MPA Awards Winners 2018MPA Awards Winners 2018

'How to Guide' - Entry, tips, rules and regulations


Entry information

Our easy to complete digital entry form can be found here

Key dates for 2018 entry

  • Call for Entries - 28th March 2018
  • Closing date for entries - 9th May 2018 Extended to Friday 18th May 2018
  • Shortlisting Annoucement - 30th May 2018
  • Awards Dinner - 18th October 2018

All work submitted for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2018 must have taken place between 1st June 2017 and 1st March 2018 to qualify.

Remember answer the questions with the correct word count, be clear, concise and cover all aspects within the entry form.

What does it cost?

  • MPA members first entry is free
  • All further entries £79 per entry plus VAT
  • Non members £99 per entry plus VAT
  • Student Award category entries are free

Once you have submitted your entry, an invoice will be issue seperately by MPA, payable strictly within 30 days of receipt. Non payment will result in your entry being void.

If you want to consider joining the MPA please contact

Rules and Regulations

  • The office that is entering much be based within the Greater Manchester region and the work submitted must have been created by that office
  • Collaboration must be between companies who are based in Greater Manchester
  • Valid entries submitted must contain work that was created between 1st June 2017 and 1st March 2018
  • All entries must not exceed the word count and will be disqualified by judges should this be the case
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into
  • Do not enter the same campaign/project into more than 3 categories
  • Entries not meeting the criteria as stated will be disqualified
  • You can enter as many categories as you like providing the same campaign or projects is not entered more than three times
  • Note please do not just copy and paste the same entry into various catergories - understand the criteria for each and respond accordinlgy
  • Student Award Only - Process of Judging:
    1. Only one entry per person
    2. All entries will be collated by Jeff McCarthy, MMU and then distributed to the judging panel. Jeff takes no part in the judging process in order to avoid any conflict of interest.
    3. A shortlist of 10 will be selected. All shortlisted entrants will be awarded MPA student membership (£25 each)
    4. The shortlist will be forwarded to the MPA judging panel
    5. They will decide the final shortlist of 3 finalists
    6. Each finalist will attend the 2018 MPA Awards at the iconic Midland Hotel, 18th October 2018
    7. The winner will be announced on the night and prize awarded - Prize consists of commemorative award, MPA student membership, career and recruitment advice (e.g. CV, interview technique).

Key tips

  • Keep it simple and easy to understand
  • Get over the key points consicely
  • Demonstrate results - this is what judges are looking for
  • Make it interesting and easy for the judges to understand
  • Enter the right category - not sure contact

The MPA Team