Communication Awards

The highly regarded ARELLO Communication and Education Awards are presented each year in recognition of outstanding systems and programs that contribute to the real estate industry, promote public protection and might be adapted to benefit licensees and consumers in other ARELLO member jurisdictions. The ARELLO Education Certification Committee invites member jurisdictions to submit entries for international recognition of their communication and education initiatives by June 5, 2018.

Submitting Nominations

Entries may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Newsletters
  • Websites
  • Miscellaneous

Submissions for awards will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Design: Does the design support clearly identified goals? Is the design creative in concept? Does the design enhance the professional image of the regulatory body?
  • Communication System Standards: Have criteria for meeting the established standards been created? How were the requirements for gathering and verification of information followed? How were the quality assurance standards met?
  • Innovation: Does the tool involve the effective use of innovative technology? Does the tool utilize an innovative information delivery platform? Are the rights of the individual respected?
  • Benefits: How did the tool benefit the target audience? How did the tool enhance the quality of performance of the regulatory body? How was the effectiveness evaluated?

For both the Communication and Education Awards, entries should include a narrative consisting of not more than four single-spaced, typed pages describing the communication system or education program in relation to the outlined criteria. Each of the evaluation criterion should be clearly and separately addressed in the narrative. The judges rely heavily on the jurisdiction's description, thus great emphasis will be placed on the narrative. Jurisdictions may consider it appropriate to submit a sample of the described submission (newsletter, course materials, booklet, CD, etc.). Website entries must include the website address and any necessary passwords for access by award subcommittee members.

Jurisdictions may submit entries and receive awards in more than one category. However, a jurisdiction may not receive an award in the same category for the same program more than once in any three-year period, even if the program has been significantly changed.

Email submissions are preferred and may be sent to awards@arello.org. Submissions should not exceed 20MB. Hard-copy submissions will also be accepted. Send seven (7) complete copies (including samples) to:

ARELLO
Attn: Education and Communication Awards
150 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 920
Chicago, IL 60606

Remember, the deadline is June 5, 2018!

Award Recipients

Newsletter
  • 2018 – Texas Real Estate Commission
  • 2017 – Nova Scotia
  • 2012 – Ontario
  • 2010 – Real Estate Council of Alberta
  • 2008 – Ohio
  • 2007 – North Carolina
  • 2006 – South Africa
  • 2005 – Kentucky
  • 2004 – Oklahoma
  • 2003 – Oregon
  • 2002 – North Carolina
  • 2001 – Texas
  • 2000 – Oregon
  • 1999 – Alberta
  • 1998 – Qu├ębec
  • 1997 – Arizona and Hawaii
  • 1996 – North Carolina
  • 1995 – Alaska
  • 1994 – Alabama
  • 1993 – Nebraska
  • 1992 – Wyoming
  • 1991 – Arizona
Website
  • 2017 – Texas, Alberta, Nova Scotia
  • 2014 – North Carolina
  • 2012 – Louisiana
  • 2009 – Alabama Real Estate Commission
  • 2008 – Idaho
  • 2007 – Nevada
  • 2005 – Texas
  • 2004 – British Columbia
  • 2003 – Alabama
  • 2002 – California
  • 2001 – Texas
Miscellaneous
  • 2018 – Texas Real Estate Commission
  • 2016 – Alberta
  • 2012 – Alberta
  • 2008 – Idaho
  • 2004 – North Carolina
  • 2003 – North Carolina
Videos
  • 2015 – Alabama