An important aspect of the Alberta Masonry Council’s business is their quadrennial Masonry Design Awards. Contractors, Architects, and Engineers alike have the opportunity to submit photos of their work to be recognized and showcased by the Alberta Masonry Council and get judged in several different categories including Artistic Use of Masonry, Commercial Building, Educational/Institutional, Multi-Family Residential, Restoration, Single-Family Residential, and Structural Masonry.
All of the award submissions are completed right on their WordPress website, and the images and submission details get added directly to their awards database. Once the submission date passes, the Alberta Masonry Council judges log into the database and select the Award winners in each category. Once judging is complete, the Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, and all other entries are pulled dynamically from the database — using a custom shortcode— to display on their website for public viewing.