The entry process
Who can enter the awards?
All nominees or co-nominees must be currently employed in a pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic or biotech company. Entries will only be accepted from vendors, solution providers or consultants if the project they are entering is in association with a pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic or biotech company.
What are the categories?
For a full list of categories and criteria please click here
Can I enter more than one category?
Yes. However you must submit a different entry form for each category which is aligned to the judging criteria.
How much does it cost to enter?
The eyeforpharma awards are free to enter.
What deadlines do I need to know about?
25th September, 2017
17th November, 2017
24th January. 2018
For European finalists
13-15th March, 2018 - Barcelona
For North American finalists
10-11th April, 2018 - Philadelphia
The judging process
How are the awards judged?
All entries in each category will be judged by all the category judges and are scored against clearly defined criteria outlined for each award. Each criteria is scored to a strictly enforced marking system, and the final scores for each criteria are added together to produce the winner. See the full entry process here.
Who are the judges?
Each award has a panel of carefully selected industry expert judges and customer judges. Meet the judges here
How do you pick the judges?
The eyeforpharma Awards have an exclusive focus on patient and customer value, so we have recruited senior pharma experts, and most importantly, customer judges, to give their opinions on the nominations. If you would be interested in becoming a judge for 2018, email Andy at email@example.com
Finalist expectations and deadlines
Finalists for both European and North American finalists will be notified and announced on the 24th January.
I’m a finalist, now what? As a finalist you will need to prepare the following outputs, in order to be in with a chance to win:
|Output||Deadline||Who sees this?|
|10 minute Assessment Day Presentation||
|10 minute Conference presentation – if you win!||
|Under 1 minute video||
|Poster detailing your initiative||
The assessment day
12th March for European finalists or 9th April for North American finalists.
Is it compulsory to attend the assessment day?
Yes. If you don’t present, you will be disqualified.
How many people can present at the assessment day?
Up to 5 can present. You simply need to let eyeforpharma know at least 1 month prior to the assessment day
Can we present virtually?
No. Your initiative must be presented in person.
What time will my presentation be scheduled?
Andy Robertson or Izzy Gladstone will email you the time of your presentation no later than 1 month prior to the assessment day.
Will I get live feedback?
Yes. Directly following your presentation.
What does the Assessment Day consist of?
The assessment day consists of a 10 minute presentation in front of the judging panel of between 5-10 judges, Q&A with the judges and interviews with press.
The finalist video
What will the video be used for?
The primary purpose of the video is to be shown prior to the awards announcement at either eyeforpharma Barcelona or eyeforpharma Philadelphia. We will also show them on a screen at the conference once the award has been announced.
We would also like to put the videos on www.eyeforpharma.com/awards pre and post announcements to give the initiative some additional exposure.
We will put the videos all videos on the eyeforpharma youtube channel. If you don’t want this to happen let Andy or Izzy know when you send it to them.
What file type should it be?
.MP4 or equivalent. Do not send a Vimeo or YouTube video. We need the original file.
How should I send it?
Via WeTransfer.com, Dropbox or Google Drive (or equivalent). We need the original video file.
If we can’t attend, will we be disqualified?
No. But we recommend you have someone there to accept the award on your behalf.
Do we have to register for the conference?
Yes. All finalists who want to see whether they have won need to register for the respective conference. Each initiative receives heavily discounted passes to attend and details of which will be sent if you are shortlisted as a finalists.
Can I just attend 1 day?
When will my award be presented?
The winners will be announced during the conference at either eyeforpharma Barcelona or eyeforpharma Philadelphia. Conference timings are still being worked on and you will be sent timings roughly 2 months before the event
Are there special rates at a hotel near or at the conference?
In most cases, yet. But you need to register for the conference first before we can provide this to you.