C+D Awards FAQS

AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
To find out if you are eligible, please visit the categories page, find the category you are interested in, and then click the ‘more info’ button to the left. This will take you to the entry criteria for each category.
HOW DO I ENTER?
You can enter here. More information on entries they can be found here.
WHEN IS THE ENTRY DEADLINE?
The entry deadline is February 16, 2018.
WILL THERE BE AN EXTENSION?
Any extensions to the deadline will be announced via email and on the website.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
Entry is free.
DO YOU HAVE AN EXAMPLE ENTRY FORM?
We don’t offer an example, but you can get some hints and tips for entering here. You may also find it worthwhile taking a look at the winners and shortlisted entries for the 2017 C+D Awards for inspiration. If you have further questions about entering, email C+D’s editor at james.waldron@ubm.com.
WHAT IS THE JUDGING PROCESS?
C+D selects more than 20 judges, designed to reflect the breadth of community pharmacy, and the wider healthcare sector. Each individual is asked to judge between one and three categories, with a different combination of between two and four individuals judging each category. To ensure the process is fair and unbiased, the judging is done independently – with no judge informed who else is judging their categories, or who has won their categories.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE ENTRY?
Yes. The only exception is Community Pharmacist of the Year and Pharmacy Manager of the Year, where the same individual can’t enter both. While in every other category your business is able to enter as many as are relevant, please note you can’t submit the same or similar entries for more than one category. Read the ‘who can enter?’ section for each category to help you decide which is most suitable for you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ENTER?
You will receive an email to confirm that your entry has been submitted correctly. If you do not receive this, please contact Ruth Sutherland.
WHY SHOULD WE ENTER?
Previous winners of C+D Awards have said it gives them a sense of professional pride, sets them apart from their peers, and has even helped to increase the salary they can command. Whatever your reasons for entering, get the recognition you (or your team or project) deserve by entering for an award today. Take a look at our 2017 winners stories for some inspiration.
HOW MANY AWARDS ARE THERE?
There are 12 categories in total. All awards will be handed out at the ceremony on Wednesday July 4, 2018.
HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?
You can join our C+D Awards newsletter list here.
IF I'M SHORTLISTED, DO I GET A FREE TICKET?
If you are shortlisted, you will receive a single complimentary place to the awards. Tickets can only be used by a shortlisted entrant or someone in their team. Complimentary tickets cannot be given to a spouse, friend or family – they will need to purchase a ticket to attend.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I AM A FINALIST?
If you are lucky enough to make the shortlist, you will be contacted when the list is announced in April.
WHAT PR AND MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES WILL THERE BE IF I AM SHORTLISTED?
All shortlisted entrants will be sent a marketing pack containing a poster to print and display in your pharmacy or office, along with digital marketing elements to add to your website, social media and emails.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE CEREMONY?
The C+D Awards will be taking place on Wednesday July 4, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London. Anyone can purchase a ticket to join us on the night here.
WHAT ARE THE TIMINGS ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT?
The itinerary will be released on our website and emailed to you closer to the event. We usually start the evening around 6.30pm.
IS YOUR QUESTION NOT HERE?
Contact us if you still need more information.
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