As we all know, the best way to become an award-winning builder, architect, or designer is to build great projects, and then go enter and win yourself some awards. But if you haven't been through the process, entering your first awards program can be a bit of a daunting process. There's a whole slate of categories, a bunch of requirements...and then there's writing about your project and photographing it, which can be a challenge unto itself. The good news is that you don't have to go it alone!

Writer Susan M. Boyce and I have been working on people's Georgie Awards entries for a number of years, and in that time we've helped a plethora of first-time entrants submit and, in many cases, win (And then, the following year, enter and win again!). Last year, our clients Jaheny Custom Builders and Carol Faan Design entered for the first time and won--each in several categories in both the Georgies and the Ovations.

This year, we've teamed up with the Canadian Home Builders' Association to offer a webinar that will give you a good roadmap and some good shortcuts for your Georgie journey. The webinar will be about an hour long on June 29, at 10AM. Register here:

We're also offering combined writing and photography packages and photography-only packages with discounts for first-time entrants. You don't have to wait until the call for entries to book and have your project photographed--while the writing will wait until the call for entries comes out, we can get your entry well on the way to completion at the start of summer, rather than the end of it. You'll get more flexible scheduling, better weather, and lower prices. What's not to love?