We hope you’ll find the answer to your question below, but for anything that isn't there contact our awards team who'll be happy to help.
Each project can be entered into a maximum of four categories.
Entering the LABC Building Excellence Awards will:
- Help you gain recognition for your achievements
- Help increase your company's profile and reputation
- Reward your team for excellent work
- Give you the opportunity to network with clients and peers and help secure future business
- Give you a chance to qualify for our prestigious Grand Finals that attract over 800 attendees from England and Wales
And we know you want to give your entry the best chance of winning, so read on...
Yes - you can view the entry forms on Submittable (where the submission forms are hosted).
If you want to collate information for your entry before adding it to submittable, the links below show you the questions for each nomination type and are downloadable word documents.
- Best local builder or traditional craftsperson
- Construction professional of the year
- Best partnership with a Local Authority Building Control team
- Site based categories (please note the questions are the same for all seven site based categories not mentioned above).
No - there’s no fee for entering the awards.
Builders, architects, designers and anyone else involved in a construction project can submit an entry.
If you’re entering your own project or company, an email will be sent to the Head of your local authority building control department, who can endorse your entry.
If you’re not sure which local authority and LABC region your project is in, enter the postcode here: Find council by postcode search.
For best local builder, construction professional of the year and partnership categories, use the local authority you have a relationship with.
Stage 1: First you'll register your nomination for the LABC Building Excellence Awards via a short form on the LABC website. This gives us an idea of which nominations to expect.
Stage 2: You'll be given a link to create an account and start your nomination on the Submittable website where the entry form is hosted this year (you'll also receive an email with that link).
There are 10 categories in all, split into four different nomination types on the entry form.
One of these types is ‘Site based categories’.
When you choose this option a choice of all the site based categories appears (seven in total) and you can select the one/s you wish to enter.
A website called Submittable hosts our awards entry forms and it could be that the email from Submittable (the one with the link) has ended up in your junk or spam folders.
Have a look and add Submittable to your contacts list for good measure (or ask your IT department to whitelist Submittable). If you still haven't been able to trace the email, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember that this is a two-stage process and you may only have registered for Stage 1 on the LABC website. To register for Stage 2, click here.
If you want someone else to add information you can provide them with your login details and they can then contribute to the form.
When they have done this you can reset your password to ensure security.
Yes, when you begin your entry you'll be able to save it as a draft before you submit, but beware that you can only do this for one nomination per category at a time on Submittable (where our Awards entry forms are hosted).
When you log back in and go to the category page you'll be able to see your draft submission.
This depends on the nomination type. If you want to enter up to four of the site based categories you can do this using one form as the questions are the same for each category.
If you’d like to enter LABC construction professional of the year, Best local builder, or the Best partnership category, you’ll need to submit separate forms as these categories have different questions.
To get back into your entry, you'll go the Submittable website and scroll down to the category you were working on. You'll see that the information you've already entered but not submitted is still there for you to complete.
Once you've submitted that entry you can start on another, but you won't be able to work on two at once. (Gather all your information elsewhere so that it's ready for your next entry if you have one.)
This could be a slow internet connection and the photos will upload eventually.
However if this turns out not to be the case, get in touch with us.
The entry requirements for the 2020 LABC Building Excellence Awards are:
- Building control work will have been carried out by a local authority building control team (not by an approved inspector).
- Projects will have been completed between 1 January and 31 December 2019.
- Entries will have been submitted via the online form. Read How to make a winning entry for inspiration.
Your submission will be given a status by Submittable, depending on what's happening to your form in the LABC office.
To view the status, log back into Submittable.
We don't make use of all the Submittable statuses, but what you may well see are:
New - we've received your form and will be reviewing it shortly
In-progress - we've seen your form and are in the process of reviewing it.
We recommend gathering together your information before completing the form - especially if you're submitting more than one nomination per category.
This is because Submittable, who host our awards submissions, only save one draft per category.
That means you’ll need to submit one entry before starting the next.