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Contractor of the Year Awards

Our members are encouraged to compete for the prestigious CotY Awards, recognizing achievements for remodeling projects.

What Are the CotY Awards?

NARI Atlanta contractors and their team members vie for the prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards on an annual basis. Remodeling improvements, additions or elements added to an existing home, historical or commercial structure can be submitted in 48 Categories.

An impartial panel of judges, who are experts within the industry and associated fields, select winners based on each entrants presentation, which includes “before and after” photography, project details, client needs analysis, design, and technical descriptions. Judging focuses on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and quality of entry presentation.

NARI Atlanta CotY entrants also have an opportunity to enter their projects for NARI Regional and National awards. The Atlanta competition project completion dates are: July 1, 2018 - October 19, 2020. (The NARI National competition project completion dates are: December 1, 2018 - November 30, 2020.)

How Do I Enter?

  1. Create a presentation (max 30 pages) that outlines the project goals and highlights the transformation you achieved.
    • Include architectural drawings, before and after photos and any other relevant project information.
  2. Write a project summary in 100 words or less.
  3. Complete and upload the Client-Contractor Agreement and Photo Release forms.
  4. Submit your presentation, project summary, entry fee and additional supporting documents to NARI Atlanta by the deadline. 
    • Fees: $175 per entry; $75 per Team Member, per entry
    • Watch this video on how to use the submission portal.

Detailed requirements, submission instructions, helpful tips, and required forms are on the submission portal homepage. 

Click here to view the 2020-2021 CotY Award Categories

The submission period is August 1 - October 20, 2020

Making a Great CotY Submission

Want to get a head start on your CotY submission? Check out these tips from NARI Atlanta member, Sourced!