Each year, the Multifamily Executive Awards honor some of the most outstanding individuals, projects, and programs in the industry. This year, applicants have the opportunity to win one or more of 36 awards in 18 categories, as well as our coveted Editors' Choice award for the most outstanding project overall.

New to the competition in 2016 is our Best Amenity category, which recognizes the growing popularity of smaller apartments and increased community features over the past decade. The new category will honor companies that excel at meeting their residents' lifestyle wants and needs through an exemplary amenity, whether it be a high-tech gym, a rooftop lounge, a doggie day-care center, or even something we've never seen before.

Once again, this year's submission process is all digital, so there's no need to mail your entry forms and materials to us. Just log on to www.mfeawards.com to register and pay for your entries. There, you can also view a list of frequently asked questions to aid in the submission process and upload all your entry materials, including photos, floor plans, recommendation letters, and promotional materials.

Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at our annual MFE Conference at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, September 19-21, 2016. Honorees will also be featured in our September and October print issues as well as online at www.multifamilyexecutive.com.

For more information on eligibility requirements, rules and regulations, categories, required materials, and frequently asked questions, head over to www.mfeawards.com!

And for some inspiration, check out our previous winners.

Good luck!