While each regional ENR editor strives to notify firms individually about editorial opportunities in ENR’s regional publications, every so often an email address is missed or a reminder doesn’t reach the intended recipient. This guide is intended to provide an overview of current and upcoming editorial opportunities, rankings and call for entries in the regional editions.


The best way to keep up-to-date with upcoming editorial opportunities is by subscribing to and reading each region's bi-weekly e-newsletter. You can sign up for the free ENR California newsletter (or any other region you might be interested in) here: http://programs.construction.com/forms/newsletters

We also announce opportunities via Twitter. Follow ENR_CA on twitter at https://twitter.com/ENR_CA.

Sometimes our email reminders come from different email addresses at McGraw Hill. In case our notifications were sent to spam, make sure @mhfi.com and @mcgraw-hill.com are approved/safe domains in your spam settings. For our top list surveys, confirmation emails come from @enrsurveys.opinioninsight.com.

We also publicize our various surveys and opportunities throughout the year on our website, http://california.construction.com/. You can access other regions via the dropdown at the top of the page.

Some upcoming opportunities you might be interested in include:

Top 20 Under 40Profiles up-and-coming leaders in the design & construction industry. The article appears in the first issue of the new year. Enter now! http://enr.construction.com/Top20Under40/2014/

Legacy Award — A brand new recognition this year, the Legacy Award honors industry veterans with many years of experience and long lists of contributions to their profession and community. We’ll be looking for nominees with a history of innovation, outstanding career highlights and an engagement within the industry and the surrounding community. Click here for more information and how to submit. Deadline: Oct 1 2014  

Top Design Firms Ranking — Each ENR regional edition ranks the top design firms regionally. Survey is available from January to March. You can access the survey for all regions here: https://enrsurveys.opinioninsight.com/survey/html.pro?ID=126 . See the link for deadlines in other regions. All design specialties (mechanical/electrical engineering, architecture, structural engineering, etc.) are invited to participate. Each region picks one firm as its "Design Firm of the Year."

Top Contractors Ranking ENR ranks the top contractors nationally and regionally also. You can access the regional survey here:

https://enrsurveys.opinioninsight.com/survey/html.pro?ID=136. The deadline is in mid to late spring. Each region picks one firm as its "Contractor of the Year"


Top Specialty Contractors Ranking — this ranking is for contractors who specialize in trades such as concrete, electrical, demolition, excavation, etc. You can also participate if you self-perform these trades. One firm in each region is selected as the “Specialty Contractor of the Year" based on a number of factors including revenue increase, sustainability, innovation and community service. The survey is available here, and usually runs during the spring/early summer: http://enrsurveys.com/html.pro?ID=146

Best Projects Competition We seek entries for our annual awards program, which is dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them, beginning in May and running until the end of July. Projects compete in 20 specialized categories, ranging from airports to sports/entertainment. The 2014 contest is closed, but for more information click here: http://enr.construction.com/bestprojects/2014/Default.asp


ENR Global Best Projects Projects can be located anywhere in the world, including the U.S. Globally diverse project teams are encouraged to submit. The next call for entries will occur towards the end of 2014. You can find out more info here:



Online User Photo Galleries you can upload your own photos in one of our three online user galleries: A) Project Photos – construction photos, renderings or completed project photos B) People photos – new hires, promotions or other people news C) Events – banquets, association events, conferences. Follow the instructions to upload (you will be instructed to set up a free user account in our system for your first post) http://california.construction.com/photos/  


Top 25 Starts Each regional publication ranks the largest starts of the previous year, usually limited to projects over $100 million in California. The list is compiled via research and input from the construction community in February. You can email me directly at scott.blair@mhfi.com if you have a project over $100 million that broke ground in 2014.