Marketing Communications Awards Program

Welcome to the 44th Annual SMPS Marketing Communications Awards

Help us celebrate excellence in marketing communications with the 2021 SMPS Marketing Communications Awards. Enter for a chance to win the coveted “M” award and be recognized for your creativity and results. Choose from over 20 categories, including the new category, Crisis Management, and Communications.

Call for Entries opens on December 1, 2020.

Early Discount Deadline is March 1, 2021, and the final deadline for entries is March 22, 2021.

Marketing communication projects completed between January 2019 and January 2021 will be accepted for the 2021 competition.

Need a little guidance getting your MCA entry together? We’re here to help! Watch our complimentary webinar that will walk you through the important steps to preparing an MCA entry.

What is covered in the webinar:
• What’s new for 2021
• Submittal requirements
• How to select the right category
• Entry Form
• Important deadlines to remember
• How to exhibit samples, large or small, print or digital
• The judging criteria and evaluation process
• Questions and Answers session



Entry Period

December 1, 2020–March 22, 2021

Early Discounted Entries

December 1, 2020–March 1, 2021


April 5–26, 2021*

Finalists Announced

June 1, 2021*

MCA Awards Ceremony


*tentative dates


SMPS is pleased to announce the 2020 Marketing Communications Awards winners.
View press release.

SMPS Marketing Communications Awards
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 successful firms.

This competition is open to SMPS members and nonmembers employed in the US and international professional services firms.

Interested in being a sponsor?

Email Christine or call 703.684.2264 for details.