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Call for Entries: Deadline March 20, 2023

Final Deadline: March 20, 2023
All entries must be submitted and payment received by 11:59 pm ET to compete in the 2023 competition.

What's New for the 2023 MCA Competition

Discount offer for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firms
MBE-certified businesses (MBE, WBE/WOSB, DBE, EDBE, VOSB, SDVOSB) will receive 10% off their entry fees. 

First-timer discount
For firms that have never entered the SMPS MCA program, we are offering a 10% discount on entry fees. Not sure, contact awards@smps.org.

Pro bono category added
Perfect for firms that created marketing materials pro bono for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. After a paid entry is submitted by a firm, they can submit one complimentary entry in the pro bono category. One pro bono entry per firm. https://smps.secure-platform.com/a/page/categories

 Early editable submission process
You are able to modify or edit your MCA entry until the final entry deadline of March 20, 2023. This allows you to grab the early discount—as long as you enter by the early-discount deadline of February 15, 2023.

Important Dates to Remember



Entry Period

December 15, 2022–March 20, 2023

Early Discounted Entries Deadline

February 15, 2023

Final Deadline
March 20, 2023


April 3–24, 2023*

Finalists Announced

June 1, 2023*

MCA Awards Ceremony

August 10, 2023

*tentative dates

2022 MCA Winners Announced

Check out our 2022 Award of Excellence entries at the Marketer MCA Gallery. To view, all 2022 finalists visit the MCA Gallery.

The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) recognize the individuals and teams who create outstanding communication vehicles for architectural, engineering, design, and construction firms. 

Contact Molly Dall'Erta at molly@smps.org if you need assistance.

Interested in sponsoring the MCA program?

Contact growth@smps.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

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.

 For details please visit www.smps.org/mca.