Striving for Excellence

The Striving for Excellence (SFE) Awards recognizes chapters for excellence in their management and service to members. The SFE objectives emphasize a chapter’s:

  • program/education
  • chapter leadership/management
  • membership growth and retention
  • communications
  • financial health

The SMPS Striving for Excellence (SFE) Chapter Program Awards recognize chapters that have developed an outstanding special event and/or outstanding educational program.

The SMPS Striving for Excellence (SFE) Chapter Communications Awards recognize chapters that have created the following outstanding communication pieces:

  • newsletter
  • social media
  • website


2020 SFE Criteria will be available on October 1, 2019! 

Reasons to enter the 2020 SFE Competition: 
1. No cost: It’s free for chapters to enter
2. Doing good work? Earn recognition and awareness for your chapter
3. Has your chapter developed an outstanding special event, educational program, newsletter, social media, or website? Share it
4. Check out the criteria; some winners receive free registration to Build Business 2020 in Austin in August

New for 2019: 
*charitable work done by the chapter on behalf of their local community has been added to the judging criteria for chapter awards