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Charity, Patient or Professional Association of the Year

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Judging criteria:

The judges will be focusing on the following areas when scoring your entry. Write your entries accordingly.

  • Evidence of association’s achievements (10)
  • Evidence of success in implementing well- targeted support programmes or campaigns between January and December 2019, as well as sustained achievements to date (10)
  • Proven tangible benefits for the association and for patients (15)
  • Demonstration of innovative and cost- effective use of both internal and external resources (15)
  • Demonstration of overcoming issues faced (10)
  • Transparency – for example corporate partnership working, innovation, patient/ beneficiary testimony (as evidence) (10)
  • Effectiveness (20)

This category is open to any charity, patient or professional association, support group or voluntary/civil society organisation with an interest in the health and well-being of different groups of patients, based in the UK. Entries will be accepted either directly by the association or via a third party (eg, pharma companies or support agencies).

Judges will be looking for evidence of a range of sustained marketing and PR activities throughout the qualifying period and their related impact in helping grow the organisation’s reach. This could include increased membership, fundraising, political impact, engagement, media coverage, awareness and overall reputational improvement that is the direct result of a series of proactive and reactive PR and communications activities throughout the year.

Entries should include numbers of staff employed in the PR/marketing function of the association, as the level of resource allocated to projects and effective use of budgets will be a consideration when selecting the winner. Where appropriate, include evidence that work carried out during 2019 built upon previous years’ campaigns.

Note: Stand-alone campaigns should be entered into the Charitable Campaign of the Year category.

It is free to enter this category.

Entries can also be via nomination by any interested third party.
The charity, patient or professional association winner will receive a donation of £1,000.

Entry Format

The nomination should include:

1. Name of the nominated association

2. Key contact information, ie name, job title and email

3. The reason for the nomination

4. Projects/Campaigns that have particularly stood out in 2019

5. Any evidence you have to support the nomination, such as websites, articles, links

6. Testimonials to support the nomination

7. Summary – why do you think this association deserves to win.

When putting your nomination together, please consider the judging criteria (right).

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Key dates

Entry deadline 5 March 2020
Extended entry deadline 12 March 2020
Judging day 1 7 May 2020
Judging day 2 21 May 2020
Awards Ceremony 2 July 2020

Contact information:

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Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

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