Top 6 Questions About Certainteed Gypsum Trophy Answered


Every two years CertainTeed Gypsum searches for stand-out projects that demonstrate innovation, artistry, and quality in drywall construction. These projects are placed before a panel of judges who marvel at the ingenuity and precision of their construction and select the very best to be shared with and applauded by industry leaders throughout the world.

Read our first post in this series to learn more about the background of these awards

But before we can get to the celebrating we first have to find the projects. Do you have a project you’ve worked on that stands out from the competition? Here’s what you need to know to get involved and get recognized.

Who do the awards recognize?

This is important. There are awards for builders and there are awards for architects but these are not those awards. These awards are for the drywall contractors and finishing contractors that are out on the jobsite everyday hanging and mudding and sanding everything to perfection. The builder and the architect will get their polite applause but these awards are all about you.

When is the deadline to submit a project?

All Trophy projects must be submitted by May 1, 2019. Projects can be submitted online by filling out this form.

What is the benefit of Trophy?

National and potentially international recognition.

One of the top reasons to enter this drywall award competition is distinction. Winning a CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy places you into an elite class of tradesmen and women where few are members. Set your business apart for years to come with the national recognition that comes with a trophy nomination. As a winner and finalist you will receive national press coverage of your project and a digital badge to include on your company website and in your communications.

There’s also a really nice trip.

The 5th CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy awards are being held in sunny Phoenix, Arizona and if you are a finalist you will be heading there on us. Kick back and relax; mingle with other industry professionals; share insights and tips and just take a minute to do nothing but enjoy your time in the spotlight. You’ve earned it.

How can I find out if my project is eligible?

Let’s start with a simple quiz:

  • Have you submitted your project in a previous International Trophy competition?
  • Was your project completed after March 23, 2018?
  • Does your project include CertainTeed gypsum products?

If you answered no, yes, yes, you’re off to a really good start. You can find a full list of eligibility guidelines on our Trophy website and stay tuned for the next post in our Trophy series where we’ll share tips for submitting.

What are the award categories?

Projects can be entered in one of two categories: Residential Construction and Non-Residential Construction.

Where can I find more information?

Find more information, including profiles of past winners, on the CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy Awards website or sign up to receive emails with all the latest updates.

Every great project has a story, and we want to hear yours. Take a few minutes and consider submitting for a CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy Award either for yourself or on behalf of a worthy contractor you know.

Ready to get started? Nominate a project.

Just want to see some really cool drywall projects? You can find those here.

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