The Pharmacy Awards reward entrants who have shown excellence in their day to day business and clinical practice. Entries are welcome from any pharmacy staff who have identified an area to improve in and got on and done something about it. Although we welcome entrants from academic researchers it is not our only focus.
Enter the right award category
To submit a winning entry, it is important to first select the right award to enter. Read the criteria for all categories carefully. You may find that your project fits into more than one category. Feel free to ring either the Pharmacy Guild or Pharmacy Today to discuss what category may suit you best.
Carefully read the judging criteria
Since 2016 we have included how the judges will mark your entry. Points are awarded in each of the defined topic areas. Carefully read how the award will be judged and stick to the suggested entry layout. Each award entry form has some ideas on what you will need to include to create a good entry.
If it first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again
The winner of the Man Booker prize for fiction this year, Marlon James, first novel was rejected 70 times. You will improve with every entry. Undertaking a project and submitting an entry is a worthwhile thing to do. Most winners enter on more than one occasion.
Write clearly and concisely
There is no maximum word length, but concise entries will be appreciated by the judges. Ensure that your entries are proofed and easy to read.
Relevancy and sustainability
Judges will be looking for awards that are relevant to pharmacy practice in 2018. They will also favour projects/ideas that can be replicated or are sustainable. Does your idea have the capacity to be used by other pharmacy staff in other settings? How is it funded? Why should the business owner (whether a DHB or private pharmacy owner) invest in your project/idea?
To download the appropriate Microsoft Word entry form, right click on the link.
Some Forms are now form-fillable PDFs, please make sure you download and save these forms before you fill them out.
Pharmacies, Services & Campaigns
Individuals & Teams
Once you have downloaded the template enter your submission directly into this template. Submissions will not be accepted if it is in a different format.
Whilst all attempts will be made to return your entry with photos and charts intact, the event promoters do not take responsibility for this material, so please be aware your supporting photos and charts may not be returned.
Entries do not need to be especially lengthy, but must contain all the relevant data, be particularly detailed and with full results.
How do I enter?
We require each entrant to use the official Pharmacy Awards entry form for each category submission. You can download the Microsoft Word templates here.
Please ensure you read the Rules and Conditions of entry for a successful submission. Once you have downloaded and saved your entry form, type your submission directly into the layout.
You can enter as many categories suitable to you, as long as they are with different projects. You can not apply one project across multiple categories.
How do I submit my entry?
Please email your completed entry form, including any additional supporting material/photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to provide the additional supporting material electronically, please send by post or courier to:
11 Omana Road
Please indicate on your entry whether you are sending additional material by post.
Entries must be received by 5pm,
If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt, it is your responsibility to follow this up with the Awards Coordinator.
Rules and conditions of entry