Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions or queries about the HSJ Partnership Awards you are welcome to contact the relevant team member below or refer to our list of FAQs

Entries and attendance – Ryan Bessent
020 7608 9045

Media and marketing Merin Thomas
0207 608 9074

Judging and event management Sheena Patel
0207 608 9039

Head of Event Content & Production Liam Richardson
0207 608 9057

Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does it cost to enter the awards?

A: There is an administration charge of £199 per entry into the HSJ Partnership Awards. Please consider that finalists will be invited to London for a judging presentation during the week beginning January 9th, 2020 and all finalists will be invited to purchase a table at the awards ceremony in February.

Q: How long is the entry form?

A: There are 6 main questions each requiring a maximum of 200 words, plus some basic single line questions. Plus there is an upload opportunity to submit supporting evidence. Evidence must be clearly referenced from your entry form and should be compiled into a single PDF containing any relevant documentation or imagery.

Q: What is the eligibility period for an entry?

A: Project based entries are required to be currently active or if completed to have been completed within the past 18 months. Equally evidence for any submitted entries should be current or relevant to the past 18 months. Entries previously submitted in the HSJ Partnership Awards should have a significant update, change of circumstance or result.

Q: What type of organisations are eligible to enter?

A: All types of organisations are eligible to enter whether from the private or public sector as well as not-for-profit, charities, arms length bodies, statutory organisations, royal colleges, industry bodies and NGOs. The prerequisite is the end user of products or services demonstrated must be an NHS organisation.

Q: Who will read my entry and is it confidential?​

A: All entries submitted to the HSJ Partnership Awards will be read by our appointed judges, editorial staff and internal awards administrative teams. If you have specific requirements with regards to confidentiality please call our team to discuss your needs. HSJ would like to share best practice with our community and part of the agreement you enter into with HSJ Awards is to share your projects, people and organisations on our HSJ Solutions platform. You are, however, welcome to opt out of this. For further clarification please call our team.

Q: Do I have to attend the awards ceremony if I enter or am short listed?​

A: No, there is no mandatory attendance at the awards ceremony in February 2020. Non-attendance does not preclude your submission from any success. HSJ would encourage you to celebrate your success at the biggest annual celebration of partnership excellence

Q: Can I withdraw my submission?

A: Yes at any time, just get in touch with our team

Q: When will I hear about my submission?​

A: Our awards finalists will be announced on December 12, 2019. The awards team will not be able to update you on the progress of your entry before this date.

Q: When will I receive feedback on my entry?​

A: All feedback will be delivered by the end of March 2020. We cannot release any feedback before the awards ceremony has passed to ensure we have 100% of our results without prejudicing the result or informing the winners before this date.

Q: How much does attendance cost?

A: HSJ will release table pricing in December. Please make enquiries

Q: How will Wilmington Healthcare or HSJ use my data?

A: In order to enter an award, you need to have an account with us – we require your name, job title, business / work email address, phone number and entrant address. Your personal data provided will be stored in our systems for communication about the HSJ Awards. You may also receive communications from Wilmington Healthcare Ltd about relevant products and services. We also encourage you to read our Privacy and Cookies Policy and every communication has a link to manage your preferences or unsubscribe.

Q: What is Awards Force?

A: Awards Force is a third party supplier to Wilmington Healthcare providing web based entry and judging system to manage the programme. Communications to entrants and judges are sent using this system. Learn more here


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