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

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.