Frequently Asked Questions
Any UK based advertising / communications agency or Pharmaceutical company promoting products or services to the UK Medical Profession and overseas HCPs, to the public in the case of the Patient Support, Disease Awareness (Patients) and Film & Animation (Patients) categories, to Pharmaceutical Company executives in the case of the award for House Promotion and to Pharma companies and/or the general public for the Corporate Communications award.
To enter, review or submit entries, sign into your PM Society website account using your email address. If you can’t remember your password, simply visit the password reset page and enter your email address.
You must be a member of the PM Society to enter these Awards. If you would like to become member of the PM Society simply join now. If you are unsure whether you or your company are a member of the PM Society, please call the office on 01403 264898 and we'll be happy to help.
For individual items, entries must have appeared for the first time between 1 October 2017 and 19 October 2018. For the mixed media campaign category, up to one third of the campaign components can have appeared as early as 1 July 2017. Material entered into the PM Society Awards 2017 will not be accepted unless forming a small part of a new campaign.
Entries which are extensions of a previous campaign must, in the opinion of the judges, be noticeably different from previous executions.
Entries intended for use solely in overseas market(s) must have been created by the UK based agency.
All entries except those for the House Promotion and Corporate Communications Awards must comply with the ABPI Code of Practice or, for overseas material, the appropriate national code.
A single piece of work on its own can be entered into a maximum of 3 “single-item” categories plus in the following circumstances:
a) The same ad has been used in both primary and secondary care
b) Any single item entered on its own also forms part of a campaign
c) Material entered elsewhere that supports the Best Use of Insight Award
d) Entry into the new Innovation Award (which is automatic unless not entered elsewhere)
We would obviously prefer the correct number, but may be able to make do with fewer. Please enter with what you can and we will notify you in due course.
All digital assets must now be uploaded with your entry. The entry system will guide you through this process. Please upload full video files of your entries in any standard file format. Our system will automatically resize and transcode the videos for use in judging and the exhibition. More details on digital components are available in each category's description.
All online entering must be completed and hard copy material received at PM Society by noon on Friday 19 October 2018.
All judges and web providers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement before commencing judging. The PM Society undertakes to adhere to the same agreement.
Entrants will be notified by email if their work has been shortlisted and all finalist companies will be announced on this website on 14 December.
Material submitted for entry is not returned unless specifically requested at the time of entry. Such material will not then be able to be featured in the exhibition. Please note there may be an administrative charge for this service.
In the supporting material detailed for each award category we refer to mounting advertisements on thin board and use of montages. It is most likely these will be used for the exhibition. While the PM Society will endeavour to display as much entry material as possible, this will be governed by total number of entries made. For digital entries, the video files you upload with your entry will be displayed onscreen in the exhibition.
Prior to the event on 1 February 2019 your work will be viewed by appropriate judges (HCPs/ creative directors / pharmaceutical company executives). At the event all entered work will be available to view by guests and all finalist work will also appear onscreen. Following the event, finalists work will be featured in the on-line results brochure.
Judges are carefully selected by the head judge and must have appropriate experience across a full range of media.
You are welcome to apply to be a judge (via Lorna Milner at the PM Society office) but there is no guarantee you will be selected.
The PM Society Awards 2018 culminates in a luncheon and Awards presentation on Friday, 1 February 2019 Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
In order to ensure a fair and appropriate allocation of places, priority booking will be given to sponsors and submitting agencies, followed by advertising agencies, pharma companies, media buyers, publishers, others. Location of tables within the Great Room of Grosvenor House will be at the discretion of the organising committee and will be influenced significantly by history of support of the awards over recent years.
After the ceremony there is a further opportunity to review the winning work in the exhibition and network with colleagues.
Full coverage of the PM Society Awards 2018 will be available on the website immediately following the presentation on Friday, 1 February 2019.