2021 Construction Excellence Awards
Submission Deadline09/17/2021

2021 Construction Excellence Awards

We are excited to offer our 2021 Construction Excellence Award Categories. The awards categories are divided in to two main groups: Project-Based Awards and Program-Based Awards. Additionally, we are offering the Affiliate of the Year again for the second time. You are invited to submit for as many awards as you like, but must complete an entry form for each individual category. Submissions will be accepted until September 10, 2021. Submission cost is $400. 

The 24th Annual Construction Excellence Awards is the premier construction awards program, recognizing excellence in construction and safety. The Excellence Awards Program is dedicated to creating greater awareness throughout the region of the quality workmanship produced by GBCA member companies.


The Construction Excellence Awards are open to General Building Contractors Association members (GBCA) in good standing only.
All projects must be located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, or Eastern Maryland and must be substantially completed between January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021


September 17: Deadline for Award Submissions

October 1: Winners will be notified

October 28: Construction Excellence Awards Celebration

October 28 - December 28: Winners will be spotlighted on a weekly basis

Tips for Building Awards Submission

Writing Tips

  • The quality of the submission can “make or break” even the best project, so clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing is a must! 
  • With a strong outline to begin with, you can embellish each point and create a logical order for each explanation. 
  • If you had to tell a colleague what made your project unique and interesting, what would you say first? Highlight those salient points in your opening statements. 
  • Wherever possible, describe your role and what you did that was unusual, difficult, or above and beyond your expected duties in order to sole a problem or achieve client satisfaction. 
  • Submissions come alive in the details. Be sure to communicate heights, widths, distances, sizes, shapes, materials used, etc. to give the judges a true image of the project. 


  • The judging panel consists of industry professionals who are unaffiliated with the applicants 
  • Notes about the judging process: 
    • Judges will familiarize themselves with the electronic submissions.
    • Submissions are evaluated and scored by each judge.
    • If there is not a clear winner based on the judge's scores alone, a short list of finalists will be chosen. 
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