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Call for Entries

The Special Events Committee works all year long to bring about a successful awards program for the chapter. The Awards Gala marks the culmination of this process. Each year, we invite SMPS Boston members and industry peers to submit entries to SMPS Boston’s Awards for Marketing Communications and Marketing Achievements. Awards are given in multiple categories to encompass all aspects of the profession. Below is an overview of the categories and a link to The Official 2021 Call for Entries:

Marketing Communications Categories 

  • Corporate Identity
  • Special Event Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Holiday Piece
  • Brand Awareness Campaign
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Internal Communications
  • Video
  • Recruitment and Retention Communications
  • NEW: Creative Virtual Adaptations from 2020

New Category: Employer of the Year Award

This year, we are adding a new honor to celebrate an AEC organization for its dedication to creating a supportive and engaging company culture and improving its employees’ lives with the Employer of the Year award.

All above entries are also considered for the following additional honors:

  • Best in Show
  • Best in Show-Small Firm
  • People’s Choice
  • Best In-house Design

Responses and requirements for each category include:

  • Creative Brief that describes why your entry should win (350 words or less)
  • Marketing Objectives (200 words or less)
  • Audience (100 words or less)
  • Market Research and Marketing Plan (250 words or less)
  • Messaging (150 words or less)
  • Results (300 words or less)

Award Entry Dates

  • Discounted Early Entries Due: Friday, April 9
  • Final Entries Due: Friday, May 7

In addition, we honor a New Member of the Year and Marketing Professional of the Year. These two special awards have no cost for a nomination. Nominations have been extended and are now due Friday, April 16th and Nominee Applications are due Friday, May 7th.

For additional information and details, please click here for The Official 2021 Call for Entries

Submittable Link to Submit Entries & Pay