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Welcome to the Communiqué Awards

Welcome to the Communiqué Awards 2018

Since 1997, the Communiqué Awards has celebrated outstanding work in healthcare communications, showcasing the very best that our industry has to offer across local, European and international markets. To ensure the Awards continue to set the pace in identifying and recognising innovation, creativity and strategic depth, along with executional excellence and effectiveness, each year senior industry leaders review and challenge Award categories and criteria. For 2018, this has led to the introduction of two new categories: Excellence in Integrated Non-Promotional Communications, and Excellence in Communication Through Creative Execution; alongside refreshed criteria for other categories.

Let's be clear, to win a Communiqué Award is a tremendous accolade, because it means that programmes or initiatives, individuals and teams have made a real difference – to patients, to stakeholders and influencers, and to the reputation of our industry itself.

A benchmark of excellence

Each year, a changing panel of over 100 industry experts and leaders, drawn from advocacy, agency, pharma, professional services and regulators take part in a rigorous judging process, championing the highest possible standards to identify winners that showcase the very best in healthcare communications.

The Communiqué Awards presentation

The Communiqué Awards take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Thursday 28th June 2018. It’s an unmissable opportunity to share an evening with fellow professionals, as well as important stakeholders from different disciplines and geographies. I look forward to seeing you there!

Good luck ...

Anna Korving
Chair of Communiqué Awards judging panel

Who can enter?

Entries for the Communiqué Awards may be submitted by any UK, European or international:

  • PR consultancy
  • Medical education/communications agency
  • Public affairs/policy consultancy
  • Integrated/networked communications agency
  • Digital communications agency
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • OTC or consumer health company
  • Device manufacturers
  • NHS or healthcare provider department or body
  • Outside contractor or non-PR professional acting on behalf of (and with the full authorisation of) the client company
  • Patient or professional association
  • Charity
  • Government agency or department
  • Non-governmental organisation.

Eligibility

Entries must conform, and adhere, to the letter and spirit of the PMCPA, APPC (Association of Professional Political Consultants - if appropriate) and PAGB (Proprietary Association of Great Britain) Codes of Practice. You must ensure that your entry is compliant with the Code and Medicines Act. We reserve the right to rescind an award, should a breach of the code be confirmed at any time.

“90TEN is extremely proud of its long-standing relationship with the Communiqué Awards. As a past winner of multiple consultancy, innovation and campaign awards, we have seen first-hand the impact that winning a prestigious Communiqué award can have on a consultancy’s reputation and its likelihood for attracting new business and top talent. As a judge, I am consistently impressed by the rigorous and transparent nature of the awards process and the exceptional quality of the entries. Showcasing innovation in our sector has never been more important and Communiqué has truly stood the test of time.”
Paul Tanner,
Chairman, 90TEN

Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards

Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards
Find out what the chair of judges Anna Korving, senior judges Sarah Matthew and Annabelle Sandeman and previous award winners Paul Tanner, 90TEN and Emma Reynolds, Cohn & Wolfe; have to say on how the judging process works, what the judges focus on, tips on what helps and what distracts within an entry and get insights into how previous winners have created that stand out submission.