Top tips for a great award entry

Thinking of entering the memcom membership excellence awards this year? Find out what it takes to write a winning award entry straight from two of this year's judging panel.

08 Mar 2021

Promoting excellence in the membership sector is at the heart of the memcom excellence awards. Taking the time to recognise you and your team's hard work and dedication to the sector is arguably more important than ever with the turbulent times the world has faced of recent. 

We caught up with a couple of this year's judging panel to build on what a successful award entry looks like for them. 

Suzanne Peck, Managing Director, Sequel Group

You know your work inside out, but take a step back before you write your award entry and look at it through a stranger’s eyes. What really makes it shine? What were the original objectives and does your measurement support them? How would you describe your audience and find a way to write simply and concisely what you delivered... and why.

It’s also really motivating to read an entry that shows your pride in your work – not empty boasts or how fabulous everyone says you are – but an entry that clearly defines what you set out to do and the impact it made. These may seem obvious but we see a large number of entries that presume we know your organisation and project inside out, thinking that using corporate jargon or flowery words will do the trick. They don’t! - Suzanne Peck


Chief Executive, Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM)

My top tip is to demonstrate innovation that moves beyond traditional models with evidence or KPIs that demonstrate positive outcomes. - Nick Pahl


Standard entry to this year's awards closes on 31st March 2021, so be quick to get your entry in. More information on how to enter, this year's categories and awards, plus a list of all the judges can be found on our awards page. For more top tips on how to write a winning blog entry, take a look at our previous blog.