Chapter Improvement Contest

The Triangle Building & Housing Corporation is pleased to announce the Chapter Improvement Contest is back!  The Contest is designed to encourage our undergraduate Triangle chapters and members to enhance their fraternity property or a local community property in a substantial and beneficial way through physical improvement.

 

 

CONTEST SUMMARY

  • For chapters who occupy their own dedicated fraternity property (i.e., chapter house, lodge, etc.), the improvement project must be completed on their own property.
  • For chapters who do not occupy their own dedicated fraternity property, the improvement project may be completed on any housing-oriented property in the local community through which the project serves a philanthropic purpose.  For example only, improvements to a university-owned “President’s House”, a homeless shelter, Habitat for Humanity house, a historic home maintained by a historical society, etc.
  • There are four (4) prize categories (listed below) and (1) Grand Prize.  Only one project entry per chapter is allowed.  However, the chapter may select one or more prize categories under which the project will be evaluated for the contest.  For example only, the same project may be submitted for consideration under the Best Interior Project and Best ‘Green’ Project categories. The project must be a chapter project and not a pledge project!
  • All entrants must commence and complete the improvement project between August 15, 2015 and May 15, 2016.
  • Upon completion of the improvement project, all entrants must submit a Project Entry Form in the form provided (below), and must submit the same with all required attachments by e-mail or U.S. Mail, by no later than May 31, 2016.
  • Winners will be announced at Herbert Scobie Leadership Academy in July 2016. Prizes will be distributed in coordination with the Chapter Contact listed on the Project Entry Form.

AWARD CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

  • One $1,200 Grand Prize for Best Overall Project.  The Best Overall Project will be selected from one of the four (4) categories listed below.
  • Four $600 Additional Prizes.  A chapter may enter their project in any one or more of the following categories; however, only one prize will be awarded per project:
  1. Best Interior Project – an improvement made to any interior portion of a fraternity occupied property.
  2. Best Exterior Project – an improvement made to any exterior portion of a fraternity occupied property, including building exterior, landscaping, patios, porches, etc.
  3. Best “Green” Project – an improvement made to improve energy efficiency, reduce utility costs, or otherwise results in a positive impact on the environment for a fraternity occupied property.
  4. Best Community Project – an improvement made to any housing-oriented property in the local community through which the project serves a philanthropic purpose.  For example only, improvements to a university-owned “President’s House”, a homeless shelter, Habitat for Humanity house, a historic home maintained by a historical society, etc.  Entry in this category is reserved for chapters who do not have a dedicated fraternity property.

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