Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below a list of Frequently Asked Questions, if you have further queries please email Awards Manager Lorna Milner

Who can enter the PM Society Digital Awards?

Entries for these awards may be submitted by any UK, European or International:

  • Digital communications agency
  • PR/medical education/communications/marketing communications/market access or advertising agency
  • Pharmaceutical company, biotech and life sciences companies
  • Patient or professional association or body
  • Healthcare charity
  • NHS group or oganisation
  • Technology or software company operating in the healthcare space
  • Other healthcare company or agency

How do I log in?

To enter, review or submit entries, sign in to 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 a member of the PM Society simply join now. If you are unsure whether you or your company are a member of the PM Society, contact and we’ll be happy to help.

What work is eligible?


Effectiveness and Craft Awards
Wednesday 7 April 2021 to Thursday 31 March 2022 – Entries must have been active, online or in use at some stage between this date range
Friday 8 March 2019 to Thursday 31 March 2022 – Evolving Campaigns for Success (3 years)

People Awards
Entrants need to give examples of work carried out between March 2021 and March 2022.


Language and markets
Programmes or campaigns aimed exclusively at overseas markets only (i.e. non-UK) must be supplied in an English language version with relevant metrics / performance indicators. They will be judged in exactly the same way as UK programmes.
All entries, where applicable, must comply with the ABPI Code of Practice or, for overseas material, the appropriate national or regional code.


Campaign extensions (or entering projects that have been entered before)
Entries which are extensions of a previously entered campaign must, in the opinion of the judges, be noticeably different from previous executions.

The exception is that an entry made last year into Long Term Campaigns can be entered again into the equivalent category this year, Evolving Campaigns For Success, as long as there is new data to represent the extension of the campaign over the last 12 months.

An entry previously submitted into a craft award (but not into an effectiveness award) may be entered this year into an effectiveness award if the eligibility dates still apply and the entry now has relevant effectiveness data. It may not be entered into a craft award unless it’s a campaign extension, which is noticeably different from previous executions.

Suitable content for these awards

We welcome entries from, but not exclusive to;

  • Pharmaceutical – Prescription medicines
  • Pharmaceutical – Over the counter medicines
  • Health or Medical Charity – Patient support, disease awareness
  • Medical Devices
  • Dentistry
  • Aesthetics

Veterinary Health and product-related entries cannot be accepted.

How many times can I enter a project/programme? Is there a limit?

There is no limit as to how many entries you can submit from one company, however, projects with the same creative idea can only be entered into a maximum of TWO CRAFT and TWO EFFECTIVENESS categories.

Entry Process

  1. Review the list of categories and decide which is appropriate for your entry
  2. Click “Enter this category’ from the category page or ‘Add a new entry’ from the Enter page to start your entry.
  3. You will be asked to complete your written entry details. You will be required to upload a supporting file showcasing your entry.
  4. Press ‘Save and Continue Later’ to if you wish to modify your entry before the closing date of Friday 6 May*
  5. When your entry is complete press ‘Submit’, past this stage you can longer edit your entry.
  6. Once all information for an entry has been provided and submitted you may pay for your entry or continue to add entries and pay for them together.

Each entry must be completed online through the website and it is the responsibility of the entrant to obtain client approval prior to submission. Entries may be withdrawn after the entry deadline however entry fees are non-refundable.

*An entry extension is available to midnight on Friday 13 May and Friday 20 May 2022 for an additional fee.

How can I support my entry?

Supporting your entry

Entries can be submitted with an mp4 video file, ideally no longer than three minutes in duration. The video must clearly demonstrate the interactivity and illustrate the best features. You can video capture the entry being demonstrated (either by video or screen capture software like Camtasia or Captivate) and upload your video file with your entry.


Websites can be entered by supplying the URL and an mp4 video demonstrating its key features. To allow judges to view and score your entry, any submitted URLs must be ‘live’ from the time of submission until at least the end of July 2022.


For the Film and Animation categories please upload your full film file with your entry as an mp4 video file. However where your film is longer than three minutes you should supply an edited video file no longer than three minutes in duration which will be used during first round judging. The video will allow the judges a flavour of the entire programme.

How are the entries judged?

Full details of the judging process and criteria are detailed in the judging section.

The decision of the judges in all matters is final and they retain the right to move entries into other categories if appropriate. Whole categories may be merged with others or removed altogether (and fees refunded if appropriate) if insufficient entries received.

When is the entry deadline?

Closing date for entry for the effectiveness and craft awards is midnight on Friday 6 May 2022.

A seven-day extension will be permitted to midnight Friday 13 May and Friday 20 May for the additional charge of £60 + VAT per entry, per extension.

How much does it cost to enter?

You must be a member of the PM Society to enter these Awards. If you would like to become a member of the PM Society join now.

Entries are charged at £195 + VAT (total £234) per entry until the first deadline of Friday 6 May.

An additional £60 + VAT per entry will be applicable to entries received before the extended deadline of Friday 6 May 2022, and a further £60 + VAT for entries received before the final deadline of Friday 20 May 2022.

Payment should be made online at the relevant point in the entry process.

Pharma Digital Partner category nominations are FREE OF CHARGE.

How do you ensure confidentiality and security of work submitted?

The PM Society takes its website security extremely seriously to ensure the safety of the data held.

The website has recently been rebuilt on a WordPress CMS. WordPress is used by over 60 million websites (30% of the internet as of April 2019).


We implement a number of strategies to ensure the security of the site, the server itself is protected by a Firewall and all traffic is encrypted and any new software security patches are implemented in a timely manner.

We use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to host any videos submitted, these are then protected by Amazon’s robust security measures.


All PM Society users have had to create new passwords to access their accounts and 3rd party users (such as judges) have to sign confidentiality agreements before being given access to entry submissions.

When are the finalists announced?

Finalists will be advised via e-mail w/c Monday 20 June 2022. The organisers will contact shortlisted entrants with details of the second round of judging.

Who will see my entries, will they be seen in the public domain?

Initially, your entry will go through a verification process, viewed by the Awards team only.

At the judging stage, all submitted material will be viewed by the judges who are required to sign an NDA before being allowed access to the judging site.

If you are through to the finalist stages we will contact you for approval and/or edits of your original submission which is suitable for the awards ceremony, exhibition and our online results brochure.

We will confirm with you at every step to ensure you and your client are happy with what is shown and where.

How are the PM Society Digital Awards presented?

The PM Society Digital Awards ceremony will take place at The Brewery, London in the evening on Thursday 15 September 2022

How do I sponsor a category?

Reach over 500 key industry figures and decision-makers via our online ceremonies and a global audience through publicity on this site and through other healthcare channels.

Contact Alexandra to discuss sponsorship/ advertising opportunities.

What happens after the Awards are presented?

The online results brochure for the 2022 Awards will be available on the website following the final presentation on Thursday 16 September with further publicity through our media partners and additional digital and print channels.