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Entries into the 2020 Communiqué Awards should be submitted via email to Debbie Tuesley

Closing date for entries is 5 March 2020.
A seven-day extension will be permitted to 12 March 2020, for an additional charge.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your entry (via email) within seven days of submission, please contact Debbie Tuesley, dtuesley@pmlive.com

Download Entry Kit & Form

Entries CANNOT be withdrawn or amended/added to in any way after 23 March 2020, once the judging process has commenced.
Entry fees are non-refundable. Entries received without payment will not be processed.

Entry is charged at £345 + VAT (£414.00)* per entry.
See entry form for details of how to pay by credit card. One payment covering all entries is acceptable.

*A seven-day extension will be permitted to 12 March 2020 for the additional charge of £200 + VAT (£240) per entry.

Charity/association/healthcare provider:
Entries are free of charge.

One entry form (authorised by the appropriate representatives of the agency and client) must be completed for each entry submission.

Your written entry must comprise:

  • A 200-word executive summary. This must be supplied separately from the two-page A4 submission. This will not be seen by the judges and will be the only information made publicly available if your entry is a finalist. Please ensure it is signed off by the client (if appropriate). It does not have to be anonymised.
  • The two-page A4 entry submission which will be seen by the judges and must be anonymised (except where the category indicates), ie it must not contain any mention of the company/organisation submitting the entry. It must be typed or typeset with minimum 10pt font size and have sufficient margin to accommodate a hole-punch. These documents (in Word or pdf format) must be emailed with your entry form.

You may illustrate your submission with thumbnail images where necessary, if they will be useful in helping the judges’ understanding of your work.

All entries should follow the category specific entry format and judging criteria. Entries exceeding two sides of A4 that do not follow the entry format will automatically be penalised by the judges.

Provide full details of the use of any other agency, outside contractor and/or third party that may have been involved in the work.

Write your entry specifically for the category entered; any submission entered into more than one category, which has not been tailored to the relevant criteria but merely duplicated, will be disqualified and will still be charged.

IMPORTANT: It is important for entrants to realise that, at the first stage of judging, decisions will be based on the content of the two-page written submission only. Judges (other than for Excellence in Social Media Strategy or Excellence in Engagement through Digital Channels categories) will have no access to executive summaries or supporting materials. These will be made available at group judging days.

ANONYMISED:

Please check each category to see if you need to anonymise your entry.

Do not include any entrant information or brand colours in your two-page submission that will easily identify your agency/company (client and brand/product details are permitted); FAILURE TO ANONYMISE, WHERE REQUIRED, WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

Entries should be accompanied by:

– A selection of relevant supporting materials and visuals to illustrate the work undertaken

– ESSENTIAL: A summary sheet must be supplied with supporting materials,

  • Itemising each piece of supporting material
  • Clearly referencing where evidence has been supplied in support of all claims made in the entry about outcomes, such as shifts in awareness, attitude and reported behaviour, eg info on sample size, method of data collection etc. Entries will not be accepted without this document.
    Supporting materials do not need to be anonymised.

Other common requirements are that entries must:

  • Relate to the period indicated in the entry criteria for each category. Sales and other important data from Q1 2020 are admissible, providing they are clearly highlighted in your submission. No further information can be accepted after the closing date for entries.
  • Include benchmarks to help judges evaluate the impact and outcomes of the work:
  • Address the specific needs of the audience, provide value and build trust with the stakeholder group(s)
  • Include stakeholder references and client verdicts – but only those that confirm and support the value of the work undertaken with or for them (for example in improving patient care/advancing healthcare).
  • Entries for any campaign that has been entered previously into the Awards must include clear evidence of substantial development/improvement, together with chronology. If work has been entered previously, these submission(s) MUST be provided to allow judges to see what progress/developments can be demonstrated over time. These MUST be included within your supporting documents. Where these are not available you should highlight this in the covering email for the submission and give details of the year of entry, the category entered and the title of the entry and PMGroup will endeavour to find the entry within its archives
  • Deliver balanced, independent and compelling work that enables stakeholders to improve clinical practice, raise standards of patient and general healthcare, enhance patient safety, improve access to treatment, or overcome other current treatment barriers
  • Disclose full details of the use of any other agency, outside contractor and/or third party that may have been involved in the work. Provide details of any other consultancies or other organisations who were contributors in the work. Be open!
  • Disclose any ’paid for’ elements of the campaign.

Supporting materials – these do not need to be submitted until Friday 27 March 2020:- Should be no larger than a single A4 box file (size guide only, it is not necessary to submit materials in box files)

- ESSENTIAL: A summary sheet must be supplied with supporting materials, detailing each of the supporting materials and clearly referencing where evidence can be found to support claims made in the entry about outcomes, such as shifts in awareness, attitude and reported behaviour, eg info on sample size, method of data collection etc. Entries will not be accepted without this document.

Supporting materials must be accompanied by:

  • A copy of the entry form
  • A copy of the executive summary
  • A copy of the entry submission
  • A referenced summary sheet of all documents provided and details as to where the judges can find supporting evidence for all claims made in your submission about outcomes such as shifts in awareness, attitude and reported behaviour
  • Original client brief: where possible, provide a copy of the original brief from the client, or relating to the campaign
  • Photographs for categories that require them.
  • For the Media Relations category the judges require a full, hard copy pack - not a single data stick. More information is useful rather than less. Summaries do not provide sufficient detail.

Your images must comply with the following:

  • Colour jpeg files
  • For the Individual, Team, and Consultancy Awards, pictures must be of people and teams. We recommend a professional photographer for best results
  • Image resolution must be 300 dpi and the size no less than 200mm x 200mm, to allow for landscape, portrait or square images.

Should you reach the finalist stage, these images may be used in PMGroup publications, online and will be used on-screen during the awards night presentation

Multiple entries: Multiple entries into different categories MUST be written specifically for each separate category. Individual categories will be judged by different judging panels and supporting materials must be submitted separately for each category entered. Failure to tailor each entry for the category it has entered could result in disqualification.

Please indicate on the entry form whether you require your supporting materials to be returned to you or destroyed by PMGroup after the awards presentation.

Supporting materials should be posted to:

Debbie Tuesley
Communiqué Awards 2020
Mansard House
Church Road
Little Bookham
Surrey
KT23 3JG
Supporting materials must arrive no later than Friday 27 March 2020.

IMPORTANT: It is important for entrants to realise that, at the first stage of judging, decisions will be based on the content of the two-page written submission only. Judges (other than for Excellence in Social Media Strategy or Excellence in Engagement Through Digital Channels categories) will have no access to executive summaries or supporting materials. These will be made available at group judging days.

90TEN was delighted to be crowned Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year in 2019. To be recognised for helping to drive innovation, enhance outcomes and improve the lives of patients in our sector is the greatest achievement. The result of winning either a consultancy or an individual campaign award is both significant and immediate. For current employees and clients, it enhances the pride they have in the company. For potential clients and industry talent, it gets the company recognised and the phones ringing. The awards process is rigorous and transparent, and I would urge any consultancy, charity or in-house team to consider entering their programmes into this year’s awards. Showcasing innovation in our sector has never been more important and Communiqué has truly stood the test of time.

Peter Impey (Managing Director, Communications) and
Alison Doughty (Managing Director,
Medical), 90TEN Category Sponsors

Category Sponsors

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:

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

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