Merit shop contractors give 100% on their jobs, creating innovative and outstanding projects, and now you have the chance to show the construction industry how hard your team has worked. By submitting an application for the 25th Annual National Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards , your company and project team can join the hundreds of ABC member companies who have been recognized on a national scale for their work. Here’s how your project team could be the next national EIC winner: Your project is eligible if you have won in the most recent competition at the chapter level. If you have not participated in a chapter award competition, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check your eligibility. Determine which award category best fits your project by checking the 25+ categories listed online . Register your project by Oct. 31 by beginning this online application . Finalize your online application by Nov. 24. For those of you who have been the recipient of an EIC award in prior years, you know how great it is to be named a leader in the industry on stage in front of hundreds of your peers, but for those of you who have not yet experienced this honor, the only way to find out is to be there on March 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. To see a list of last year’s winners and descriptions of their projects, view the 24th Annual EIC Awards brochure .