To avoid last minute panic attacks and possibly a less than best effort, start the awards preparation 4-6 weeks before the deadline. If you are using outside help with your entry, contact the photographer and writer well in advance. It’s always a good idea to get in line early and avoid the stress!
Make sure your entry home is ready for the photo shoot. It has to show like a winner. Hire a top-notch photographer and meet them at the property to discuss the required shots as well as shots of your choosing.
For example: No excess clutter or personal effects that will take away from the elements you wish to show. Do everything in your power to make the entry look great!
If suitable, have a dusk shot in addition to the daylight photos. Judges like creative photography and often the shots of choice will swing more votes to a particular entry!
Co-op Money for Entries
Ask your consultants to sponsor your entry in return for copies of photos that they can use for their business.
For example: Architects, lawyers, interior designers, graphic designers, trades, lenders, accountants etc.
Everyone likes to associate with a winner so send out a request for sponsorship to this year’s awards. You’ll soon find out who shares your passion for success!