To be considered for eligibility, a project must be at least 90 percent complete by December 2009; projects must also involve personal or building property and residential or commercial buildings in the areas of restoration and reconstruction, the release stated.
Member fees are $250 for the first entry and $150 for each additional entry; non-member fees are $500 for first entry and $400 for each additional entry, the release noted.
RIA''s Director of Communications Patricia Harman
said: "The Phoenix Awards are the premier awards for those involved in the restoration industry. The projects are judged by a panel of their peers from the restoration, construction and insurance industries, and participating in this competition creates a sense of pride and confidence for all involved. Winning the competition validates a company''s commitment to excellence for their staff, colleagues and clients."
According to the release, the deadline is December 15, 2009, and all projects and entry forms must be post-marked by this date.