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Entry checklist

The basics...

  • A 200-word executive summary (supplied as a separate document)
  • Have you provided no more than two additional sides of A4 (minimum font size 10) with a margin that will accommodate a hole-punch?
  • Is your entry legible? If the judges can’t read it, it may be disqualified. Entries are photocopied so do not use tinted boxes or reversed-out type.
  • Is your entry anonymous? References to the client and/or the product are acceptable, however do not make any reference to agency/consultancy or use brand/company colours within your submission except if entering:
  • * Writing Excellence 
    * Excellence in Social Media Strategy 
    * Excellence in Engagement Through Digital Channels
    * Excellence in Communication Through Creative Execution
    * Excellence in Corporate Communications 
    * Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
    * All Individual, Team or Consultancy Award categories.

  • Use the entry form to record your details.
  • Have you laid out the entry in a clear and concise manner?
  • Is it honest and authentic?
  • Have you written an interesting and compelling submission, which tells a story?

Does your entry...

  • Follow the entry format and fulfil the judging criteria?
  • Keep a careful balance between content, data, presentation and text?
  • Include benchmark data, critical success factors and key messages?
  • Demonstrate the innovation and creativity of the initiative or programme?
  • Provide evidence of the patient benefits and outcomes?
  • Show the sort of evaluation methods you employed?
  • Include a comment from the client and/or stakeholders supporting the overall effectiveness of the programme, indicating the value of the work in improving patient care?

Have you...

  • Written your entry specifically for the category being entered? Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • Focused your efforts? Invest time and effort in writing your entry submission - it must stand out from the rest and will pass or fail in the first round of judging on the submission alone.
  • Provided all items you refer to in your entry as supplementary materials? If your entry makes the first round cut, judges will want to see the items in full on the judging day.
  • Included a summary sheet with the 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.
  • Supplied any press cuttings in full, with publication details clearly marked?
  • Made sure that all materials supplied can be viewed in both Mac and PC format?
  • Included all website details including any passwords required to access any site you mention in your entry?
  • Included the original client/campaign brief (if available)?
  • Included a high resolution, print quality, colour photograph where specified?
  • Made a note of the judging day for interviews for individual, team or consultancy award categories? ( Thursday 24 May 2018 )
  • Filled in a separate entry form written specifically for each submission?
  • Enclosed full payment covering all entries?
  • Emailed your submission and entry form to Amy Watson,
“I am proud to have been involved with the Communiqué Awards since their inception 21 years ago, as entrant, winner, judge and even Chair. During that time, the ethos to identify, celebrate and showcase the very best work in our industry has created a focus on and celebration of professional excellence. And thanks to a continual evolution, the awards have kept in step through a period of unprecedented change. This combined with an ever more stringent, robust and transparent judging process means that the Communiqué Awards are more respected and more highly coveted than ever before.”
Sarah Matthew,
President, Global Healthcare Practice, Golin


Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards

Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards
Find out what the chair of judges Anna Korving, senior judges Sarah Matthew and Annabelle Sandeman and previous award winners Paul Tanner, 90TEN and Emma Reynolds, Cohn & Wolfe; have to say on how the judging process works, what the judges focus on, tips on what helps and what distracts within an entry and get insights into how previous winners have created that stand out submission.