2021 Icon Awards
Saturday, September 25th
5:00 pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

The BIA Icon Awards recognize the industry’s most outstanding contributors (builder, trade, and design professionals) who have distinguished themselves by working hard to deliver their best each day for the betterment of our industry.

Award winners will be announced and honored at the 11th Annual Icon Awards show on Saturday, September 25th at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Sponsor the Event:

This sellout event is prime time exposure in the San Diego building industry. Put your company in front of the best of the best in our industry on one of the most important nights of the year.


Nominating & Entry Process:

Whether you are nominating for an individual, company, or submitting an entry for a new project, the nomination and entry process couldn’t be easier!

If you are nominating an individual or company we only need the name, company, and contact information of the person or company you are nominating. Takes less than one minute to submit a nomination!

The process for submitting a product entry is easy and 100% digital! First, review categories and requirements, then complete the entry application. Once submitted you will receive entry numbers and instructions to deliver your final entry materials.

All nominations and entry applications are due by August 13, 2021. All completed entry forms and final materials are due by August , 2021.

How to Nominate & Submit Entries:

We invite you to nominate qualified candidates and companies and submit entries for products that have been standouts during the period of January 1, 2019 through July 21, 2021.

Looking for more information on how to submit a product entry? Click here to watch our short webinar on “How To Put Together a Winning Entry”. Click here for tips on putting together a winning entry.

Need last minute photos for your project entries? Contact one of our BIA Members.

Yrsina Colangelo-Gomes | YC Photography | yrsina@ycphotography.com

Download Entry Packet
Click here to submit an individual or company nomination
Click Here to Submit a Product or Sales & Marketing Professional Entry

If you were nominated for an award and did not receive the link to answer your questions and complete the nomination please email Danielle.

Interview Process:

All individual and company nominees will be judged based on their answers to the nomination questions and their interview video submission. A panel of local industry judges will determine the three finalists and the winner will be chosen by a panel of out of state industry experts. All judging will be conducted virtually.

All Industry Professional & Rookie of the Year nominees will be judged based on their answers to the nomination questions. A panel of previous winners will determine the finalists and winners. Interviews will take place on:

Thursday, August 19th at the BIA Office

All product and sales & marketing nominees will be judged based on completed entry materials. Entries for community of the year categories will also be judged based on virtual tour submitted.

2021 Icon Award Categories:

Category 1 - Best Architectural Design of a Multi-Family Community Category 20 - Community of the Year - Detached
Category 2 - Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home up to 3,000 sq. ft.Category 21 - Master Planned Community of the Year
Category 3 - Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home 3,000 sq. ft. & over Category 22 - Best Affordable Community of the Year
Category 4 - Best Interior Merchandising of a Multi-Family Home Plan Category 23 - BIA Sales Professional or Team of the Year (Individual or Team)
Category 5 - Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced under $1 Million Category 24 - BIA Builder Sales or Leasing Manager of the Year (Individual)
Category 6 - Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home priced $1 Million & over Category 25 - BIA Online Sales Counselor or Team of the Year (Individual or Team)
Category 7 - Best Landscape Design for Multi-Family Category 26 - BIA Marketing Professional of the Year (Individual)
Category 8 - Best Landscape Design for Single Family CommunityCategory 27 - BIA Off-Site Trade Contractor of the Year (Company)
Category 9 - Best Outdoor Living SpaceCategory 28 - BIA Rough Trade Contractor of the Year (Company)
Category 10 - Best Community Amenity Feature Category 29 - BIA Finish Trade Contractor of the Year (Company)
Category 11 - Best Sales/Leasing Environment Category 30 - BIA Supplier of the Year (Company)
Category 12 - Best Overall Advertising/Marketing Campaign - Digital or PrintCategory 31 - BIA Consultant of the Year (Individual)
Category 13 - Best Virtual or Hybrid Sales Program Category 32 - BIA Associate of the Year (Individual)
Category 14 - Best Website for a Company or CommunityCategory 33 - BIA Trade Sales Representative of the Year (Individual)
Category 15 - Best Special Promotion – Limited Time Sales or Marketing by a Builder or AssociateCategory 34 - BIA Product Supplier/ Manufacturer/ Representative of the Year (Individual)
Category 16 - Best Out of Market Community Category 35 - BIA Purchasing Professional of the Year (Individual)
Category 17 - Best Custom Home of the YearCategory 36 - BIA Project Manager of the Year (Individual)
Category 18 - Best Infill Project of the YearCategory 37 - BIA Superintendent of the Year (Individual)
Category 19 - Community of the Year – AttachedCategory 38 - BIA Rookie of the Year (Individual)
Category 39 - BIA Industry Professional of the Year (Individual)

2019 Icon Award Winners

Click here to view the full list of winners for the 2019 Icon Awards!


2021 Icon Award Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Show Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor

Dessert Sponsor

Cocktail Accessory Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor

Trophy Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

Instagram Wall Sponsor

Design Line Interiors

Entertainment Sponsor


Giveaway Sponsor

Six Star Framing

Friends of Icon Sponsors

Ami Samuel Interiors

Chelsea Investment Corp.


Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

Design Tec

Engineering Partners


GMP Landscape Architects

Legacy Shading

New West Designs

Simpson Strong-Tie

with-IN Design

Collateral Design Provided By:
Motivational Systems, Inc.