Good Neighbor Awards Rules and Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nominees must be members of NAR in good standing.
  2. Nominees should have made a significant impact as a volunteer for a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Eligible activities are not limited to real estate or housing issues and may include volunteer work done overseas..
  3. Nominees should have made a significant contribution of personal time, but contributions of money, materials, and other resources will be considered by the judges as well.
  4. Nominees will be judged on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the project's suitability as a role model for other REALTORS®.
  5. The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not association- or company-wide efforts. If an individual within your company can be singled out as instrumental to the success of a group effort, he or she is eligible. If the achievements of two people (such as a married couple or co-founders of an organization) cannot be separated, they can enter as a pair and their entry will be considered as one.
  6. Some portion of the nominee's community work must have taken place during the timeframe specified on the application form, but judges will also consider ongoing efforts outside that timeframe that demonstrate a depth of commitment.
  7. Nominees should be able to document the results of their individual involvement though published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.
  8. Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form to be considered (REALTORS® may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another NAR member, a state or local association executive, or the community organization they serve).
  9. The grant must be issued to a U.S. 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Good Neighbor Awards Program Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Nominees must be members in good standing of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

REALTORS® may nominate themselves or may be nominated someone else (for example, by another NAR member, a state or local association executive, or the community organization they serve.)

To enter, complete the official entry form and submit it with attachments.

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. C.S.T. on the deadline date to be considered as a candidate for that calendar year's awards. All entries shall become the property of NAR and will not be returned. Visit our nomination page to learn more. Ten finalists will be selected by a panel of REALTOR® Magazine staff.

The finalists' nomination materials will be sent to a panel of judges for scoring. Judges will award points to finalists' entries based on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, and the project's suitability as a role model for other REALTORS®. The judges' decisions are final.

Nominees' entry information will not be given to anyone outside of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the judges; judges will receive only the information necessary to evaluate the candidate.

Grant will be awarded to the 501(c)3 nonprofit named on the entry form. Grants can be divided among more than one organization only if the winner has documented those organizations on the entry form.

The staff of NAR and the program sponsors will not take phone calls or release any information regarding the judges' identities, judging process, or status of the entries.

Finalists must sign an affidavit of eligibility and be willing to be interviewed, photographed, filmed, and featured in REALTOR® Magazine and at REALTOR® Magazine Online.

Good Neighbor judges and their families and staff of the NAR, program sponsors, and their families are ineligible to participate.

NAR, REALTOR® Magazine, REALTOR® Magazine Online, program sponsors and the judges aren't responsible for late, stolen, or misdirected entries. Winners will be notified by telephone and email.