CAMME Awards

The Best of the Best in the Industry! The Chicagoland Apartment Marketing and Management Excellence (CAMME) Awards is an annual event which recognizes and celebrates excellence in the multifamily housing industry


The 2019 CAMME Awards dinner & awards presentation will take place on Friday, October 18th at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Additional information on the program/event will be posted here as it becomes available.


Click here to view the current 2019 CAMME Awards Category Guide. The guide contains all of the information for all of the categories that will be offered this year.

The following are the key dates for the 2019 CAMME Awards program:

  • APPLICATION (ENTRY FORM) SUBMISSION PERIOD:  The application deadline was Wednesday, June 26th at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • ENTRY MATERIAL UPLOAD/SUBMISSION PERIOD: Wednesday, July 3rd - Friday, July 12th at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • JUDGING PERIOD*: Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 9th 
    • On-Site Managers: Tuesday, July 30th
    • Vintage and Low-Rise/Garden Leasing Professionals: Wednesday, July 31st
    • Mid-Rise/Hi-Rise Leasing Professionals: Thursday, August 1st
    • Chief Engineer/Maintenance Supervisors: Tuesday, August 6th
    • Low-Rise/Garden Assistant Property Managers: Wednesday, August 7th
    • Mid-Rise/Hi-Rise Assistant Property Managers: Thursday, August 8th

*The On-Site Manager, Chief Engineer/Maintenance Supervisor, Assistant Property Manager, and Leasing Professional categories are the ONLY categories that will be judged on specific dates. All other categories may be judged on any of the dates within the judging period. The category guide contains additional details on how each category is judged. 


Entrants may upload their materials beginning on Wednesday, July 3rd by logging into OpenWater. Entrants may click here to log into OpenWater and upload the materials for their entries. All materials for entries are due by Friday, July 12th at 11:59 p.m. CST.


The CAMME Awards is a peer-judged awards program. Every year, CAA relies on the commitment of multifamily housing professionals to judge its entries. The 2019 judging dates are listed in the section above.

Click here for access to the 2019 CAMME Awards Volunteer to Judge Form to complete the application to volunteer. You will need to log in to our awards software OpenWater to gain access to the form. If you created login credentials for OpenWater last year, you will need to use those. If you have never used OpenWater before, you will need to create your login credentials using the fields on the right side of the login page. 


The 2018 CAMME Awards were held on Friday, October 26th at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Congratulations to all of the 2018 CAMME Award  nominees & winners! Click here for a complete list of this year's award recipients.Click on the image below to be taken to the photo gallery from that event.