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SUBMITTAL RULES

  1. You must be an active TCA Member to submit. Non-Members do not qualify for the awards program. Join the TCA at www.tilt-up.org/join.
  2. Eligible projects include any TCA Member project, completed in any year, that has not previously won a Tilt-Up Achievement Award. Projects under construction that are not yet completed are not eligible, except for video award categories.
  3. All required information must be provided to be considered. We request that you work within the project team to diligently provide as much information as possible regarding the design and construction team, construction statistics and the products and materials used to benefit industry recognition. The TCA reserves the right to waive minor deficiencies in the award submittal and to contact the submitting company for additional information if needed.
  4. You are highly encouraged to provide photography/video that evidences both the construction of this project from a tilt-up perspective as well as finished photography/video detailing and conveying the completed composition of your project; both are necessary to develop a full appreciation of the work.
  5. Each individual entry will be charged an entry fee of $205 (US). Invoices will be sent to submitting companies after June 1. Please call TCA headquarters at (319) 895-6911 with any payment questions.
  6. Projects may be submitted for more than one category in the videos division and may also be submitted for the traditional project awards program. A separate entry and fee are required.
  7. Submittal deadline is June 1 of each year for the project awards division and August 1 of each year for the video awards division. Entries submitted after this date will be automatically entered into the following year's program.

PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Project images must be uploaded according to the instructions at the end of the online award submittal process. Contact the TCA at (319) 895-6911 with any questions. Material must be received by the TCA before the awards deadline.
  2. Copyright material (photographs) must be identified. It is the responsibility of the submitting company to communicate any necessary photo credits.
  3. Submit 6-10 photos of the project. Overall shots are critical, as are detail oriented or “zoomed-in” images of unique features. Interior shots are only effective if showcasing an interior tilt-up feature. The photos submitted will be used for both print and video materials for a variety of marketing and public relations efforts. It is essential that ALL images are provided in high resolution. 300dpi at 8 x 12 inches or 2,400px x 3,600px minimum.

VIDEO

  1. Project videos must be uploaded according to the instructions at the end of the online award submittal process. Contact the TCA at (319) 895-6911 with any questions. Material must be received by the TCA before the awards deadline.
  2. Copyright material (music/video) must be identified. All videos need to comply with music licensing restrictions as these videos will be posted to social media. It is the responsibility of the submitting company to communicate any necessary video credits and review licensing restrictions for music.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  1. The judges retained for deliberating on the submitted projects will review each project based on the following weighted criteria:
    • Aesthetic Appeal: 40%
    • Architectural Creativity: 30%
    • Engineering & Construction Creativity: 30%
  2. Each category will receive a rating of 1 to 10 with 1 being low and 10 being high, based on how successful the judge feels the project was in responding to the category description. In addition, the judges will be given a maximum of 10 bonus points to award projects for setting new standards or for merit above and beyond the criteria as evaluated.

RELEASE WAIVER

  1. By submitting an entry, entrants take full responsibility for the accuracy of all information submitted and warrant that all necessary permissions have been obtained from others who may have rights to the work. Entrants further acknowledge that no royalty or compensation is due to anyone, hold TCA its sponsors, staff, consultants and members harmless from all liability and grant to TCA the non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce and distribute copies of the original entry.

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PREPARING YOUR SUBMITTAL

To make the online submission form as efficient as possible, please have the following items ready:

  1. Names of other organizations (architects, engineers, etc) that participated on the project.
  2. Detailed project data including tallest panel height, widest panel length, project square footage, and more.
  3. Tilt-up products used on the project including any bracing hardware, paint, insulation, and so on.
  4. Between 6 and 10 digital photographs of the project.
  5. For best results, please complete each entry - submitting details and photographs - before beginning another.

Organize Your Data

You may find it helpful to record relevant project data in this Excel workbook before beginning the actual submission process. Please remember that all final submisson must be made using the online submission form.

ENTRY FEE

Each individual entry will be charged an entry fee of $205 (US). Invoices will be sent to submitting companies after June 1. Contact the TCA with any issues or concerns.