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ABOUT THE AWARDS

The MPA Awards 2021 are now live!

These awards are a way of recognising the amazing talent across our city, but perhaps more importantly than ever, a way of inspiring future talent, innovation and creativity. Members and non-members are invited to enter.

All members get their first entry free as well as free entry to the 'Of the Year' categories.

Inspiration. Collaboration. Celebration. These are the central values of the MPA Awards, distilled from the attitude, style and personality of our great city.

THE SHORTLIST

After an intense day of judging, we are pleased to officially announce the shortlist of finalists for the MPA Inspiration Awards 2021.

View the shortlist HERE

KEY DATES

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To qualify, all work submitted for the Awards must have taken place between:

1 June 2020 and 30 April 2021.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

COSTS TO ENTER

MPA members receive their first entry free plus a free entry to the ‘Of the Year’ category relevant to them. Entries after this are £93 plus VAT per entry.

Non-member entries are £109 plus VAT per entry.

The following awards are also free to enter to both members and non-members:

  • Student Award
  • My Freelance Hero (by nomination only)

Once you have submitted your entry, payment is required through the Awards entry website.

Non-payment will result in your entry being void.

If you want to consider joining the MPA please contact cindy@mpa.org.uk

HOW TO ENTER

Our easy to complete digital entry form can be found using the link below:

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Please register as soon as you can. The actual submissions can be edited and updated right up until the deadline, but it really helps us manage the awards and distribute the categories to judges if we can understand how many entries we can expect.

2021 CATEGORIES

We've got a really exciting and diverse mix of categories this year. Find out which ones are right for you by clicking below. All work or achievements entered must have taken place between 1 Jun 2021 and 30 April 2021.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CATEGORIES

MEET THE JUDGES

Our panel of independent judges have been confirmed and we will be selecting a Chair of Judges shortly.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT OUR ESTEEMED JUDGING PANEL

AWARDS CELEBRATION

Further details of the Awards celebration will be announced shortly but please hold the following date in your diary:

Thursday 21 October 2021

As you would expect from the MPA, we are planning a night to remember. We will be celebrating and networking in style with a sparkling drinks reception, a mouthwatering 3 course gala dinner, a glittering awards ceremony and a fun filled after party. Get your dancing shoes at the ready - we will see you there!

When the shortlist is announced in July, we will be taking ticket and table reservations. We do expect high volumes of bookings so please do reserve ahead.

You will be asked for a deposit of £300 to hold an exclusive table of 10.

Further details on how to do this will be sent out in July.

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Why not stand out from the crowd and enjoy pre-publicity in the lead up to the 2021 Awards celebration?

There are plenty of ways in which you can support the MPA Inspiration Awards 2021 and we can create bespoke packages to suit all budgets.

To find out about sponsorship please contact Cindy Simmons to discuss in more detail.

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

The MPA Team

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