Standard Motor Products Launches SMP 'Always Innovating' Challenge

The contest seeks innovative product ideas from industry professionals

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the start of its SMP 'Always Innovating' Challenge. Running through August 31, the contest challenges members of the automotive industry to submit an innovative product idea to SMP's 'New Product Idea' portal. For more information, including official rules, visit

How to Enter

Participants are asked to submit their best new product ideas using SMP's 'New Product Idea' submission form, which can be accessed using the SMP® Parts App and any SMP Engine Management brand website. Participants must include the hashtag #AlwaysInnovating in the 'Tell Us Your Product Idea' section. The contest is open to legal residents of the fifty United States, District of Columbia, and the provinces of Canada (excluding Quebec).


SMP's panel of judges will select the top five product ideas and award one of the corresponding innovative prizes:

  • 1st Place: Samsung® 65" Curved 4K Ultra HD TV

  • 2nd Place: Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

  • 3rd Place: Apple® Watch
4th Place: Bose® Quiet Control 30 Wireless Headphones
5th Place: Nintendo Switch TM 32GB Console

Commenting on the news, Phil Hutchens, Vice President Engine Management Marketing, SMP, stated, "SMP prides itself on being at the forefront of advanced automotive aftermarket technology. Our 'Always Innovating' Challenge gives us a chance to communicate directly with our customers to learn what products they want to see."