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The MCA competition entry period is now closed.

Judging will begin on April 8. All entrants will be notified of their status by May 31.


2024 MCA Program Timeline



Entry Period

December 15, 2023–March 22, 2024

Early Discounted Entries Deadline

February 15, 2024

Final Deadline
March 22, 2024


April 8–May 15, 2024*

Finalists Announced

By May 31, 2024*

MCA Awards Ceremony

July 25, 2024*

*tentative dates

Need a little guidance getting your MCA entry together?

We’re here to help! Check out the recording of the MCA Entry Webinar which covers:

• Submittal requirements

• How to select the right category

• Important deadlines to remember

• How to exhibit samples, large or small, print or digital

• The judging criteria and evaluation process

Need more inspiration? Check out our winners from the 2023 competition, visit www.smps.org/mcagallery

Congratulations to the 2023 MCA Winners!

Check out the winning entries by visiting our MCA Gallery. Winners were announced on Thursday, August 10th at the MCA Awards Luncheon in Austin, TX at Amplify A|E|C.

To view photos from the awards ceremony visit the Amplify Photo Gallery. 

Juror Feedback

Juror comments for all entries are now available in the entry portal. To access juror comments please use the following directions:

  1.  Log into your account on the left side of this page.
  2. Next, click on “Complete” under “My Entries” on the left nav bar. (If you do not see any entries listed, the issue is that the entry(ies) were completed earlier, such as in February, and the “Complete page” only shows activity from the last 120 days. You will need to select “Show full history” which is linked at the bottom of that page.
  3. On the Complete entries page, click the link “results” next to each entry listed to see each entry’s juror comments.

Questions regarding the program or if you are an entrant and have a question regarding your entry please email awards@smps.org.

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About the MCA Program

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 industries. 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 the US and international professional services firms.