Each year at this time, my team and I spend weeks preparing submissions to the various healthcare marketing award competitions. Even though we’ve cut back over the years, preparing all of these entries still represents a ton of work.
At this moment, there are at least four national competitions accepting entries:
Digital Health Awards
Healthcare Advertising Awards
HITMC Awards – The 2020 HITMC Awards is a great way to celebrate the most talented healthcare marketing and PR professionals, the programs they’ve created, and the organizations that they work for in 2019. Last year, at the 2019 HITMC Conference, our team was honored to share the award for Best Marketing/PR Program of the Year with our clients from Renown Health. There is no cost to submit an entry for the HITMC Awards. Nominations close February 28th at midnight. For more information, go to https://www.hitmc.com/hitmc-conference/2020-hitmc-award-nominations-now-open/.
Digital Health Awards – The Digital Health Awards competition is held twice each year, Spring and Fall. The program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the judging panel for this competition over the last 8 or 9 years. Entry Deadline: March 27, 2020; late entries will be accepted until April 3. To enter, use this link: https://digital-health-awards.myshopify.com/.
Aster Awards – The Aster Awards Program began in 2002. My team has been sending in submissions each year. We feel that the Asters reward creativity and innovation more than some of the other competitions. From our perspective, the Aster Awards is one of the nation’s most elite competition dedicated to recognizing the most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding work in advertising, marketing, and communications. If you have a marketing campaign or individual advertising project that shows your creativity and professionalism, consider entering the 2020 Aster Awards Program. The early deadline for entries is February 28th. To learn more, use this link: https://www.asterawards.com/
Healthcare Advertising Awards – This is the competition my team has been entering the longest. 2020 marks the 37th anniversary of the Healthcare Advertising Awards, produced by Healthcare Marketing Report magazine. Last year’s competition had over 4,000 entries. For more information, go to https://healthcare-advertising-awards.com/.