Entry Rules

The following are the rules for the 20th Annual Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence (CARE) program presented by the Custom Builder & Remodeler Council(CBRC) of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver(HBA). This is the largest awards program in Colorado to focus exclusively on the remodeling industry. Each year this program recognizes excellence in design and construction of residential and light commercial remodeling and renovation projects. Entrants need not be a member of the HBA to enter, although additional recognition and discounts are available for HBA members. See category list for details on discounts and recognition.


A jury of professionals in the remodeling and renovation industry will select the winners. There is no minimum or maximum number of awards for each category. Judges may move an entry to the secondary category. Judges may choose not to award in any category. Decisions of judges are final.

Judging criteria will include:

  • Strength of design ideas
  • Aesthetic and market appeal
  • Sensitivity to existing structure
  • Appropriate use of existing building elements
  • Function and flow
  • Craftsmanship
  • Overall presentation and compliance with entry requirements


Winning projects will be honored at the Awards Reception on September 28th at CU South Denver, formerly The Wildlife Experience. Winning projects will receive plaques for all paid participants. All award winning entries will be exhibited throughout the year at Remodelers Council functions as well as other appropriate venues. The award-winning projects will be posted on the website at www.thecareawards.com. Press releases and photos of winning projects will be shared via local, national and social media.


Remodeling contractors, architects, designers, homeowners, builders, developers, planners, kitchen and bath specialists, interior designers and other remodeling professionals may submit entries. Joint entries are strongly encouraged to recognize the whole remodeling team. Projects completed after December 31, 2012, are eligible for this year’s competition. Projects that were entered but did not win previous CARE Awards are eligible. Previous winning projects are not eligible.


August 15, 2017 — Midnight is the extended, LAST CALL DEADLINE for receipt of completed primary entry submittals. Primary entries received after deadline will not be judged nor will entry fees be refunded.


Your assigned entry number must appear on all materials.  All entry materials must be labeled with the assigned entry number – Example: 01-1005
Digital images saved at 300 dpi – sized to at 1800 pixels wide – saved at 300 dpi JPEG format ONLY. All plans should be saved as high resolution PDF – 8 ½” x 11”

Images should be named with your Category number, entry serial and sequence number or description.

01-1005_2.jpg (thru 8 images)
01-1005_teamform.doc OR .pdf

Your entry materials are due by August 15, 2017.

Materials for all entries include:
• Team/Project Information Form
• Photo Release Form
• Digital Files — site plan, floor plan, and photo images required.


We suggest you submit your entry materials via file sharing services.

FTP, Dropbox, or Hightail are all acceptable methods – send link for download to Lisa@TeamPMP.com

If you have any questions during the process please feel free to contact our offices.

Lisa Parrish | Administrator
909.987.2758 or 800.658.2751


All materials submitted to the Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence become property of the contest and sponsors who assume, though non-exclusive, rights to reproduce and distribute selected images in print and electronic form to media outlets to publicize the winners of the competition (see photo release).


  • Entrant fills out their entry and payment information
  • After the information is submitted, it is automatically stored within a secure database and an alert is sent to the entrant with the entry serial numbers, submittal process and receipt.


HBA member fees are $100 per entry and $200 for non-members, if entering by August 8th. Non-members can save $100 per entry by joining the HBA Now! In addition, Metro Denver HBA Remodelers Council members enjoy an additional $25 discount on entries. Join CBRC Now!

Enter today! Late primary entries accepted until August 15th for additional $25 fee per entry for HBA and CBRC members, and an additional $50 fee per entry for non-HBA Members.

Joint entries are strongly encouraged as only Primary Entrants and paid Co-Entrants* will be recognized. Only Co-Entrants* may enter after August 15th Deadline, but must enter by September 1, 2017. Entry fees are non-refundable.

*Co-Entrants must receive Co-Entrant entry form from the Primary Entrant after Primary Entrant has entered.  Co-Entrant entry forms are sent to the Primary Entrant along with entry receipt.


To ensure fair and impartial judging, company and/or individual names must not appear in any photo-graph or any other entry material to be judged. Company and/or individual names must appear on the Team/Project Information Sheet that will not be seen by the judges. Use your entry category and number for identification for all other materials. The judges reserve the right to reject any entries that do not abide by the rules.

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