Project Categories

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Entry Requirements

If you want to want to earn "Project of the Year", simply follow these steps:
Creating A Successful Entry


Eligible projects must have a completion date between October 19th, 2018 and October 23rd, 2019.

Application Fees / Payment
Please note, the application fee is non-refundable. Be sure to review the application criteria and eligibility prior to entering your submission.
Mail your payment early! You don’t want to put all that work into an application and then miss the payment deadline.

Absolutely No Fatalities
No project with a safety related fatality may be accepted for the competition.

References Needed
Reference letters are required—request those letters sooner than later!

Keep Records
Ensure that all man-hours are recorded throughout the project, including for any subcontractors you’ve hired.
Maintain a comprehensive list of all subcontractors on the project and identify which are fellow ABC members.
Gather your OSHA 300 and 300A forms for all years the project was under construction.

Project Progress Photos Needed
Take high-quality photographs along the way so you can document the project in progress, in addition to those perfect shots of the final product.
Photographer Agreement Form

STEP & AQC Participation
Take advantage of all points available – apply for STEP and AQC! Visit abc.org/step and abc.org/aqc for more information.

2019 ABC National Competition

ABC of Iowa Excellence in Construction (EIC) winners taking home 1st or 2nd place in their respective category are eligible to enter those winning projects into the ABC National EIC.

2019 ABC National Excellence in Construction Award Winners

(L to R):
Pyramid Award: Kline Electric
Safety Award: Interstates Companies
Pyramid Award: Interstates Companies

2018 ABC of Iowa Competition

2018 ABC of Iowa Excellence in Construction

Project of the Year Winner - Shaw Electric, Inc.