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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 2018, 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).

Entries should include numbers of staff employed in the PR/marketing function of the association, as the level of resource allocated to projects will be a consideration when selecting the winner. Where appropriate, include evidence that work carried out during 2017 built upon previous years’ campaigns.

It is free to enter this category.

Entries are via a nomination form and can be made by any interested party or by the charity, patient or professional association directly.

The charity, patient or professional association winner will receive a donation of £1,000.

Entry Format

1. Name of the nominated association

2. Key contact information

3. The reason for the nomination

4. Projects/Campaigns that have particularly stood out in 2018

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 assocciation deserves to win.

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

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Key dates

Entry deadline 14 March 2019
Extended entry deadline 21 March 2019
Judging days 9 May and 23 May 2019
Awards Ceremony 4 July 2019

Contact information:

For sponsorship opportunities:
Sales Team
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

General event enquiries:
Debbie Tuesley
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414243

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