Reign Awards

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Reign Awards gala this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the extension of the stay at home order by Governor Inslee. However, in the spirit of pivot and focus, we are moving forward with the Reign Awards by going virtual!

People's Choice Voting

People's Choice voting opens today! Check out this year’s entries in our online gallery via Submittable and vote for your favorite overall project entry. Please limit your vote to one project per person. Vote for your favorite entry today and join us on June 17th when project and merit award winners will be announced! People's Choice voting ends June 11th.

Questions? Contact Jackie Corley, SMPS Seattle Reign Awards Co-Chair at [email protected] or 206.394.7306

Meet this Year's Panel of Judges

Cathy McKay. She has worked in strategic marketing for the architectural and engineering industry for 20 years. Her experience includes planning and leading comprehensive marketing and public relations strategies in support of business goals and objectives. She is a hands-on leader in strategic planning, branding, social media, collateral/website development, events, and agency/vendor management. Cathy is excited to serve as judge and looking forward to this great opportunity to participate with her peers.

Wendy Simmons. She is a recognized leader in the Puget Sound A/E/C industry with nearly 20 years of diverse marketing and communications experience. Wendy is founder and principal marketing strategist at Middle of Six, a marketing consultancy 100 percent dedicated to the A/E/C industry. Wendy approaches each assignment with her personal motto, “hustle and heart” -- allowing her to bring a fresh perspective to packaging her clients’ values and expertise to win work and achieve success. Her background includes the development of winning proposals, successful marketing campaigns, exciting re-brands, and dynamic websites. 

Karleen Belmont. She has been a marketing professional in the AEC industry since 1980 and a member of SMPS since 1986. Karleen has served on both Oregon and Seattle Chapter’s Board of Directors and on the National SMPS Board of Directors. In 2002 she became a Fellow of SMPS. She has taught marketing basics to engineering and architecture students and has presented workshops to SMPS and other industry associations across the United States. She is the Business Development Director and an owner with PACE Engineers where she is responsible for BD/Marketing for PACE’s four offices.

Shannon Brush. A strategist engaged with the business administration of her firm and active in the A/E/C community, Shannon brings forth 25 years of experience developing brand recognition and new business. Since 2002, she has contributed to her firm’s growth through recruitment, mentoring, marketing and new service line business development, while giving back to the AEC community as an A4LE, SMPS, and NAIOP volunteer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon, USGBC LEED accreditation and SMPS’ CPSM accreditation since 2006.

Shauna Cross.  She is an award-winning Creative Director with over 20 years of experience producing compelling graphic design. As Assistant Director of Creative at Rochester Institute of Technology, Shauna specializes in pairing emerging technologies with design to create immersive experiences through a sense of presence and storytelling. Her work can be seen both nationally and internationally. Recent accomplishments include the production of the RIT 360 Project: A one-of-a-kind 360 Virtual Reality experience that builds real, meaningful connections through a global perspective of “A Day in The Life at RIT”. In 2017 Shauna was selected as a national judge for the CUNA Excellence in Marketing & Business Development Award, and her work has been published in 1,000 More Greetings, Creative Correspondence for All Occasions, November 2010, Rockport Publishers. 

ABOUT THE REIGN AWARDS

SMPS Seattle’s annual Reign Awards gala recognizes excellence in marketing communications and outstanding achievements of top marketing professionals. Submitting for the Reign Awards provides firms with an unparalleled opportunity for peer recognition and expert feedback. Communications awards will be given to A/E/C firms whose materials and campaigns most compellingly achieve their firms’ marketing goals. The individual merit awards recognize the exceptional accomplishments of individuals in our industry. 

 

2019 Reign Awards

Check out the photobooth gallery from the 2019 Reign Awards.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 REIGN AWARDS WINNERS!

Best Brand Experience/Identity
Re-Branding by OCMI

Best Digital Media Campaign
Meet our Craftspeople
by Sellen Construction

Best Marketing Campaign
People Hire People by Stantec

Best Marketing Collateral
Plug-n-Play Brochure by Stantec

Best One-Time Marketing Piece
Holiday Video by GLY

Best Website
New Website by OCMI

Small Business Honors
Clark | Barnes

Outlier Award
Reid Middleton, Inc.

Judge's Choice Award
Community Impact by Swinerton

People's Choice Award
People Hire People by Stantec

Member of the Year
Janine Pietz, GLY

Rising Star
Ranjana Sterling, Blueline

Advocate of the Year
David Diltz, Compass Construction

Marketer of the Year
Erin Hatch, Weber Thompson

President's Award
Amy Pugh, DCI Engineers

First Mate Award
Heidi Maki, Swensen Say Faget

 

2018 Reign Awards

Check out photos from the 2018 Reign Awards!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 REIGN AWARDS WINNERS!

Best One-Time Marketing Piece
McGranahan Architects

Best Marketing Campaign
Sellen Construction

Best Brand Experience
Clark | Barnes

Best Digital Marketing Campaign
Sellen Construction

Best Website
Sellen Construction

Best Marketing Collateral
Clark | Barnes

Judge's Choice Award
DCI Engineers

People's Choice Award
Sellen Construction & Weber Thompson (tie)

Small Business Award
Clark | Barnes

Rising Star Award
Karen Sullivan, Wood Harbinger

President's Award
Melanie Cochrun, CPSM, GLY Construction

Member of the Year Award
Crystal Sackman, CPSM, Brown and Caldwell

Marketer of the Year Award
Heidi Maki, Swenson Say Faget

 


2017 REIGN AWARDS

Check out photos from the 2017 Reign Awards.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 REIGN AWARDS WINNERS!

Best One-Time Marketing Piece
Fun Fact Cities Coloring Book, Degenkolb Engineers

Best Marketing Campaign
Direct Mail Campaign, NAC Architecture

Best Brand Experience
Rebrand/Corporate Identity, Perteet

Best Digital Marketing Campaign
Women in Architecture, McGranahan Architects

Small Business Award
Architecture of the Northwest Playing Cards
and Coffee Book, Notkin Mechanical Engineers

People's Choice Award
Direct Mail Campaign, NAC Architecture

Judge's Choice Award
Architecture of the Northwest Playing Cards
and Coffee Book, Notkin Mechanical Engineers

Rising Star Award
Jordyn Prince, NAC Architecture

President's Award
Tara Brothers, The Robinson Company

Member of the Year Award
Joni Baker, GLY Construction

Marketer of the Year Award
Erin Hobson, Sellen Construction

 


2016 REIGN AWARDS

Browse the photo gallery from the event

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 REIGN AWARDS WINNERS!

Best One-Time Marketing Piece
2015 Holiday Card, GLY Construction

Best Marketing Collateral
Aloha Party, Weber Thompson

Best Website
New 2015 Website, Swenson Say Faget

Best Brand Experience
Corporate Brand Refresh, Cochran

Best Marketing Campaign
Free Safety Advice Campaign, Sellen Construction

Small Business Award
Brand Refresh & Review, Glosten

Judge's Choice Award
"Tom Kundig Works," Olson Kundig

People's Choice Award
2015 Holiday Card, GLY Construction

Rising Star Award
Madison Dreiger, Osborn Consulting

President's Award
Erin Hatch, Weber Thompson

Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient
Jesi Stuvek


2015 REIGN AWARDS

Browse the photo gallery from the event
Read the event recap on the SMPS Seattle Chapter Blog

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 REIGN AWARDS WINNERS!

Best One-Time Marketing Piece
"Kindness Sticks, Pay It Forward" Video, DCI Engineers

Best Marketing Collateral
Open House Event, Howard S. Wright

Best Digital Media Campaign
"BLG" Blogging Campaign, SRG Partnership

Best Brand Experience
New Home Program, Howard S. Wright 

Judge's Choice Award
"Shooting for Five" Video, Sellen Construction

People's Choice Award
Company Rebranding, Stantec

Marketer of the Year
Melanie Cochrun, CPSM, GLY Construction

Rising Star Award
Crystal Sackman, CPSM, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Member of the Year Award
Amanda Erickson, Sellen Construction

President's Award
Heidi Maki, Swenson Say Faget