Craftsmanship Awards Rules & Criteria
The Craftsmanship Award candidates may be an INDIVIDUAL or TEAM that performed “hands-on” work contributing to the project’s excellence. The nomination will be judged on the scope of work.
The Craftsmanship Award nominees may self-nominate. The Overall Building Award submission must be submitted by the General Contractor, Acting General Contractor or Construction Manager.
The Overall Building Award is given to either new construction or renovation of an overall building encompassing several different trades. Each Overall Building Award nomination must have at least two nominations for Craftsmanship Awards.
The project must be located in one of the following Maryland jurisdictions: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County Howard County, Montgomery County or Prince George’s County.
While the nominees do not have to be from a BC&E member firm to win, the owner, general contractor, architect, engineer or craftsman’s firm affiliated with the project must be a BC&E member.
The Craftsmanship scope of work or the project must have been completed between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2023.
Your Craftsmanship Award and/or Overall Building Award submissions should include the owner, general contractor, engineer and architect. Be sure to get the proper permissions and let all parties involved know that you are submitting.
Individuals submitting nominations are responsible for notifying the trades employer that their employee or team have been nominated.
A knowledgeable representative of the Craftsmanship scope of work or the overall project must be willing to provide a five-minute overview of the nominated work for the Craftsmanship Committee’s judging process.
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.
Your submission should include high-resolution photos that highlight the construction process and the finished project, including special techniques or unique conditions. Provide any other relevant marketing materials or additional supporting information including brochures, floor plans, renderings and site plans that can help in the judging process.
Individuals submitting nominations must obtain proper consent for photo use to allow the Craftsmanship Committee to judge the work, as well as permission for BC&E to use the photos and videos of the work during the awards ceremony and in marketing materials.
All nominations must be received with payment: $195 per nomination. There is no additional cost to submit for the Overall Building Award.
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 can be submitted online at bcebatimore.org/craftsmanship. Nominations may also be emailed to Elisabeth Wainwright at email@example.com or mailed to:
Building Congress and Exchange
6030 Marshalee Dr., Suite 208
Elkridge, MD 21075
Online submissions are preferred.
The Craftsmanship Awards Ceremony will take place on October 26, 2023.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 Craftsmanship Awards.