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Award Season: Get Your Submission in Tip Top Shape

Award Season IconAward submissions can be stressful and nerve-racking. No better way to prepare yourself than to hear from the judges and converse with your peers.

This year we offer you the chance to learn what the judges are looking for, how you can stand out from the rest, and chat with past SMPS Boston multi-award winners about their tips and tricks.




This program will be broken up into two parts. In part one, you will hear from a panelist of judges coming from diverse backgrounds and an array of design experience. Your judges are:

Andrea Gabrielle, CEO & President at Neptune Web

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Kathy McMahon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at National Development



Catherine Walsh



Catherine Walsh, Assistant Vice President – Facilities Division at Northeastern University



_MP_8223 (Large)  Jessica Darling, Senior Marketing Coordinator at Stantec





We are thrilled to welcome Pat Tracy Callahan, Regional Marketing Manager from VHB, as the panelist moderator.




Part two will be broken out into round table discussions with some of SMPS Boston’s most prestigious multi-award winners. Our round table discussion leaders are:
StephanieTStephanie Tyll, Marketing Manager at Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Past awards are SMPS National, Small Firm, Special Events First Place (2004), Alternative Media Frist Place (2007), SMPS National Video First Place (2013), Holiday Piece First Place, Special Event Second Place, Digital Holiday Piece First Place (2014), Digital Holiday Piece First Place (2016)

acen_171013_6045-EditSarah McGillicuddy, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Acentech
Past awards are Website First Place (2016), Best in Show Holiday Card (2015), and Branding First place (2015)




Marsha Miller, Director, Corporate Marketing at Vanderweil Engineers
Past awards are Special Events Marketing First Place (2015), SMPS National Direct Mail Campaign Third Place (2013), and SMPS National Corporate Identity Second Place (2009)




KarenRKaren Robichaud, Director of Creative Engagement at Payette
Past awards are Digital Media, Best In-House Design (2015), Best Holiday Piece, Best in Show (2016)





Awards season comes once a year and this year you have the advantage to get ahead of the game. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and walk away confident and motivated to submit your best work.


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  • Alexandra Saccone,

    National Development

  • Sara Garber,


  • Sara Garber,


  • Taylor Kulhawik,

    Chapman Construction/Design

  • Wendy Benson,

    Robert Benson Photography

  • Jennifer Bentley,

    Elkus Manfredi Architects

  • Pia Cardinali,

    CRJA-IBI Group

  • Jessica Guyer,

    Finegold Alexander Architects Inc

  • Viviane Benchaya,


  • Lauren Hickey,


  • Kristin Armitage,

    Halvorson Design Partnership

  • Elena Lelchuk,

    Commodore Builders

  • Ken Sterritt,


  • Toni Drowne,

    LLB Architects

  • Sandy Kane,


  • Sarah Eigen Davis,


  • Katie Frank,

    Rider Levett Bucknall

  • Anne-Marie Anderson,

    Windover Construction

  • Laurel Sibert,


  • Jennifer Meus Tulipani,

    Simpson Gumpertx & Heger

  • Vanessa Ryder,


  • Julia Hamilton,


  • Corrin Wolf,

    Bala Consulting Engineers

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