Merit Awards

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ABC Mississippi recognizes excellence in construction quality each year with our annual Merit Awards competition. The year 2023 represents our 37th annual competition. Through this program, ABC Mississippi seeks to honor contractors whose work exemplifies the high degree of quality that is common within ABC Mississippi membership. The judging process is complete and ABC Mississippi is pleased to announce our 2023 Merit Award winners!

AWARD ELIGIBILITY  Any current member of ABC Mississippi is eligible to submit an entry. Projects or work completed between September 1, 2022, and August 31, 2023, will be considered for 2023.

JUDGING CRITERIA  Entries will be judged on the basis of difficulty, unusual features, contract time, budget, and quality of construction. Project photos and an accurate project narrative are critical for determining merit.

PROJECT CATEGORIES  You can download a printable PDF of all project categories. Categories 1-13 are for companies that perform general contracting or construction management. Categories 14-24 are for companies that perform specialty contracting and are not acting as the general contractor or construction manager. Out-of-state projects are noted with a check box. There is no separate category for out-of state and out-of-state projects are accepted.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS  All 2023 applications will be submitted online. A total of four entries may be submitted with no more than two projects per category, per company, including subsidiaries. Separate online entries are required for each project. Online applications and payment must be received by Noon on Friday, October 13, 2023. No exceptions will be made. Each application must include:

  • Project Name, Location & Owner Name
  • Architect & Engineer Names
  • Four (4) digital color project photos with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. Please label these files with a short version of your project name such as the company name (i.e. Company-Name-1.jpg, Company-Name-2.jpg, etc.).
  • A project narrative which is a project description in a Word document that highlights the project’s key features. Project Narratives must be in 12-point font, double spaced, and limited to a single page. To maintain anonymity, please do not use your company name in the description or company letterhead. The following items must be included in the Project Narrative: 
    • Project Name
    • Project Scope
    • Completion Time
    • Safety Information
    • Project Summary
    • Letter of Recommendation from Architect or Owner (OPTIONAL)
  • Payment of $275 per entry either via credit card online or in the form of a check must reach ABC Mississippi by Noon on Friday, October 13, 2023, for the entry to be eligible. If paying online, all entries can be paid for in your first submission. Read online instructions carefully. If paying via check, it is not necessary to write one check per entry. One check times the total number of entries should be made payable to ABC Mississippi, 5165 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi 39208. 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT & AWARD PRESENTATION  All winners will be announced on October 24, 2023, and awards will be presented at our Merit Awards Banquet on Friday, December 8, 2023. Online registration for this event will be available closer to our event date.

Please click the links below to view the past winners of our Merit Awards competition.
2023 Winners
2022 Winners
2021 Winners
2020 Winners | Watch Virtual Presentation
2019 Winners
2018 Winners
2017 Winners
2016 Winners

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Weezie Horn at [email protected] or 601.944.0421 with any application questions.