Contest Rules

• All entries must be received at the HBASC office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.

• Early bird entry registrations must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 6th, with all supporting documentation arriving by August 23, 2021.

• You must be a member of the HBASC in good standing.

• All entries must be homes/communities/businesses located in South Carolina.

• All entries must have been completed between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

• The early bird registration fees (received by August 6th are $400 for green building, new home and remodel project categories; $175 for sales & marketing categories; and $1,400 for the subdivision/community category. After August 6th, contest fees are $550 for green building, new home and remodel project categories; $200 for sales & marketing categories; and $1,500 for the subdivision/community category.

• If registering more than one entry, one payment can be submitted. The entry fee is non-refundable.

• Accepted forms of payment include: check, money order, VISA and MasterCard. (3% convenience fee added to credit card)

• Checks should be made payable to the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.

• Categories for all Custom Home entries are based on the completed cost of the construction excluding cost of lot/land.

• Categories for Semi-Custom Home entries are based on the published sales price.

• Entrants are required to provide five professional quality color photographs for each entry. Files should be saved at 600 dpi in .jpg format. Remodel project entry photos should be before- and after-shots.

• Provide the preferred building elevation, a rendering or sketch and floor plans. Descriptive plans, sections and elevations to explain the construction challenges may be included.

• Include a list of all subcontractors and suppliers (HBA members and non-members).

• All Semi-Custom entries must include a copy of an advertisement that provides proof of published sales price.

• All Green Building entries must provide proof of the green certification program used on the project and proof of HERS rating/home energy performance test results.

• Sales & Marketing entries must submit the required documentation as indicated under category descriptions.

• All supporting documentation must be submitted on a Dropbox folder that is clearly labeled with the company name and respective category shared with No hard copy photos will be accepted.

• A failure to adhere to the contest rules, category descriptions or time limits will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees.

• Entries become the property of HBASC, and will not be returned.


Home Construction

Green Building

1. Best Overall

2. Best Achievement in Energy Efficiency


New Homes

3. $249,999 and under

4. $250,000 to $399,999

5. $400,000 to $549,999

6. $550,000 to $699,999

7. $700,000 to $849,999

8. $850,000 to $999,999

9. 1 million to $1,499,999

10. 1.5 million to $1,999,999

11. 2 million to $2,499,999

12. 2.5 million to $2,999,999

13. 3 million to $3,499,999

14. 3.5 million to $3,999.999

15. 4 million to $4,499,999

16. 4.5 million to $4,999,999

17. 5 million and above


Remodel Projects

18. $99,999 and under

19. $100,000 to $199.999

20. $200,000 to $299,999

21. $300,000 to $399,999

22. $400,000 to $499,999

23. $500,000 and above



Marketing Categories


Best Logo

24. Community

25. Builder/Developer

26. Associate



27. Best Billboard

28. Best Radio Spot

29. Best TV or Video

30. Best Print Communication (brochure, direct mail, newspaper or magazine)

31. Best Overall Campaign (must include three different media)


Best Website

32. Community

33. Builder/Developer

34. Associate

35. Best Sales/Information Center


Community/Model Homes

36. Best Entrance

37. Best Sales Center

38. Best Interior Merchandising

39. Community/Subdivision of the Year


Social Media

40. Best Social Promotionor Campaign/Community

41. Best Social Promotionor Campaign/Builder

42. Best Social Promotionor Campaign/Associate


Entry forms can be found at