Communications Awards

The PharmaTimes Communications Awards are back for 2023, giving the opportunity for communications professionals to demonstrate their teamwork, leadership and creative 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’s 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. We are also pleased to announce two new categories for 2023, Digital Communications Team and Medical Writer (For healthcare professionals) and Medical Writer (For patients).

The competition is open to in-house, agency and 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 their key skills.

Teams and individuals will be advised of the exact challenges on the finals day so there is no preparation needed.

Entries into the 2023 Communications Awards should be submitted via the online entry system here

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

View the 2023 categories and criteria

Key dates

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


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.

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