Striving for Excellence

New! Pivot & Focus Chapter Awards

The 2021 Pivot & Focus Chapter Awards will honor chapters that effectively managed their chapters while dealing with the impact of the pandemic. This year’s awards will recognize how chapters faced the challenges of 2020 by being creative and flexible.

The Pivot & Focus Chapter Awards are intended for the reporting period of September 1, 2019−August 31, 2020. This year, they will take the place of the traditional Striving for Excellence Awards.

The Pivot & Focus Chapter Program Awards recognize chapters that have developed an outstanding special event and/or outstanding educational program.

The Pivot & Focus Chapter Communications Awards recognize chapters that have created the following outstanding communication pieces:

  • newsletter
  • social media
  • website

Reasons to enter the chapter awards competition:

  • No cost: It’s free for chapters to enter
  •  Doing good work? Earn recognition and awareness for your chapter
  • Has your chapter developed an outstanding special event, educational program, newsletter, social media, or website? Share it
  • Check out the criteria; some winners receive free registration to Build Business 2021.


SMPS is pleased to announce the 2020 Striving for Excellence Grand Prize Winner SMPS Boston.
View press release.