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MPA Inspiration Awards

Welcome to our 4th award programme in partnership with Out There Events – please put the date of the awards celebration in your diary - 6th October. This year's event will be held at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

Categories and Entry – How to enter guide (document 1) can be downloaded here. Entry form (document 2) can be downloaded here.

The MPA’s mission is to inspire Manchester’s creative and media industry. We champion collaboration amongst businesses within our region and we celebrate innovation. So it’s no surprise that these values of collaboration and innovation are once again recognised this year as two separate awards rather than by category. This gives you the freedom to look at campaigns/productions/events etc. in which you have collaborated or a truly new and interesting idea that demonstrates innovation.

Taking feedback from our members we have also combined some awards to make this a much more even playing field. We have also moved the awards ceremony to the city centre – we simply outgrew The Monastery at Gorton.

Inspiration is the key factor that drives MPA’s entire programme of activity so these awards are designed to Inspire and for you to demonstrate Inspiration in your thinking and doing.

This year we have designed the entry form so that you can download it, save it and work on it as and when you need to. We have also simplified the entire entry process and have condensed details to one form except for Rising Star that has its own form.

Also as a part of our support for MMU’s Creative Cluster Programme we are also working with them to find a bright student to award the MPA Student Award to so watch this space.

Closing date for entries is Friday 6th May 2016. Closing date for entries has now been extended to Wednesday 18th May 2016.

All work submitted for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2016 must have taken place between 10th June 2015 and 6th May 2016 to qualify.

Our terms and conditions for entry are available here.

Please email cindy@mpa.org.uk with any questions. Good luck!