Frequently Asked Questions

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

Who can enter the PM Society Awards?

Entries for these awards may be submitted by any UK, European or International organisation of the following types:

  • Advertising and creative agencies
  • Digital communications agencies
  • PR, medical education, medical communications, marketing communications or market access agencies
  • Pharmaceutical company, biotech and life sciences companies
  • Patient organisations and health/medical charities
  • Professional association or body
  • NHS organisation
  • Technology or software company operating in the healthcare space
  • Other healthcare company or agency

You must have a PM Society corporate membership 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, email and we’ll be happy to help.


How do I sponsor a category?

Reach over 1000 key industry figures and decision-makers at our live award ceremony, through publicity on this site, through communications to our members and through social media.

Contact Jenny to discuss sponsorship/advertising opportunities

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 have a PM Society corporate membership 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, email and we’ll be happy to help.

What work is eligible?


Entries must have been active, online or in use at some stage between the 18th October 2022 and 17th October 2023.

Material entered into the PM Society Awards 2023 will NOT be accepted unless forming a small part of a new campaign. The exception to this is the Creative Impact award.

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

Entries which are extensions of a previously entered campaign must, in the opinion of the judges, be 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.

Work highlighting a social, environmental or political issue is not eligible unless there is a significant health or medical component to the campaign.


How many times can I enter a project/programme?

Across all categories, the number of entries that feature the same creative concept/image is limited to FOUR, including FOC 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 tab 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. Please ensure your supporting material is fully uploaded before exiting. All materials successfully uploaded will be shown under the ‘Choose File’ button.
  4. Press ‘Save and Continue Later’ to if you wish to modify your entry before the closing date of 9th November*
  5. When your entry is complete press ‘Submit’, passed 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 up until the entry deadline of 16th November*

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.

*Entry early bird and extensions are available.

How can I support my entry?

Entries can be submitted with an mp4 video file, ideally no longer than three minutes in duration. The video must clearly demonstrate any 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 the user experience and 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 January 2024.

If you are entering a film or animation, please upload your full film file with your entry as an mp4 video file. Where your film is longer than three minutes you should also supply an edited video file no longer than three minutes in duration which will be used during first round judging. The video should give the judges a flavour of the entire programme.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ENTRANT TO OBTAIN CLIENT APPROVAL PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. By submitting an entry you are confirming that you have client approval.

Full details of how to support your entry are detailed in the category descriptions.

How are the entries judged?

Full details of the judging process 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 – if this is the case you will contacted for your approval and to receive a refund if you do not wish to be entered into the alternative category. Whole categories may be merged with others or removed altogether (and fees refunded if appropriate) if insufficient entries received.

When is the entry deadline and cost to enter?


 Dates Fee
Early Bird Deadline – by midnight 9th November  £255 + VAT
Deadline  – by midnight 16th November  £315 + VAT
Final Call For Entries – by midnight 23rd November £375 + VAT

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 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?

Shortlisted entrants will be advised via e-mail mid January 2024.

What happens after the Awards are presented?

The results brochure for the 2024 Awards will be available on the website following the final presentation with further publicity through our media partners and additional digital channels.

To view our Awards Terms & Conditions please click here.