ANNOUNCING
The 2023 Groundbreaker Awards logo

We're looking for the companies, projects, and people behind our industry's boldest achievements.

Be celebrated for going above and beyond.

Challenges that inspire innovation. Projects that define a community. People working together to make a better future possible. The 2023 Groundbreaker Awards are here to acknowledge the most meaningful achievements in our industry.

Once again, Procore is honoring excellence in construction across 9 categories. We're putting a spotlight on the individuals, companies, and projects that are making an impact and driving real progress.

Take a few minutes and tell us your story. We want to hear how you are breaking new ground.

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Submission open through
May 26, 2023

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May 26, 2023

Submissions closed

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Jun 1-28, 2023

Submission evaluation and finalist selection

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Jul 25, 2023

Finalists announced

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September

Winners announced at Groundbreak 2023

Get acknowledged for breaking new ground across 9 categories.

Regardless of role, sector and company in the construction industry, the Groundbreaker Awards celebrate excellence in the following categories:

Global recognition for being a Groundbreaker.

Winners in all 9 categories will be announced at Procore's annual industry event, Groundbreak, held in September in Chicago, IL. But those accolades are only part of what you'll win.

Finalists

  • Each finalist will receive one complimentary conference pass to Groundbreak 2023, where winners of each category 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 the plaque–a Groundbreaker Award Trophy will be awarded in its place.
  • Winners will also receive promotion and media exposure via a Procore Customer Story Package. This may include 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 winner prizes noted above, in addition to a Groundbreak 2024 VIP package.
  • Included is a complimentary pass to the 2024 Groundbreak event (date and location TBD) as well as a round-trip coach flight from the major airport nearest the winner’s home (up to USD $1,000 maximum) and single occupancy hotel accommodations. Total approximate retail value (ARV) is USD $4,000.

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Eligibility

  • Must be a Procore customer and use Procore on the submitted project.
  • Must agree to the use of company name and logo in Procore marketing channels.
  • Must agree to be mentioned in a press release announcing the finalists / winners.

Judging Criteria

  • Finalists (3 per category) and winners (selected from the 3 finalists) in each of the 9 categories will be chosen by a judging committee made up of Procore company stakeholders.

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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 nine 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 regions may enter: United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, Ireland, UAE, Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN. The program is not open in non-English speaking regions for 2022.

How do I enter the 2023 Groundbreaker Awards?

Review the categories and submit between November 9, 2022 - May 26, 2023 at https://www.procore.com/groundbreaker-awards.

What is the deadline to submit? 

Submissions close May 26, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (PT).

What are the categories?

There are 9 categories for the 2023 awards program: Community, Innovation, Safety, Sustainability, Workforce Development, 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 https://www.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 and Workforce Development awards will both celebrate COMPANIES. The Groundbreaker of the Year Award will celebrate an INDIVIDUAL. The project awards will celebrate PROJECTS. The Safety, Community and Sustainability awards are open to celebrating COMPANIES or PROJECTS. See the full details in the categories section at https://www.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?

We will announce three finalists in each category. One winner will be selected from the three finalists in each category.

When will finalists and winners be announced?

Finalists will be announced on https://www.procore.com/groundbreaker-awards in August 2023. Winners will be announced at Procore’s Groundbreak 2023 in Chicago in September.

What are the prizes for finalists?

Each finalist will receive one complimentary conference pass to Groundbreak 2023, where winners of the 2023 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 2024 VIP Package to include a complimentary pass to the 2024 Groundbreak conference–date and location to be announced. This prize award includes round-trip flight, hotel accommodations, and one Procore Groundbreak 2024 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 https://www.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 2023 Groundbreaker Awards will be held at Procore’s Groundbreak 2023 conference in Chicago in September.

If I cannot attend Groundbreak can I still enter? Can I still win?

Absolutely. Although we would like all of our finalists to attend Groundbreak to be part of the Groundbreaker Awards celebration, 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.