Market Your Build Ohio Entry

Even if you don’t win an Build Ohio award, there are many benefits for all that enter the competition. For example, companies and their Build Ohio projects will be recognized in a very special video shown to hundreds of people during the Awards Program and Celebration gala in November. AGC of Ohio also produces various printed pieces and press releases highlighting the projects entered in Build Ohio, giving your company great exposure to construction professionals and the public throughout Ohio. There are additional steps your company can take to maximize other marketing opportunities available to you when you submit a project in Build Ohio. Your entry opens the door to excellent promotion of your company.

Every year, companies have questions about how to best prepare their Build Ohio entry. The following links describe the entire process, and give some useful tips to keep in mind while putting together your entry.

Selecting a Category

Project Criteria

How Winning Projects are Selected

The Build Ohio Project Story

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of entering Build Ohio?

Build Ohio provides a means to showcase your company’s best projects to construction owners and the construction industry; to recognize employees and subcontractors for a job well done; to impress your clients; to have your project highlighted in the AGC of Ohio’s Build Ohio Preview, which is mailed to over 2,000 construction professionals, owners, architects, engineers and government officials; and to celebrate the construction industry and your company’s hard work.

How do I enter?
There are three steps to entering a project in Build Ohio:
(1) Submit the entry form and fee, along with a company logo, an electronic photo of the project, and a 300-word overview that describes the project
(2) submit 5-10 electronic photos of your project and a 2,500-word “project story” that describes how your project meets the Build Ohio criteria for its category
(3) submit a display board to provide a visual description of your project.

What projects are eligible?
All projects located in Ohio and completed between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017 are eligible for consideration.

Are joint ventures permitted?
Joint ventures are allowed as long as the controlling partner is an AGC of Ohio member. Non-members will not be recognized.

When can I obtain a list of all the competitors?
Entrants will be posted in AGC of Ohio’s Building Ohio newsletter and on AGC’s website,, within two weeks after the entry deadline.

Can different phases of the same project be entered?
Different phases or elements of the same project may be entered independently or combined as a total project entry. However, you cannot enter any phase independently and then choose to include that phase later in a multi-phase or combined entry.

What do Build Ohio entrants receive?
Build Ohio winners receive the prestigious bronze and green marble Build Ohio statue. Other Build Ohio entrants receive a commemorative green marble plaque. All projects are publicized in the AGC of Ohio's Building Ohio newsletter published after the awards ceremony; on the AGC of Ohio website; press releases are sent to the major media outlets in Ohio and throughout the industry announcing the Build Ohio entrants and winners; and participants can request a copy of the video that highlights all Build Ohio entrants during the awards presentation.

When are Build Ohio winners announced?
The winning Build Ohio projects are not announced until the Build Ohio awards ceremony. Afterwards, a reception is held on behalf of the winning projects.


For more information contact:
Parker Brown,
Phone:  614-486-6446    Fax: 614-486-6498

Build Ohio 2017 Celebration

There are several ways members can be involved with AGC of Ohio’s annual Build Ohio event. Some enter projects in the awards competition. Many attend the popular Build Ohio Celebration, scheduled this year for November 3, 2017. Another excellent way to support Build Ohio and your association is to sponsor the Celebration gala.

Benefits for Build Ohio Celebration sponsors include:

  • Public recognition as a Build Ohio sponsor
  • Exposure to the contractors and guests that annually attend the gala
  • Your sponsor board and sponsor logo flashing throughout the dinner
  • Inclusion in all event printed and electronic marketing materials
  • Company description included in the Build Ohio Preview that is mailed to 2000+ construction professionals
  • Complimentary admissions to the Build Ohio Celebration

To learn more information and the Build Ohio 2017 sponsorship form, click here.   


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