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FAQs

What are the Communiqué Awards?

The Communiqué Awards recognise, reward and commend excellence and best practice in healthcare communications.

Who can enter?

Entries for the Communiqué Awards may be submitted for any European, international or UK activity or programme. Entries are accepted from:

  • PR consultancy
  • Medical affairs 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

How do I enter?

See the How to Enter page and go to https://communique.awardsplatform.com

I've never entered before, can you give me some tips?

See the Judge's Tips and the Entry Checklist for some guidelines.

  • If you have a specific entry query, call the Communiqué Awards team on +44 (0)1372 414243 or email Debbie Tuesley

When is the entry deadline?

Closing date for entries is 11 March 2021. *

* Entries may not be withdrawn after 18 March 2021 and entry fees are non-refundable.

How much does it cost to enter?

Entry fees are non-refundable. Entries received without payment will not be processed.

Entry is charged at:

  • Entries 1-5 £395 + VAT (£474.00)* per entry
  • Entries 6-10 £375 + VAT (£450.00)* per entry
  • Entries 11+ £355 + VAT (£426.00)* per entry

You will automatically be directed to the payment page once you submit your entry.

*A seven-day extension will be permitted to 18 March 2021 for the additional charge of £250 + VAT (£300) per entry.

Entries into the following categories are free of charge:

  • Charitable Campaign of the Year
  • Healthcare Communiquétor
  • Healthcare Communications Advocate

How do you ensure confidentiality of work submitted?

You have total control of the information that may be disclosed. Only content within the executive summary (max 200 words) may be published when reporting the finalist entries. If, in exceptional cases, you prefer to disclose only the title of your entry, please make that clear on the entry form together with the details of any visuals that are not suitable for publication. Should this be the case, we will limit coverage relating to your entry.

Each judge is required to sign a legally-binding confidentiality agreement before appointment. PMGroup undertakes to adhere to the same confidentiality agreement.

A maximum of nine judges, with specific responsibility for the category entered, will see entries submitted in the Healthcare Communications Awards Categories.

A team of independent professionals review the entries in all other categories.

How are the Communiqué Awards presented?

The Communiqué Awards culminate in a gala black-tie dinner and awards evening on Thursday 1 July 2021 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane. Guests from a wide range of disciplines attend each year to recognise best practice and it has become a true highlight in the industry's calendar.

How do I book tickets for the Communiqué Awards?

Download a table booking form or contact Debbie Tuesley on +44 (0)1372 414243.

How do I sponsor a category?

Reach up to 900 key industry figures and decision-makers on the night and a global audience through publicity on www.pmlive.com/awards and through PME.
More information on the current Communiqué Awards sponsors can be found on the Sponsorship page.

Call Tara Lovegrove on +44 (0)1372 414242, or email tlovegrove@pmlive.com to discuss sponsorship/advertising opportunities.

Category Sponsors

Andrew Binns, Marketing Strategy Consultant – Communiqué Awards Judge

Key dates

Entry deadline 11 March 2021
Extended entry deadline 18 March 2021
(additional fee applies)
Judging days May 2021
Awards Ceremony 1st September 2021

Contact information:

For sponsorship opportunities:
Sales Team
sales@pmlive.com
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

General event enquiries:
Debbie Tuesley
dtuesley@pmlive.com
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414243