The deadline for the 30th annual Healthcare Advertising Awards (HAA) competition is fast approaching. I received an email reminder today about the early deadline for entries. This is a sure sign that we are once again in the middle of awards season. It is the oldest and largest among healthcare advertising competitions. Last year’s Healthcare Advertising Awards had nearly 4000 entries. A national panel of judges grants awards to those entries that exemplify exceptional quality, creativity and message effectiveness.
Deadline and cost: Entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 15, 2013 for the regular rate of $40. Early Bird Special: $30/entry before Jan 29th. Late entry deadline is March 8, 2012 at the $50 late entry fee.
For more information about the Healthcare Advertising Awards, click here.
Other awards competitions on the horizon include the Aster Awards and the Tellys. For those of you who work in New England, the Lamplighter Awards deadline is January 28th. Lamplighters are the annual awards of the New England Society for Healthcare Communications. Last week I attended the Wallie Awards dinner and reception. The Wallies are the advertising and PR awards given out the the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society. For my team, this event usually kicks off awards season.