Communications Awards

The PharmaTimes Communications Awards are back for 2021, giving the opportunity for communications professionals to demonstrate their leadership, creative, and teamwork skills in a variety of fun and engaging virtual challenges.

The Communications Awards boasts fantastic challenges for individuals as well as teams. For teams, there are the industry-established NHS, International, and Charity Challenges, whilst individuals can try their hand at the Aspiring Communications Manager of the Year and Communications Manager of the Year.

In a first for the 2021 competition, PharmaTimes can confirm the addition of two medical affairs categories to add a new avenue into the competition. These are the Medical Affairs Communications Manager of the Year for individuals, and the Medical Affairs Communications Team of the Year for teams. See more info on all of the categories here.

The competition is open to in-house, agency, and also freelance communications professionals working in the UK market. The competition offers a unique development opportunity that sees each individual and team assessed by a panel of industry experts to actively help reflect and improve upon key skills.

Teams and individuals will be advised of the exact challenges on the finals day - so no preparation needed, just a sharp set of brains on the day!

Entries into the 2021 Communications Awards should be submitted via the online entry system here

For more information on the competition, or for sponsorship packages please contact

Find out what Communications Team of the Year Chair Mike Dixon, Leanne Thorndyke from 2018 charity partner Bowel Cancer UK, and previous winner and judge Victoria Stanley have to say about the competition. They talk through what makes this competition different, what competitors should expect and give hints and tips on how to succeed.

Key dates

Entry Opens
Entry Closes
Singles Finals Day
Team Finals Day
Awards Ceremony


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Entry still open for 2021 Marketer of the Year, Sales and Communications Awards!

Entry closes on 22nd October – so don’t miss out on your chance to enter now