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Young Achiever in Healthcare Communications

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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 outstanding achievements in career to date (10)
  • Evidence of key achievements through communications programmes and initiatives in 2017 (10)
  • Evidence of most significant achievement to date (10)
  • Evidence of team player qualities (10)
  • Evidence of commitment to best practice and determination to enhance industry reputation (10)
  • Evidence of how the entrant has made a demonstrable difference to his or her team, to his or her company, to his or her clients, to improved patient outcomes and ultimately to the reputation of the industry (10)
  • Quality of third-party/ stakeholder references (10)

This award aims to recognise outstanding young talent working within the broader healthcare communications sector, who, at an early stage in his or her career, has demonstrated real potential for achieving great things, either as a generalist or a specialist.

Entries are invited from young professionals working in any UK, European or international communications role, for example, in-house within industry, for a PR, medical education and digital or other specialist communications consultancy, or for a charity or patient advocacy group.

During their career candidates will already have:

  • Demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of healthcare communications to their company and the industry
  • A proven track record of success in the delivery of healthcare communications programmes that facilitate improvements in
    health outcomes and patient care
  • Been a passionate team player with a high potential for collaboration and success
  • Established themselves as an effective ambassador through work undertaken with stakeholders
  • Made a demonstrable difference to their company and the industry
  • Stood out among their peers.

Entries will only be accepted directly from the individuals themselves, and by signing their entry they certify that all information provided is fair and, above all, accurate.

Candidates should be careful when making claims that they do not overstate their involvement in any programme or activity.

Candidates must have been 28 or under on 31 December 2017. You must include your date of birth within the submission. Along with the two-page written entry, a CV should be included.

Entries should be accompanied by signed references from each of the following stating why they feel the nominee is a candidate for this award.

  • Clients
  • Employer
  • Media contacts/third-party/stakeholders.

All references must be supported by full contact details.

Entries must include a print quality colour photograph of the nominee.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present to an independent judging panel on Thursday 24 May 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians, London NW1. They will be required to give a short presentation on their entry and will then be asked questions by the judges relating to their career to date. The organisers will be unable to send invitations before Friday 11 May, therefore it is advisable for entrants to hold the date open.

Entry Format

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (max 200 words) Must be supplied separately from the two-page, A4 submission. If your submission is nominated for an award, only extracts from the Executive Summary will be published, allowing you to ensure it contains no confidential information. No other part of your entry will be reproduced and your entry will remain confidential at all times

2. SUMMARY – In your own words, state why you think you should win this award

3.CAREER HISTORY TO DATE

4. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2017

5. CLIENT, EMPLOYER and/or THIRD-PARTY FEEDBACK

6.MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE In addition to the standard two-page submission, entrants must provide, on a separate sheet, a more detailed description of their most significant achievement within their career. You should be able to demonstrate how you have made a difference to your company, employer, clients and/or to the reputation of industry. The description should not exceed 1,000 words. Materials, graphics and photographs should be included to support your submission, if applicable.

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