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The Global Awards – For The World’s Best Healthcare Advertising

Posted Jun 11 2013 2:22pm

Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 2.13.47 PM Over the last couple of weeks I’ve received several updates from the people at The Global Awards including a press release announcing the 2013 Call for Entries. As an awards competition dedicated to the recognition of excellence in healthcare communications, I thought I would share some specifics within this forum. Enjoy!

The Global Awards ® recently announced the 2013 Call for Entries. Now in its 19th year, The Global Awards receives entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, advertising agencies, production companies, and design studios that produce communications for medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare related products.

This year, The Global Awards added multiple new categories to their extensive category roster, as well as launching the Young Globals Student Competition.

New categories unveiled for the 2013 competition include three for products and services designed to promote wellness and healthy lifestyle. One of the new categories, Wellness Product & Service, launched under Communication to the Consumer/Patient, includes health & diet programs, prevention education, vitamins, and nutraceutical products. Categories include Print & Mixed Media, and Video / Audio / Interactive Media: Radio Commercial and TV Commercial. The new Corporate Social Responsibility category, for Communication to the Healthcare Professional & Consumer/Patient: Social Commitment (relating to health issues) will honor healthcare and consumer brands that contribute to the community by supporting and creating initiatives that promote a healthier populous.

The Global Awards launched the Young Globals Student Competition to support the work of upcoming student talent and to honor future stars in healthcare advertising. This competition showcases the most inspiring student work in healthcare advertising and offers a forum for students to be recognized and rewarded for their creativity. Categories include: Communication to the Healthcare Professional – TV, Radio, Print, Interactive, Guerilla, and Integrated (Mixed Media) campaigns; and Communication to the Consumer/Patient – TV, Radio, Print, Interactive, Guerilla, Outdoor, and Integrated (Mixed Media) campaigns.

The Global Awards Grand Jury is comprised of a panel of international industry experts, representing the top creative minds in the field of healthcare advertising. The 2013 Global Awards Grand Jury will be announced soon.

Ogilvy Germany earned the 2012 Grand Global Award for “Waiting. For Seven Years.” for client Foundation For Life – Organ Donation. McCann Health was recognized as Global Network of the Year and Langland, UK earned the title of Global Healthcare Agency of the Year for the second year in a row. The 2012 Global Awards Grand Jury recognized winners from 17 countries with 39 Global Awards and 136 Finalists with Global Awards presentations taking place in New York City and Sydney, Australia.

Entry fees for the 2013 Global Awards are: $345 USD for a single entry; $595 USD for Campaign Single Media; $695 USD for a Campaign Mixed Media; and $50 USD for Young Globals student entry. The Global Awards deadline for entries is July 31, 2013. For more information visit the Global Awards website at www.theglobalawards.com .

The Global Awards will host award ceremonies in New York City and Sydney, Australia on Friday, November 15th to celebrate 2013’s award-winning entries.


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