Regulation for Applications 2011
The national contest “Building of the Year” is organized by „Gradat Media Group”
1. Eligible for participation .
All realized buildings in the territory of Bulgaria, which have permission to be used from 01 of November 2010 to 28 October 2011 can participate in the competition in the given categories:
• Residential buildings and complexes
• Hotels and holiday resorts
• Public buildings with business functions
• Trade buildings
• Special used buildings
• Industrial buildings
• Multifunctional complexes
• Green buildings
2. Allowable number of projects.
Each participant can apply with maximum of three projects in the given categories, meeting the entry criteria.
3. Documents for participation .
Each participant in the competition must complete the participation form (available online in the website of the contestwww.buildingoftheyear.bg), in which to indicate the number and date of the authorization for use of the building and toattach a copy from it .
Every permit for use are checked at DNSK.
To attach to the form:
* Digital images of the building (at 300 dpi , 210 mm wide) – at least five exterior and five interior
* One standardfloor plan in PDF format .
* Short description of the building in Word (to 50 lines maximum) in English and Bulgarian stating the specific features and technologies used to distinguish the building.
The participant must notify and coordinate with other companies involved in the realization of the
The pictures and description of the building will be uploading on the official website of the contest.
Every candidature has the chance to be presented on the pages of Gradat Media Group.
Each candidature is presented with one photo and information for the investor, architect and contractor in the catalog “The best buildings of 2011”
Must be indicated the contact person to which the organizers can turn if an access to the building is
needed by the jury.
All documents for participation must be received by 28 of October 2011 to the address:
National contest «Building of the Year»
104 Iv.Ev Geshov blvd., floor.1, office 1
tel.: 02/ 958 88 55, 850 47 10, 850 47 15;
A be validated the application must be received by 28 October 2011.
Organizers are not responsible for the accuracy of the information submitted in the application form.
The documents remain in the archives of the organizers.
4. Registration fee.
Every participant must pay the fee of 600 leva without VAT
After receiving the application, the organizers send to the applicant pro-forma invoice, through which the fee is paid
The registration fee can not be returned.
Candidature without a paid fee is not allowed to participate in the awards.
5. Jury and nominations.
All candidatures will be judged by a competent, professional and independent jury. The jury decision will be made by many criteria such as: adjacent infrastructure, access to transport, integration and environmental protection, originality of concept, energy effectiveness and sustainability, quality architecture and implementation.
The jury begins in November 2011 and will have two stages. In the first stage three or more nominations will be chosen from each category. In the second stage winners from the given categories will be selected. The nominated and the winners will be notified by email.
The Jury has the right not to declare a winner from a given category.
The Jury can give additional awards.
The official ceremony for awarding the winners in the jubilee contest will be broadcast on the Bulgarian national television on 17 December and on the satellite channel BNT Sat to 31.12.2011
7. On-line vote.
From 00.00 on 1 December to 12.00 on 14 December, 2011 there will be an On-line vote on the website of the competition (www.buildingoftheyear.bg) for the award „Building of the Audience 2011”.
Everybody can vote once for only one building and will receive a verification email for his vote.
On 14 of December 2011 (after 12.00 o’clock) all votes will be counted in the presence of a notary.
The winner of the vote will not announced until the official award giving ceremony.
8. Official awarding ceremony.
The awards will be given on an official ceremony with a Gala Dinner on 14 of December 2011 in Kempinski Hotel Zografski, Sofia.
To each winning building will be given a statuette and a diploma for the investor,
the architect and the building company.
9. Additional conditions.
No complaints will be taken regarding the decision for nomination and awards by the Jury.
Each participant must be familiar with this regulation to apply and to declare this in the application form.