How to Enter

How to Enter

All entries are made online.
The submission process is simple and quick.

The deadline for submissions closes on Friday 25 January 2019. 

Step 1

Make sure you have downloaded and completed the Entry Form. If you have not done so, click ‘Download Entry Form’ button above to download the template. You must submit your application on the template provided. Applications that are not submitted on this template will not be sent for shortlisting.


Step 2

When you are ready to submit, click on the ‘Enter Now’ button above. Fill out the fields that are required and upload your Submission and select the category(s) you wish to enter when prompted. Your submission is complete once you have reached the Submission Complete page.

You will receive a confirmation email once your submission has been successfully received.


Before you start your submission, please make sure that your project meets the below criteria. Only entries which meet these criteria will be sent for judging/can be shortlisted.

  • Your project must be clinically led
  • The project needs to be based in the UK
  • The project had to be active in 2018
  • Each project may only be entered once

Where do I submit?

Once you have completed your entry form, submissions can be made here.


What does the submission process include?

The online entry process will take no longer than 20 minutes. You will need to answer six questions about your project and you will have an opportunity to add supporting documents (there is a limit to the supplementary material that can be uploaded).


How long do I have to make my submission?

You can start the process and come back to complete your submission any time before Friday 25 January 2010, however, we encourage you to get your entries in as soon as possible. Submit your entry before 21 December 2018 and receive a free clinical webinar (worth £35).

How much does it cost to enter?

Entries are free of charge. An optional Benchmark Report is available for £40 + VAT for all categories except Lifetime Achievement and Research Paper. If you purchased a Benchmark Report, you will receive this 2 weeks after the BMJ Awards ceremony.


What are the judges looking for?

Judges will be interested in your project’s originality, the impact of the benefit it produced, the number of people experiencing this benefit, how much the project costs, and the potential for the project’s wider application.

Rules for entering

Nominations must be for projects or initiatives from clinically-led teams based in the UK and must be active in 2018.

Teams may enter as many categories as they wish with different projects, but each project must only be entered once.

If you are nominating a third party, you must have informed the nominee of their entry and obtained permission for The BMJ and its contractors to use the information provided in consideration of the BMJ Awards.

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