Rising Star Award

This award honors emerging leaders.  Rising Stars are at the beginning of their career, and will exemplify leadership qualities and show a dedication to activities which build industry relationships and promote professional development. The Rising Star will be awarded to one or more individual(s) representing excellence as a builder, a remodeler, or an associate. 


  • The candidate must be an employee of a BATC-Housing First Minnesota member company.
  • The candidate must be nominated by a BATC-Housing First Minnesota Member other than himself or herself (please feel free to ask your supervisor or mentor to nominate you!)
  • Nominees for this award must have less than 5 years of experience in the residential home building industry and/or be age 35 years or younger

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee to nominate an individual for the Rising Star Award.

Late materials will disqualify the nominee from the competition.



July 12            Rising Star nomination deadline

August 9       Rising Star materials due from nominee



Participation points earned from:

  • Participation at BATC-Housing First Minnesota events in past 12 months, including Leadership Institute (1 pt per)
  • As a committee member, including BATC-Housing First Minnesota Committees and BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation Committees (2 pt per)
  • As chair or vice chair of committee (3 pt per)
  • The top 3-5 will be finalists selected based on upon points.


Recipient Selection

Judges will review involvement in the industry with a particular focus on participation and impact within BATC-Housing First Minnesota. The judging panel will look at the nominees’ involvement and leadership roles within BATC and the industry. The finalists will be reviewed by a panel and the recipient selected.



The award recipients will be determined by a panel of BATC-Housing First Minnesota member judges, which will include BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s past ‘of the year’ recipients, the previous Rising Star winners and the previous year’s chair of the Young Professionals Committee. (May be subject to change.)


Steps to Nominate:

1.    Nominate an individual on or before July 12, 2019 at batcawards.com

2.    Nominees will be emailed  on or before July 19, 2019 with additional instructions. 

3.    Nominee submission materials are due August 9, 2019.


Supporting Materials Submitted by Nominee (Due August 9)

Your Information:



Company Name*








Birth Date




Years in the Industry*

Years with current company*     

Please provide a bio describing your service to the residential home building industry.*

Please describe what you are doing to contribute to and progress (advance) the residential home building industry.*

Please indicate any additional awards or honors you have received.*

Please describe why you think you deserve to be honored as the Rising Star Award recipient?*


Member Involvement:

Check all that apply

Committee/Special Interest Group/Board  Involvement (within the last year)

             Advocacy Committee

  Ambassador Committee

Artisan Home Tour Committee

Awards Task Force

BIG Night Committee

Board of Directors

Builders & Remodelers Show (BRS) Committee Communications Committee

Education & Workforce Committee

Housing Affordability Institute

Large Volume Builders Committee

MN Green Path Committee

Parade of HomesSM Committee

Regulatory Affairs Committee

Remodelers Committee

Small Volume Builders Committee

Young Professionals Committee

Clay Shoot Task Force

Golf Task Force

Member Bash Task Force

Member Buck Auction Task Force

Committee Chair

Committee Vice Chair

Foundation: Board of Directors

Foundation: Dream Home Selection Committee

Foundation: Gala Planning Committee

Foundation: Project Committee

Events Attended (since 7/31/18)

Golf Open

Foundation: Golf Open

Clay Shoot

The BIG Night

Member Buck Auction

Launch Party & Board Induction

Builders & Remodelers Show (BRS)

Housing Day at the Capitol

Foundation: Hearts in Housing Gala

Housing Day at the Fair

Other Participation (since 7/31/18)

Kickstart (Member Orientation)

Reggie Award Judge

EPA Lead Renovator Refresher Course

Contractor University Courses

Leadership Institute


Letters of Recommendation:

Please upload your letters of recommendation

Letter of Recommendation by Supervisor or Mentor

BATC-Housing First Minnesota Member Letter of Recommendation (up to 3 member letters allowed)


Awards Presentation

All of our awards are presented at one great event: The BIG Night in October


All who enter are encouraged to attend the BIG Night, Friday, October 25th at Mystic Lake Center. You'll be able to accept your award alongside all of our other big winners, in front of the entire BATC-Housing First Minnesota membership. The Builder of the Year will also be presented at the BIG Night. We may also request additional photos for our publicity efforts.

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