1. May I submit photos on a CD or USB stick?

No. The only method of making an entry in the Design Awards is via the online submission facility on this website. If you have difficulties uploading your photos, please report this to Daniela Webb.

2. When will the Gala tickets be available, and how much will they cost?

Gala tickets will be available for purchase in 2014, stay tuned to the news feeds to find out when. Ticket prices have not yet been determined. They will be posted on the gala page of this site when the tickets go on sale.

3. Is there an entry fee to submit my project to the competition?

There is no fee to submit a project.

4. When will Regional winners be announced?

Regional winners will be announced at the Ontario Masonry Design Awards Gala on November 15, 2014.

5. How will I know if my project qualifies?

OMCA will notify those who have submitted abstracts of their qualification status, in writing, on or about February 15, 2014.

6. Do I really need to hire a professional photographer or can I take my own photos?

The choice to hire a photographer or take the photos yourself is yours to make. If you do take your own photos, use a good quality digital camera and ensure that your camera settings comply with the specifications for images. Professional photography is encouraged, as these photos will represent your company in the presentation at the Gala, online, and in the Ontario Masonry Design Awards Magazine, as appropriate to your ranking in the competition. They should be provided in the same quality context as your company marketing materials. If you do hire a professional photographer, ensure that you provide them with the specifications for the images.

Poor quality pictures may result in your project being disqualified.

7. Will late entries be accepted?

No entries will be accepted after the posted deadlines.

8. What projects will be included in the Ontario Masonry Design Awards magazine?

All projects nominated to Phase II will be included in the magazine, with the winners receiving a full page spread.

9. How will the magazine be distributed?

The magazine will be distributed to all members of OMCA, MCAT and the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association, architects, engineers, school boards, government, developers and other stakeholder groups.

10. What projectes will be featured in the Nominees & Winners section of this website?

All projects that qualify to compete and for which a fill submission is subsequently made will be included in the list of nominees. All first place projects at the regional and provincial levels will be included in the list of winners.

11. What projects will be featured at the Ontario Masonry Design Awards Gala?

All first and second place projects at the Regional level and the top 5 nominees for the provincial level will be featured at the Gala.

12. What are the key dates for the awards program?

Call for Abstracts: NOW
Deadline: January 5, 2014

Call for submissions: February 15, 2014
Deadline: June 15, 2014

Design Awards Gala: November 15, 2014