Frequently Asked Questions
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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 19 October 2018 and 18 October 2019. For the mixed media campaign category, up to one third of the campaign components can have appeared as early as 1 July 2018. Material entered into the PM Society Awards 2018 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.
All categories are open to global companies but work must be provided in English. The judges will be considering quality of copy as well as visual concepts.
Target judged categories 1-3 will only include ads designed for UK use (with or without additional overseas use). Ads aimed exclusively at overseas doctors in categories 1-3 will be judged for the craft award only, they must be provided in the English language and be known to have appeared in their target market(s).
All entries except those for the House Promotion and Corporate and Internal Communications Awards must comply with the ABPI Code of Practice or, for overseas material, the appropriate national code.
Across all categories, the number of entries that feature the same creative concept / image is limited to 5.
All digital assets must now be uploaded with your entry. The entry system will guide you through this process. Please upload mp4 video files of your entries. 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.
Entry deadline is Friday 18 October; a five-day extension will be permitted to Friday 25 October for the additional charge of £50 + VAT per entry.
Entries are priced at £120 and £160 + VAT.
However a five-day extension is available for the additional charge of £50 + VAT per entry.
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 Monday 16 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 24 January 2020 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 online results brochure.
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 2020 culminates in a luncheon and Awards presentation on Friday, 24 January 2020 at 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 2020 will be available on the website immediately following the presentation on Friday, 24 January 2020.