Reign Awards

2021 Reign Awards Call for Entries

Award season has officially begun and it’s no different for SMPS Seattle – the call for entries for the 2021 Reign Awards program is officially open! It’s time to celebrate you and your firm’s accomplishments by submitting your best marketing and communications projects from the past year. All entries/individual merit nominations must be received by May 6. To receive the early bird discount please submit by April 16. Award submittals are open to both member and non-member firms and individuals. BONUS: All project entries will receive one free ticket to the 2021 Reign Awards Gala.

Online Submission Platform  All entries are submitted online – no hard copies required. View categories, fill out your entry packet, upload your images, pay online, and even save your submission to finish it up later. No need for boards this year as the online gallery of entries will be available for viewing and sharing digitally. Ready to get started? Click here to submit.

NEW THIS YEAR! You have the option to submit a one-minute video version of your creative brief with your entry. If submitted, we will use the winning projects’ videos to announce the winner of that category during the virtual Reign Awards gala on June 16. The video is not a factor in judging. Please see the pdf Entries packet for more details.

Entry Packet and Individual Merit Award Packet Before getting started with Submittable, you can download a PDF packet outlining all the categories for Entries and Individual Merit Nominees.

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

Become a Reign Awards Sponsor!

Create awareness for your business and connect with top professional services firms’ marketers and business developers by sponsoring SMPS’s Annual Awards Gala. The sponsorship packet includes multiple options – there is a level for every company. All sponsorship pledges must be received by May 17.

           

Questions? Contact Ranjana Sterling, SMPS Seattle Director of Special Events  at [email protected] or 425.250.7266

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. 

2021 Reign Awards Judges

David Diltz, Director of Operations, Compass Construction
David is the Director of Operations for Compass Construction. He ensures operational integrity through data acquisition, synthesis, and dissemination. He steers organizational alignment through development of cross-departmental standards and practices, technology implementations, and the application of modern business principles. David began his tenure with Compass in 2014 and has experience in acquisitions and entitlements, scheduling, logistics planning, and an expertise in organizational development.

Melissa English, LEED AP, Principal Marketing Strategist, Middle of Six
Melissa is a principal marketing strategist at Middle of Six, a marketing consultancy dedicated to the AEC industry. She provides strategic guidance and creative direction to clients on the West Coast ranging in scale from small and mid-sized architecture firms to large multi-disciplined engineering firms and prominent general contractors and subcontractors.  Melissa’s 20 years in marketing and communications includes 17 years at a consulting engineering firm where she developed and executed annual marketing and business development plans, public relations strategies, and digital marketing approaches. Melissa has been an active member of SMPS Seattle since 2003 and facilitated the South End Roundtable for 9 years. 

Melissa Quezada, Principal, Quezada Consulting
Melissa Quezada is principal of Quezada Consulting, providing customized marketing assistance to AEC firms. Melissa’s services include proposal management, presentation development and coaching, writing and editing, content development, and marketing collateral creation. As principal, she works directly with clients to determine the most appropriate solutions to suit their needs, and is personally responsible for meeting or exceeding their expectations. Melissa has been an active member of SMPS since 2001 and has served as a board member, committee member, roundtable facilitator, mentor, and ambassador.

Angela White, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Holmberg Mechanical
Angela has been a marketing professional in the construction industry for nearly 20 years. She and her husband, Jeff, are the owners of Holmberg Mechanical. Since 2012, she has helped grow the company’s online presence and hone its brand recognition through digital marketing and social media campaigns. She is a member of AMAPS and mentors newly graduated marketing students. She is a SMACNA committee member for both COVID Task Force and Women in Construction. She holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing and a Master’s in Public Relations. Angela recently signed up for SMPS membership and is looking forward to becoming an active participant.

Tim Yeadon, Principal & Creative Director, Clyde Golden
Tim is a Creative Director (and former journalist) who learned long ago the best way to help his clients was to ask a lot of questions and then listen very carefully. Tim founded Clyde Golden in 2016. He also serves as host of the agency’s marketing podcast, Input Doc. 
Tim lives with his wife and two very friendly dogs in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, where in his spare time he repairs manual typewriters and builds wooden boats.

 

 

2020 Reign Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 REIGN AWARDS WINNERS!

Watch the virtual gala at  https://vimeo.com/427562193

Best Brand Experience/Identity
Corporate Identity Rebranding
by UMC

Best Digital Media Campaign
Internal Communications
by DCI Engineers

Best Marketing Campaign
Code Crunchin' Luncheon by Hargis Engineers

Best Marketing Collateral
Yeti to Party! by Blueline

Best One-Time Marketing Piece
Craft Magazine - 75th Anniversary
Edition 
by Sellen Construction

Best Website
Website Redesign by Olsen Kundig

Small Business Award
Elfgineer on Your Desk - Holiday
Card by Reid Middleton, Inc.

Best in Show Award
Corporate Identify Rebranding by UMC

People's Choice Award
Sometimes Evolution Takes You Closer
to Your Roots: CTA is now Cushing
Terrell by Cushing Terrell

Rising Star
Stephanie Babb, Coffman Engineers

Member of the Year
Jackie Corley, The Walsh Group

Marketer of the Year
Kellie Fortier, Compass Construction

President's Choice (1) 
Melanie Cochrun, CPSM, GLY Construction

President's Choice (2)
Erin Hatch, CPSM, Weber Thompson

 

 

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