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Thank you to everyone who entered—winners will be announced at Groundbreak 2021.

Celebrating going above and beyond.

Challenges that inspire innovation. Projects that define a community. People working together to make a better future possible. The 2021 Groundbreaker Awards are here to acknowledge the most meaningful achievements in our industry.

This year, Procore is honouring excellence in construction across 8 categories. We're putting a spotlight on the individuals, companies, and projects that are making an impact and driving real progress. 

Finalists will be announced in September, and winners will be celebrated at Groundbreak 2021 in October.

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Finalists Announced September 13th.

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May 10 - July 2

Submissions are now closed

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July 12 - August 6

Submission evaluation and finalist selection

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September 13

Finalists announced

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October

Winners announced at Groundbreak 2021

Celebrating Groundbreakers across 8 categories.

Global recognition for being a Groundbreaker.

Winners in all 8 categories will be announced at Procore's annual industry event, Groundbreak, held virtually this October. But those accolades and adulation are only part of what you'll win.

Finalists

  • Each finalist will receive one complimentary conference pass to Groundbreak 2021, where winners of the 2021 Groundbreaker Awards will be announced. 
  • Finalists will also receive a Groundbreaker Award Plaque and Groundbreaker hoodie. 
  • Each finalist will be announced publicly and have their story featured on Procore.com, as well as our social media channels.
  • Finalists will also receive a social media package that includes a Groundbreaker Awards finalist logo and high quality graphics to share on your social channels. Total approximate retail value (ARV) is USD $200.

Winners

  • Winners will receive all finalist prizes, with the exception of a Groundbreaker Awards Trophy that will be awarded in lieu of the finalist plaque.
  • Winners will also receive promotion and media exposure via a Procore Customer Story Package. This includes a case study, article, social media promotion, recognition on Procore.com, a Procore press release, and social media promotion. Winners will also receive a social media package containing a Groundbreaker Awards winner logo, as well as social media graphics and posts the winner may share on their social channels. The Customer Story Package may also include film, photography, and/or other media and PR opportunities. Total approximate retail value (ARV) is USD $300.

Groundbreaker of the Year

  • Winner of this category will receive prizes noted above, in addition to a Groundbreak 2022 VIP package. 
  • Included is a complimentary pass to next year’s in-person event (date and location TBD) as well as a round-trip coach flight from the major airport nearest the nominee’s home (up to USD $1,000 maximum), and single occupancy hotel accommodations. Total approximate retail value (ARV) is USD $4,000.

More Details

Eligibility

  • The Groundbreaker Awards is open to firms, organizations and individuals who are Procore customers in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States.
  • Entrants must be a Procore customer prior to May 10, 2021 and must have the authority to represent the Organization/Firm named on the submission. 
  • Projects submitted for consideration must have used one or more Procore products. 
  • Read Terms & Conditions for full details

Judging Criteria

  • Finalists (3 per category) and winners (selected from the 3 finalists) in each of the 8 categories will be chosen by a judging committee made up of Procore company stakeholders.  
Categories
  • EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY: use of best processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from design; demonstrated use of sustainable construction practices and resulting positive impact of company or project. 
  • EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION: use of Procore technology along with demonstration of breakthroughs in construction technology including data capture, automation, or documentation that facilitates building complex structures more quickly, construction technology that will change and disrupt the industry.
  • EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY: overall excellence in safety performance, commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control by company or project. 
  • EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY: demonstrated impacts of company or project within their community in the form of volunteering, donating labor time, pro-bono projects, or positive impacts to the community resulting from projects. 
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR, SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR, AND OWNER PROJECT AWARDS: project complexity; sustainability and impact; collaboration with stakeholders on any stage of the project; use of Procore technology; use of emerging technology and innovative processes.
  • GROUNDBREAKER OF THE YEAR: champion use of technology in company or industry to increase productivity and efficiencies; implement and champion innovative processes or programs that move company and / or industry forward; serve as a champion and / or mentor to others in the company and / or industry; challenge the status quo and push boundaries to improve the industry and the lives of everyone in construction.

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FAQ

What are the Groundbreaker Awards?
The Groundbreaker Awards is Procore’s annual customer awards program, celebrating excellence in the construction industry in eight categories and putting a spotlight on the individuals, companies, and projects that are making an impact and driving progress in the construction industry.

Who can enter?
Procore customers from any size company or company type in the following countries may enter: United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The awards program is not open in any other country for 2021, but we hope to expand in 2022.

How do I enter the 2021 Groundbreaker Awards?
Review the categories and submit between May 10, 2021 - July 2, 2021 at procore.com/groundbreaker-awards. UPDATE: Submission deadline has been extended to July 2, 2021

What is the deadline to submit?
UPDATE: Submission deadline has been extended to July 2, 2021 at 11:59 Pacific Time (PT).

What are the categories?
There are 8 categories for the 2021 awards program: Community, Innovation, Safety, Sustainability, Groundbreaker of the Year (individual award), General/Main/Head Contractor Project, Specialty Contractor / Subcontractor Project, and Owner Project. See more details in the Categories section at procore.com/groundbreaker-awards

Can I enter more than one submission?
Yes, you may enter up to five submissions per company. However we ask that you enter a different program, initiative or project if you are entering in more than one category.

Are the awards open to companies, projects or individuals? 
It depends on the category. The Innovation award will celebrate a COMPANY. The Groundbreaker of the Year Award will celebrate an INDIVIDUAL. All other awards are open to celebrating a COMPANY or PROJECT. See the full details in the categories section at

procore.com/groundbreaker-awards

Can I nominate someone for the Groundbreaker of the Year Award?
Yes. Individuals may either enter themselves or have a representative from their company nominate them for the Groundbreaker of the Year award.  

How many finalists and winners will be announced in each category? 
Three finalists will be announced in each category (24 total finalists). One winner will be selected from the three finalists in each category (8 total winners).

When will finalists and winners be announced? 
Finalists will be announced on procore.com/groundbreaker-awards in September 2021. Winners will be announced at the Groundbreaker Awards Celebration (virtual event) at Groundbreak 2021 in October.

What are the prizes for finalists?
Each finalist will receive one complimentary conference pass to Groundbreak 2021, where winners of the 2021 Groundbreaker Awards will be announced and celebrated. Finalists will also receive a Groundbreaker Awards plaque, a Groundbreaker hoodie, publicity through a finalist announcement, story highlighted on Procore.com, social media promotion, and a Social Media Package containing Groundbreaker Awards finalist logo, social media graphics and posts that the finalist may share on their social channels. 

What are the prizes for winners?
In addition to the prizes awarded to each finalist noted above, winners will receive a Groundbreaker Awards Trophy (in lieu of a Groundbreaker Award Plaque). Each award winner will also receive promotion and media exposure via a Procore Customer Story Package to include a Case Study, Article, Social Media Promotion, award recognition on Procore.com, Procore Press Release, and Social Media Promotion, and a Social Media Package containing Groundbreaker Awards winner logo, social media graphics and posts that the winner may share on their social channels. The Customer Story Package may also include film, photography, and / or other media and PR opportunities.

What are the prizes for the Groundbreaker of the Year?
In addition to the prizes awarded to each winning Entry noted above, the winner of the Groundbreaker of the Year Award will also receive a Groundbreak 2022 VIP Package to include a complimentary pass to next year’s in person Groundbreak 2022 conference–date and location to be announced. This prize award includes round-trip flight, hotel accommodations, and one Procore Groundbreak 2022 Conference Pass. 

What makes a winning entry?
This answer varies per category. In general, our judging panel gives preference to submissions that are able to demonstrate strong results and / or impact for the judging panel. Three images will be required to support each entry and It is perfectly acceptable to include additional images, testimonials, video and other items to further support the entry. 

What are the judging criteria for the categories?
Please visit procore.com/groundbreaker-awards and refer to the “Judging Criteria” section for complete details on the judging criteria for each category.

Who are the judges for the competition?
Each category will have a unique panel of judges made up of Procore stakeholders from various departments and teams. Judges will use the judging criteria and submission strengths to make finalist and winner selections in each category without any bias given to entrants regardless of relationships.

Where and when is the Groundbreaker Awards Celebration? 
The 2021 Groundbreaker Awards Celebration will be a virtual event held during Groundbreak 2021 in October. 

If I cannot attend the Groundbreaker Awards Celebration can I still enter? Can I still win?
Absolutely. Although the 2021 Groundbreaker Awards Celebration will be a virtual event held during Groundbreak 2021 in October and we would like all of our finalists to attend, you do not need to be present to win. 

Who can I contact if I have further questions? 
If you have additional questions not answered on our website and FAQs, you can email the Groundbreaker Awards team at

Awards@Procore.com

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Celebrating Groundbreakers

Groundbreaker Award winners will be announced at Groundbreak on October 12-14, 2021.

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