2022 Golden Hammer Submission Form

Golden Hammer Awards 2022 Application

Golden Hammer Awards 2022 Application

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Judging Criteria

Quality of the renovation/restoration/installation – inside and/or outside:
  • Design, materials, and construction methods utilized in the project.
  • Design and quality can be subtle – are new design elements original or copied?
Initial condition to completion:
  • What was the scope of the work undertaken by the nominee? A new project?
  • A “remodeling” project or complete renovation?
Impact on the surrounding area:
  • What was the physical impact the project had on improving the surrounding area?
  • Has the project created additional opportunities for others to improve the neighborhood?
  • What civic impact did the project initiate or establish?
  • Was community engagement included as part of the design process?
  • Did the project create a sense of a public place for the neighborhood?
Risk taken by the owner or developer:
  • Was the project pioneering in the neighborhood or section of a neighborhood?
  • Was there financial risk taken or challenging site conditions unique to the project?
Heavier weight is given to projects that:
  • Have a positive impact on the surrounding area
  • Utilize high-quality, sustainable materials
  • Are creative or innovative in approach
  • Contribute to the overall revitalization of the community
  • Provide opportunities for community-driven design
  • Offer something back to the Richmond community

Applications are due September 12th at 11:59pm.
Projects must be completed after 1/1/21.
Contact Person Name*

Project Information:

Property/Building Owner Information:

Property/Building Owner Name

Project Team Information

Historic Tax Credit Certification*

Project Description

For inspiration on project descriptions, please see the 2021 Golden Hammer program, here: https://indd.adobe.com/view/77dd6710-35b2-4d21-b166-60adeae281b9
Description to be used by Judges (2500 max characters)
Select ALL Categories That Align With Your Project
Please note that in judging sometimes projects get moved to other categories depending on their criteria. Judges will make the final decision on which category a project is judged on. Depending on the submissions pool, additional categories may be awarded. It is helpful to know which categories you believe your project aligns with.
Photos: Please include 4-8 photos of the project to be used during the judging process. Include Before, After, Interior and Exterior shots. ALL PHOTOS MUST BE LABELED AS: PROJECT ADDRESS_DESCRIPTION_BEFORE/AFTER. Each submission should have a resolution of 150-300 dpi. Save the file in JPG format.
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Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg, Max. file size: 200 MB, Max. files: 8.

    Terms and Conditions

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    There will be an application fee of $75 for businesses, $15 for nonprofits, and $10 for community member entries.
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