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Measure of Excellence

Download the entry form.Recognizing Excellence in Virginia Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations

The measure of Excellence Awards competition is sponsored annually by VSHMPR to recognize outstanding achievements in healthcare marketing, public relations, communication and community relations.

Award winners will be announced at the VSHMPR Spring Conference during the annual Measure of Excellence Awards Banquet.


CALL FOR ENTRIES

Check back soon for more details on the 2015 Measure of Excellence Awards.

Entry Fees

Checks should be made payable to Virginia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (VSHMPR) and mailed with entries. Entry fees are used to defray the costs of the competition and awards program.


FORMAT FOR PROJECT ENTRY

Each entry must be accompanied by:
• Entry form (see last page)
• One-page summary sheet (instructions on entry form)

The one page summary sheet is the main criteria used by the judges to determine winning entries.

*NEW* All entries must be submitted by email to cut down on use of paper and make judging more convenient for out of state judges.


COMPETITION JUDGING

1. Entries will be judged by members of another state Society.
2. Judges reserve the right to transfer an entry to a more appropriate category if they so choose.
3. In each category, the following will be awarded**
a. One first place trophy
b. One second place silver medal
c. One third place bronze medal

**An award may not be given in a category if the judges’ total score is less than 36 of 60 points.


CATEGORIES

  1. Internal Publication
    Newsletters, magazine written for employees, physicians, patients volunteers, etc.
  2. External Publication
    A publication issued and written for audiences outside the facility.
  3. Writing
    May include single article, release, speech, script, op-ed, or position paper. Writing must be produced only by the entrant or members of the entering staff (may NOT include freelance or paid agencies). Writing printed by newspaper or magazine reporters, even though generated by staff efforts, is not eligible. You need not include information on results or total cost in the entry details.
  4. Crisis Communications
    Projects designed to meet critical communications needs to any audience during or immediately after a crisis situation. (e.g. major accident, natural disaster, investigation, labor dispute, medical emergency, etc.)
  5. Public Relations Event/Project
    Special one time event/ project, designed to address specific audiences using multiple tools of communication. Submit public service announcements in this category.
  6. Advertising/Marketing Campaign
    Any paid advertising campaign involving a series of ads or two or more forms of advertising.
  7. Print Advertising
    Only one single print ad may be submitted per entry. If you produced a series of print ads for the same campaign and would like to submit all of them, you may do so as a separate entry for each. Advertising Campaign may be a more appropriate category.
  8. Television Advertising
    Only one single TV as may be submitted per entry. If you produced a series of TV ads for the same campaign and would like to submit all of them, you may do so as a separate entry for each. Advertising Campaign may be a more appropriate category.
  9. Radio Advertising
    Only one single radio ad may be submitted per entry. If you produced a series of radio ads for the same campaign and would like to submit all of them, you may do so as a separate entry for each. Advertising Campaign may be a more appropriate category.
  10. Outdoor Advertising
    Submit color image of creative (either output of artwork or photograph of actual medium.)
  11. Community Partnerships
    Programs designed to partner healthcare organizations with community groups or fund raising. Projects should illustrate benefit for both organizations. Include examples of PR and marketing materials used in the partnership and support documents.
  12. Multi-Media/ Interactive
    Includes, video, film, DVD’s, kiosks, websites (including mobile), and social media.
  13. Design *NEW*
    Includes print, online and mobile work. Results of the piece or campaign do not need to be stated.
  14. The Golden Trashcan *NEW*
    This award will be given to the best campaign that was never implemented.
  15. Potpourri
    Have a project or campaign that doesn’t fit in any of the above categories? Then submit your entry here.

Download the entry form.

Click here to see the 2014 winners.

 

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