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Income Property Owner of the Year Video Submission

Recognize an IPOANS member that demonstrates property management excellence and professionalism. The nominee exhibits a willingness to go above and beyond property management status quo by delivering outstanding resident relations, demonstrates a strong commitment to resident service pr0grams, property maintenance, and commitment to community. The member demonstrates best practices throughout their operations providing best in class human resources, resident services, sustainability practices, employee and tenant education, occupational health and safety and committed to workplace diversity. Properties demonstrate pride of ownership.

General Guidelines

Length: Not to exceed 5 minutes
File Settings: HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio
File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
File Name Format: Company Name_Award Category_Nominee Name – i.e. Ace PM_Property Manager_Gail Sweet
Voice Overlay: Any portion of the video consisting of a slideshow or gallery must be accompanied with a voice overlay describing what is being shown.

​Video Content

The video submission must contain the following information:

  • Describe your company and provide Mission Statement
  • Highlight Building Types, Resident Demographics
  • Highlight Notable Resident Programs and Services
  • Highlight Community Relations and Initiatives
  • Highlight Sustainability Practices Implemented
  • Highlight Annual Goals and Objective Achieved
  • Highlight Commitment and Involvement in IPOANS


Do a sound check: Limit as much unnecessary background noise as possible and take steps to eliminate feedback caused by echoing.
Check settings: Before shooting make sure that in your phone, laptop, or camera settings that you’re shooting in HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.
Shoot horizontally: Shooting sideways will make sure your video fits in nicely with other submissions.
Lighting: Use natural lighting when possible. However, if you cannot, you can use the lights in your house to create a three-point lighting setup. Do not let yourself be backlit. Use a window as a light source instead of a background. The subject of your video should always be brighter than what is behind it.
Camera positioning: Make sure your camera is at or above eye level. This will provide a more flattering angle than if you’re looking down at your laptop or phone. Try to have your eyes level on the upper horizontal line using the rule of thirds to look like a pro.
Background: Pay attention to the background. White walls are fine but a little boring. Shooting your video with some open space behind you can add depth to the shot.

Video Upload

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c: Kevin Russell
t: 902.425.3572