ICRI 2016 Project Awards Rules
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Click here to download the 2016 Project Awards Entry Packet and entry forms. Deadline for entries is Monday, May 2, 2016, 5:00 pm EDT.

  1. Project qualifications. The project must either be completed after January 1, 2014, or substantially complete before March 31, 2016. The project must not have previously won an ICRI award, except for projects secondarily submitted in the Longevity category. Entries in the Longevity category must have been completed prior to December 31, 2006. Entries will be judged on uniqueness, use of state-of-the-art methods, use of materials, functionality, value engineering, and aesthetics.

  2. Submitting company. Entries must be submitted by a company member of ICRI. The portion of the repair project which is performed by the submitting company must amount to at least 25% of the project cost. (Project cost does not apply to design firms or owners.) For purposes of this determination, a subcontract for the repair portion of a larger project will be considered to be the project.

  3. Owner permission. Written permission from the project’s owner MUST be included with the entry.

  4. Entry requirements. Each entry MUST include:
    • One copy of the entry form Part I in a sealed envelope;
    • 7 copies of entry form Part II (one in each binder, entries are only one category);
    • 7 copies of the project description with photos (see Rule 5 below)(one in each binder);
    • The entry fee of $200 U.S.;
    • One electronic version of entry, text only (MS Word or Word Perfect) on a disk/thumb drive. This can be the same disk you use with submitting digital photographs and the 300 word abstract; and

    An abstract of the project, not to exceed 300 words, must be included with the submission.

    Entries must be submitted in 3-ring binders (or international equivalent). (7 copies of entry, each in separate binder)

    All entries must be submitted in English

  5. Project Description (including written description, photographs, and drawings): The project description shall conform to the following:

    • Submittal shall be in 8.5 x 11 inch (or metric equivalent) format, with the exception of drawings that may be 11 x 17 inch and folded.

    • The written description of the project must not exceed 2000 words. However, the more detailed an entry is concerning technical aspects, special features, uniqueness, etc., without exceeding 2000 words, the better informed the judges will be in making their determinations.

    • A maximum total of 15 images can be included within the body of the text or as appendices. Images may consist of photographs, figures, and/or drawings. Photographs inserted into other photographs/images shall be considered a separate image for counting purposes. Cover photos shall be excluded from this requirement.

    • Cover shall contain the project title and a maximum of 2 photographs and/or figures. No information regarding project participants shall be on the cover.

    • Along with your entry, you must submit separate copies of all photographs on a disk. It is preferred to have pictures with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater with your submittal. These photos are also used in the presentation and publicity of winning entries; therefore, only good quality prints should be selected, at least one of which depicts the completed project. If copyright is not owned by the submitter, permission to use must be included with the submission. Video tapes of projects will not be accepted as documentation for judging.

    • In addition, one photo should be marked by entrant as photo to use for award plaque if the project is chosen as an award recipient. This photo should be landscape oriented, not portrait. Also, ICRI displays posters of the winning entries at the Fall Convention. Please mark six (6) photos to be used on these posters.

  6. Participant identification. To ensure fairness in judging, all participant identification (Part I) is sub­mitted separately and is not seen by the judges. There­fore, entries must be prepared so that company and product names (of submitting company or project partners) do not appear anywhere except for Entry Form I. Product literature should not be submitted, and photos MUST not display company logos or product identification.

  7. Judging.
    • Project of the Year: This award is given to the project that is judged to be the best of all projects submitted.

    • The top three projects chosen by the judges will be notified during the standard awards notification period. The second runner-up, first runner-up, and Project of the Year will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the ICRI Fall Convention

    • Award of Excellence: This award is given to the project that is judged to be the best (highest score) in a particular category, and in the opinion of the judges, is worthy of an Award of Excellence. One Award of Excellence may be given in each category; however, categories are not required to have awardees.

    • Award of Merit: This award is given to the project that is judged to be worthy of an Award in a particular category, but not the Award of excellence. More than one Award of Merit may be given in any category.

  8. Winning entries. An article featuring each award-winning project will be placed in the November/ December issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin. Project descriptions submitted with entries should be written with this in mind to minimize major rewriting for publication. Winning entries will also have a poster made from their entry displayed during the Awards Banquet Reception immediately preceding the Banquet.

  9. Additional participants. A maximum of five (5) participants in the project will be recognized in the awards program, Concrete Repair Bulletin, or other publicity. The names and locations of the project owner, designer, contractor, and material supplier should be included with the submission. Please make sure this information is complete and correct. If a participant is not listed with the original entry, they will not appear in the Awards Program Book or the Concrete Repair Bulletin. Exceptions to this rule will be made only by vote of the Awards Committee, whose decision will be final.

  10. Deadline. Submit entries to ICRI Awards, 9700 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 210, Rosemont, IL 60018. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Monday, May 2, 2016. Winners will be notified around the beginning of August.

  11. Any submission that does not fully comply with the rules will be returned.

Early entry is encouraged to allow time for revision and re-submission in the event that the original entry is rejected due to noncompliance.

Click here to download the 2016 Project Awards Entry Packet and entry forms. Deadline for entries is Monday, May 2, 2016, 5:00 pm EDT.

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