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Entry checklist

The basics...

  • A 200-word executive summary (supplied as a separate document)
  • 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:
  • * Excellence in Social Media Strategy
    * Excellence in Engagement Through Digital Channels
    * The Say Communications Award for Excellence in
    Communication Through Creative Execution
    * The 90TEN Award for Excellence in Corporate
    – Internal Stakeholders
    – External Stakeholders
    * The Porterhouse Medical Award for Innovation in:
    – Scientific Communications
    – Healthcare Communications
    * Charitable Campaign of the Year
    * All of the Individual, Team and Company Awards

  • 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 the most relevant piece of supporting material/materials.
  • 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 detail’s including any passwords required to access any site you mention in your entry?
  • 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 21 May 2020)
  • Filled in a separate entry form written specifically for each submission?
  • Enclosed full payment covering all entries?
  • Emailed your submission and entry form to Debbie Tuesley

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
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

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

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