Craftsmanship Criteria


Craftsmanship Award candidates are individuals primarily responsible for the project and must have performed “hands-on” work contributing to the excellence of the project.

A Craftsman may be nominated for any specific craft executed on a project completed during the last two years. The project must be within one (1) hour or less driving time from Towson and within the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Nominees do not have to be BC&E members to win.

The Craftsmanship Committee will judge the nominated work in June. Winners will be notified in early August.

Individuals submitting nominations are responsible for notifying the Craftsman and the Craftsman’s employer that they have been nominated.

Nominations for concealed work should be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks prior to being covered, allowing sufficient time for inspection by the Craftsmanship Committee. Craftsmanship Committee inspections can be scheduled throughout the year.

Individuals submitting nominations must obtain proper consent for site access to allow the Craftsmanship Committee to judge the work, as well as permission for BC&E to take photos and videos of the work to be used during the awards ceremony and in marketing materials.

A knowledgeable representative of the Craftsman’s work and the overall project must be present during the BC&E Craftsmanship Committee’s inspection. It is suggested that the Craftsman also attends the presentation.

The Craftsmanship Committee will only consider projects that are constructed and maintained in safe and orderly conditions. If the committee decides that a project does not meet minimal safety standards, the project will not be eligible for consideration.

All nominations must be received with payment: $125 per entry for BC&E members to nominate and $175 per entry for non-members to nominate. Checks should be made payable to Building Congress & Exchange. Multiple entries can be paid with a single check. There are no refunds after nomination submissions have been made.

Nominations should be emailed to Elisabeth Wainwright at Nominations can be mailed to 6030 Marshalee Dr., Box 208, Elkridge, MD 21075. Emailed nominations are preferred.