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Award Program Updates
The 2020 StairCraft awards have changed slightly with the retiring of a few categories and the addition of a few others.
We have added a category for the "Best Production Stairway" which is defined as a stair designed for and built in 3 or more homes or units in housing development areas. This category will be judged for aesthetics, safety, quality and technical challenges unique to housing development home constraints, including installation efficiency and value engineering.
The new lineup will also include a "Challenger Award" which is for any SMA individual or company who has created a new product, improved a process, or perfected a technique which would have a positive influence on the stair industry. This process, product, or technique should move the stair industry forward in design, creativeness, or by solving a common issue. It must embrace code and be for a purpose or particular use. This category will be FREE to enter!
Another addition includes the "People's Choice Award." This award will be voted on by the attendees of the SMA Annual Conference, each year.
Members will now be able to enter projects that have been completed within the last 5 years. The 5-photo format adopted in 2019 will remain in place for the 2020 awards year. And, finally, the entry fee has changed from a lump sum to a pay-per-entry of $110.