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GVHBA seeking Ovation Award nominees

The Ovation Awards will be handed out during a gala dinner in April 2013. - Martin Knowles
The Ovation Awards will be handed out during a gala dinner in April 2013.
— image credit: Martin Knowles

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association is inviting its members to send in nominations for the 2013 Ovation Awards.

The awards honour the best in new-home construction and renovations in Metro Vancouver, and are judged by a panel of experts from outside of the region. Among the 45 categories this year will be awards recognizing renovations of all types, interior design, marketing and new construction. Sample awards include Best Custom Home: Under $500,000, Best Exterior Renovation and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated.

This year, the GVHBA will hand out the People's Choice Award as one of their Grand Ovation Awards, which will give the public a chance to vote for their favourite new or renovated project. The Grand Ovation awards will also honour the RenoMark Residential Renovator of the Year (Small Volume and Large Volume), Custom Home Builder of the Year, Single-Family Home Builder of the Year and Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year.

There will also be three Special Achievement Awards: the BC Housing Award for Excellence in Creating Affordable Housing, the FortisBC Award for Excellent in Energy Efficiency for New Construction and the Sustainable and Innovative Community Development Award.

The requirements for submission differ depending on the category, so interested members are asked to visit the GVHBA website at www.gvhba.org/ovationawards for more information.

Entries must be received by Dec. 17. The winners will be announced at the Ovation Awards gala on April 20, 2013.

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