describe the project and specifically state how it meets the category criteria.

  • Project descriptions will be read out loud while the judges are viewing the digital images and all other entry requirements. It is recommended that where possible your text should match your digital submission.

  • A 2-3 bullet point Summary Description should be submitted with each entry (a maximum of 50 words total). The summary description will be used in announcing the finalists and winning entries as well as on the finalist photo gallery at the Awards Gala.

Digital Submission Criteria

  • Digital images for your submission must be uploaded to the VIBE Awards online entry form’s server and

  • You will not be able to upload more than the required amount of images requested by each category.

  • Images can be horizontal or vertical.

  • Exterior dusk images may be used as long as the judges are able to see features of the exterior of the project. Night time images are not recommended.

  • Images to be saved @ which allows for proper optimization for judging, website and gala presentations.

  • Save as a high-quality JPEG file. Do not submit pdf, tiff, gif, psd or any other file formats. Do not send re-formatted images that have been cropped and layered with borders or frames.

  • All images must be anonymous. in your images except the “before” images for the renovation categories and marketing categories.

  • DO NOT submit black and white or gray scale images, renderings, and digitally enhanced or high-definition images. Do not submit black and white “before” images for renovation categories. They will not be judged.

PLANS: Floor, Site, Landscape, etc...

  • All plans must be submitted on 8 1⁄2 X 11” white paper only.

  • Submit simple and easy to read floor plans (i.e. Remove identifying information, all take-off dimensions and extraneous details, judges are looking at the layout)

  • Submit three (3) collated and stapled sets.


  • Each entry will be judged on its own merit, based solely on entry materials provided.

  • Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of highly qualified British Columbia judges external to Vancouver Island, selected for their individual expertise.

  • An accounting firm chosen by CHBA-VI will monitor the judging. No others will be allowed to observe the judging of entries.

  • Decisions of the VIBE Awards judges are final.


  • cancel, combine or split any category due to numerous or insufficient number of entries or at the judges’ discretion;

  • withdraw a particular category if all the entries submitted do not meet the criteria or are not of a standard that recognizes excellence;

  • withdraw any entries if they do not meet the criteria or are not of a standard that recognizes excellence;

  • withdraw a particular entry if it does not meet the digital image submission specifications.

  • request any additional information it deems necessary to confirm the information contained in any submission.

  • Judges may also re-categorize any entry if, in their opinion, it has been entered in the wrong category, or if it is more appropriate in another category.

    Return of Entry Material

All materials submitted become the sole property of CHBA-VI and the VIBE Awards. CHBA-VI and the VIBE Awards reserve the right to use any or all of the entrants’ materials for the promotion of current and future VIBE Awards. Materials submitted will not be returned.

It is important to the integrity of the residential construction industry that all entrants conduct themselves in such a way as to demonstrate good business practices. If it can be demonstrated at any time up to and after the final awarding of the VIBE Awards trophy that there are business practices detrimental to the integrity of the industry, that participant will be disqualified.

VIBE Awards entrants and participants are required to accept all decisions by CHBA VI and the VIBE Awards as final and binding. By entering the VIBE Awards, the entrant has acknowledged and agreed to the rules and terms set out.

The 2019 VIBE Awards Gala evening is scheduled for April 27th, 2019 at The Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling CHBA-VI beginning February 01, 2019.

  • At the awards ceremony, only the winning, primary entrant will receive the VIBE Awards trophy. Associate entrants of finalists and winners can purchase certificates and trophies following the event. All trophies and certificates purchased by associate entrants will also contain the name of the winning, primary entrant.Contact the CHBA-VI office to arrange for purchase.

  • All entrants, finalists and winners of the VIBE Awards are encouraged to enter the provincial Georgie Awards® and the CHBA National Awards of Excellence.