Marketing Communications Awards

The 40th Annual SMPS Marketing Communications Awards Program.

Thank you for entering the 2017 MCA Program.

Entries are being prepared for Judging Day on May 6 in Detroit, Michigan.

The Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) program is no longer accepting entries. Entrants will be notified via email regarding possible competition placement no later than May 12. Those who have placed in the respective categories will also be posted here on the MCA recognition page. Winners will be announced at the SMPS annual conference during the Evening of Excellence on Thursday, July 13.

2017 Program Details:

There are 20 categories and ways to win, so start planning today.

Entering is as easy as 1, 2, and 3!

1. Review the award categories, submittal requirements, and FAQs to learn how to prepare your entry.
2. Register your entry in the awards portal. Our updated process allows you to create an account, enter details about your MCA entry, and pay entry fees online.
3. Send us your entry packet in the mail so our expert jury panel can view and judge your entry at Judging Day. Be sure to include your entry form and payment receipt.


Available Now “How To Prepare Your Marketing Communications Awards Entry”
Webinar Recording now available for viewing

Need a little guidance getting your MCA entry together? We’re here to help! MCA committee co-chairs Adam Kilbourne and Dana Galvin Lancour offered a complimentary MCA webinar, where they walked through the important steps of preparing an MCA entry.

Interested in Sponsoring the 2017 MCA Program? 

Contact Christine Chirichella at 571.348.2251 or

2016 Marketing Communications Awards Winners Announced

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the premier A/E/C marketing and business development association, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 National Marketing Communications Awards (MCA). This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry. The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) recognize the individuals and teams who create outstanding communication vehicles for architectural, engineering, design, and construction firms.

This is the only awards program that highlights the critical role and immense value marketing professionals bring to the design and building industry. The award winners were announced and honored on August 11th in Philadelphia, PA, as a part of Build Business, the SMPS annual conference, held August 10-12.

The Best of Show Award, bestowed by a jury of national trade magazine editors and publishers, was awarded to Professional Engineering Consultants, from Wichita, KS, for their video “Come Work At PEC!” This entry was selected as Best of Show because it delivered a compelling message with a light, humorous touch. It had superb writing, good camera work, and generated measurable results. The People’s Choice Award, voted on by the attendees of the SMPS conference, was awarded to Henderson Engineers from Lenexa, KS, for its holiday piece, “Work Hard. Play Hard. Give Back.”

New this year, winners are spotlighted in our online gallery sponsored by Flintco. Visit to see the winning entries and to help benchmark your marketing communications efforts.

To view the press release and a complete list of winners, click here.

To view photos of this year’s winners at the Gala, please click here.

About the Marketing Communications Awards

The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards Program is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards competition that recognizes excellence in marketing communications produced by professional services firms in the design and building industry.The program provides an unparalleled opportunity for professionals to showcase their best marketing practices and to educate the industry about the critical role of marketing in a successful firm.

This competition is open to SMPS members and nonmembers employed in US and international professional services firms. Marketing communication projects completed between January 2015 and December 2016 will be accepted for the 2017 competition.

All finalists are honored on stage and with an award during the SMPS Awards Gala on July 13 in Indianapolis, held in conjunction with Build Business, the Society’s annual conference. Winning entries will be on display throughout the conference, July 12-14, for the benefit of the attendees.

In addition, winning firms are promoted to industry media and building industry associations, in SMPS publications including Marketer, on the SMPS Web site and social media channels, and in DesignIntelligence’s Almanac of Architecture & Design.

For More Information

Contact Molly Dall’Erta, SMPS Headquarters at 800.292.7677, ext. 231, or

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