Win a TOP JOB...
and win new business all year long!

TOP JOB Update:

We're in the process of upgrading the TOP JOB Entry Portal, and that's why some of you have been unable to submit your entries. But fear not! The Entry Portal will open soon, and we will be extending the deadline, so everyone will have ample opportunity to submit their TOP JOBs.

The APC TOP JOB Awards

  • The most powerful marketing tool for Painting Contractors!
  • Win a TOP JOB... and win new business all year long!

Win a TOP JOB in your local market...and use it to win new jobs. Here's how:

  • We're still looking for the best jobs in the US, but TOP JOB is now awarded at a local level.
  • Imagine, if you win TOP JOB-Houston, TOP JOB-Columbus or TOP JOB-Logan (that’s in Utah), you’ll have an incredible tool for promoting your business…in your town!
  • APC Editors and Judges choose the 20 entries that best meet our criteria for craftsmanship, professionalism, safety and customer service.
  • Winners receive an extensive marketing package from APC Magazine proclaiming you as a TOP JOB Winner.
  • Use your TOP JOB Award to promote your business to customers!

Winners Receive:

  • Deluxe Marketing Package from APC Magazine.
  • Coverage in APC Magazine
  • Bonus copies of APC TOP JOB Issue
  • Custom T-Shirts
  • Truck Magnets
  • Social posts
  • Your winning job hosted on the TOP JOB website for a year
  • Framed certificate

Here's what you need to submit:

  • Photos - Before & After Photos (Shots during the job are optional).
  • Job Description - In 25 to 1,000 words, tell us why this is a TOP JOB.
  • Brand assets including high-res logos and a photo of the crew or executive(s)
  • Entry Form - Fill it out, and send it in by Jan 6, 2024.

Photo Tips

  • Photographs are very important to your entry. We must be able to see your work, so follow these guidelines for your before-and-after photos.
  • Take shots before and after the job.
  • If shooting with a smartphone, make sure the lenses is clean with no fingerprint smudges or debris.
  • Double check your photos to ensure they're all in focus.
  • Highlight the most important parts of your job. If there are detailed sections, capture that. If it's a large scope of work, capture that.
  • DO NOT send photos with safety hazards.
  • If you're mailing your entry in, please send a USB drive with photos. We will NOT accept CD or floppy discs.
  • All photos must be at least 300 dpi and 7x9 (larger if possible).
Enter Now
Send Entries To: APC TOP JOB Awards, 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22209 or
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Questions: Click here to email your questions.