The Communications Awards steering group strive to make entry and judging as transparent and simple as possible for each of the categories in this competition. This year they have worked to expand on the guidelines and release judging criteria prior to the judging day - in order to give agencies more of an insight into the entry, finals day and judging process. Each category now has a defined set of guidelines and judging criteria.
For ALL categories:
- Simple entry process – no complex preparation needed – just turn up for the live finals day with your creative and analytical brains switched on!
- Read the entry guidelines and judging criteria for your category so you know what the judges are looking for
- Read the judges tips to get the inside knowledge
- Do your best on the day then come along to the awards ceremony to see the results announced alongside the Marketer and Sales awards.
- The NHS Challenge
If your agency has a strong experience of dealing with the challenges of working within the UK healthcare sector – then this challenge is for you. Agencies will have the opportunity to display their knowledge of the UK environment and infrastructure, competing against their peers on the live finals day and attending the prestigious ceremony alongside the Marketer and Sales awards.
NHS Challenge – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- The International Challenge
This challenge is the perfect option if you or your agency has strong experience in dealing with International challenges within the pharma space. We are confident that this challenge will act as a great team-building exercise all the while receiving feedback to improve on your skills. Not to mention the chance of winning a pharma at the end!
International Challenge – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- The Charity Challenge
This challenge gives team the opportunity to make a difference for the better, teams will respond directly to a brief set by the partnered charity to show of their creative and innovative skills. This year we are partnering with Encephalitis Society, their mission is to build better futures by driving research, accelerating research and saving lives.
Charity Challenge – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- Aspiring Communications Manager of the Year
An excellent option for those looking for a stepping stone into becoming a future communications manager – this category is judged with a supportive and nurturing approach to help you learn and grow, so don’t be scared to enter yourself!
Aspiring Communications Manager – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- Communications Manager of the Year
If you work as communications manager or perhaps you're a senior freelancer, this category is the perfect choice for you. You will be given the chance to benchmark your skills against your peers, test your strategic, tactical and leadership ability, and be rewarded for your contribution to the industry at our awards ceremony!
Communications Manager – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- Medical Affairs Communications Manager of the Year
If you are an experienced Medical Affairs Communicator, working within agency or Pharma / Biotech, this new category is for you. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate and test your skills and benchmark yourself against your professional colleagues, hopefully being rewarded for your contribution to the industry at our awards ceremony!
Medical Affairs Communications Manager of the Year – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- Medical Affairs Communications Team of the Year
Whether an in-house team, agency team or a combined team bringing the skills from both client and agency; this category is for you. The opportunity to demonstrate your skills and professionalism and benchmark yourself against the industry. And of course, the potential opportunity for the corporate glory of being recognised in the final awards.
Medical Affairs Communications Team of the Year – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- Medical Writer (For healthcare professionals) and Medical Writer (For patients)
If you work as an experienced medical writer either in industry, within agency or freelance, this category is the perfect choice for you.
Medical Writer (For healthcare professionals) and Medical Writer (For patients) – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
- Digital Communications Team
The Digital Communications Team Challenge is suitable for agency or pharma digital communications teams who have the knowledge and skills to respond to a brand digital communications brief.
Digital Communications Team – Entry guidelines and judging criteria
If you have any questions about the categories above and you want to double check that you are entering the most relevant category, then please email: Luci Sargood – firstname.lastname@example.org and she will arrange a time to talk you through the process in more detail.
We look forward to receiving your entries soon.