2015 National CotY Awards Accepting Applications

All CotY winners will be awarded partial scholarships applicable toward new certification fees.

July 15, 2014
2015 National CotY Awards Accpeting Applications

NARI's 2015 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) program is currently accepting applications. This is NARI's second year of hosting the competition on an online platform and the applicaton process has been greatly improved. Submission of your project entry is simple and straightforward. You can assemble your projects from your computer directly to NARI's online entry system when it’s convenient for you.

NARI announced that several chapters have also moved to the online platform. This will allow entrants to enter the local chapter program, and then easily transfer entries to the national program in just a few steps, right on the same platform. Check with your NARI chapter for more details.

The NARI chapters that have moved their application process online include:

San Francisco Bay Area NARI

NARI Tampa Bay Area Chapter

NARI Atlanta

NARI of Greater Chicagoland

NARI of Minnesota

Kansas City NARI

NARI of Greater Charlotte

Miami Valley NARI

Greater Portland ORA/NARI

NARI of Bucks-Mont



NARI of Greater Dallas

NARI of Madison

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement

All CotY winners will be awarded partial scholarships applicable toward new certification fees. All Regional and National CotY winning companies (team members included) will be able to help offset staff members' new certification costs. Regional winners will receive a $100.00 scholarship; National winners will receive an additional $50.00 scholarship.

These programs, held in conjunction with the NARI CotY Awards, provide recognition for remodeling projects that meet sustainable or universal design standards. All projects meeting designated criteria will be recognized regardless of CotY winning status.

Deadlines and Fees

Early Bird     $150.00 if paid and entry submitted by November 3, 2014

Standard      $160.00 if paid and entry submitted by November 24, 2014 (pre-Thanksgiving)

Late Entry    $185.00 if paid and entry submitted by December 5, 2014

Green or Universal Design Project Recognition + $50.00

Each Team Member + $70.00

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