Judging Procedure

Judges for the Housing Design Awards will consist of respected qualified, independent representatives from both within and outside the Canadian Home Builders' Association membership. Judges will only be chosen from outside of our region to ensure objectivity and may not be affiliated with any PKHBA member in any way. The judges may include builders, renovators, architects, planners, interior designers, educators, and other individuals considered to be appropriate by the Housing Design Awards Advisory Council. Up to three finalists will be selected per award category. Judges will not judge consecutive awards seasons. 

Judging will take place completely online with no collaboration between the judges ensuring that each awards submission receives fair and un-biased consideration. Entries will be judged according to the criteria set out for each award. Decisions of the judging panel will be final.

In cases where only one submission has been received for a category, an award may still be given in that category provided the scoring of the judges meets a minimum score threshold based on the average of scores from other categories within that group. In the case where no other similar categories exist, the score must be at least 75%.

Scoring will be available to finalists for their own submission only upon written request following the Awards Gala.