Hints and tips

Our panel of judges have provided some tips to help you when submitting your entry. Please take note of the information below

Your entry:

  • Stick to the word limits
  • Don’t repeat yourself
  • Be specific
  • Keep it simple and put the facts…don’t fill with things you don’t need. Bullets points can help provide the clear points
  • Tell a story, use the summary box to do this. It’s a great way to introduce your entry to the judges
  • If you’re re-submitting your initiative, ensure your entry highlights developments since the previous year. The judges will want to see growth
  • Use up-to-date evidence
  • Answer the questions asked, don’t go off topic
  • Work with communication teams within your trust to help write the application
  • Remember there is no right or wrong answer


Always back up your entry with relevant evidence, examples of some evidence judges want to see are below:

  • Feedback - patient/ staff
  • Posters
  • Audits
  • Quality of life scores
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Data
  • Patient stories

Try to condense you pieces of evidence into five documents.

TOP TIP: Why not read more about the 2021 finalists, click here to take a look