First call for entries: 7 March 2024
Closing Date for entries:
Shortlist announcement: July 2024
Awards ceremony and gala dinner: 16 October 2024

Qualification Dates

To qualify, all work submitted for the Awards must have taken place between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024

Costs to Enter

MPA members receive their first entry free.

Best of the Best is a free category and will be judged from all entries into campaign and specialists categories.

Business of the year is also free as long as you have opted in when entering another category.

Entries after this are £121 plus VAT per entry.

Non-member entries are £140 plus VAT per entry.

The following categories are also free to enter for all members and non-members:

  • College Student Award
  • University 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.

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How to Enter

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



Please register ASAP so we know what entries are coming in. You can save and go back and amend as many times as you like before final submission.

Rules and Regulations

  • The company that is entering much be based within the Greater Manchester region and the work submitted must have been created by that company
  • Collaboration must be between companies who are based in Greater Manchester
  • Valid entries submitted must contain work that was created between 1st April 2023 and 1st March 2024 to qualify
  • All entries must not exceed the word count and will be disqualified by judges should this be the case
  • Please note that no judge can judge categories that their own business represents so there is no conflict of interest
  • Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • Do not enter the same campaign/project into more than 3 categories and please ensure the entry if written with relevancy to the category you are entering

College Student Award and University Student Award - Process of Judging:

  • Only one entry per person
  • A maximum shortlist of 10, 5 from university entries and 5 from college entries will be selected. All shortlisted entrants will be awarded MPA student membership at a value of £27.50.
  • The shortlist will be forwarded to the MPA judging panel.
  • The judges will select 3 finalists from the shortlist for each.
  • Each finalist will attend the 2024 MPA Awards celebration.
  • The winner will be announced on the night and prize awarded – Prize consists of commemorative award, MPA student membership, career, and recruitment advice.

Key Tips for All Entries

  • Keep it simple and easy to understand
  • Get over the key points concisely
  • Demonstrate results – this is what judges are looking for
  • Make it interesting to read and don’t use too many words
  • Do not exceed the word count this will result in disqualification
  • Enter the right category – not sure which one is right for you then please contact