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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 2020 (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 diff erence 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)
  • Quality of Presentation (30)
    • Communication of own strengths and achievements
    • Ability of the entrant to bring their passion and commitment to life during the presentation
    • Response to Q&A Session.

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 2020. You must include your date of birth within the submission.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present to an independent judging panel on Thursday 20 May 2021 via Zoom. 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 7 May, therefore it is advisable for entrants to hold the date open.


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (max 200 words) 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. CV – provide as an attachment

3. SUMMARY (200 words)– In your own words, state why you think you should win this award


5. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020 (520 words).


Entrants must provide 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.


Category Sponsors

Catherine Devaney, WE Communications – 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
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

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