Frequently Asked Questions

Judges appreciate clear and complete nominations. They are looking for the following information when reviewing and considering a nomination:

  • Innovation                     
    • Is the candidate’s work unique or ground-breaking?
    • Has the candidate displayed a unique vision?
    • Has the candidate taken a fresh approach to a problem?
    • Are they forward-thinking?
    • Are they using new tools?
  • Contribution
    • How significant is the scope and depth of the candidate’s work?
    • Does the candidate’s work show an ongoing dedication and commitment to the cause or project?
    • Has the candidate had to overcome significant challenges to continue their work?
  • Impact
    • How significant/widespread is the impact of this candidate/their work? (Think impact on: patient care, access to healthcare, clinical treatments, medical practice, affected communities, public opinion, political opinion, etc.)
    • Does the work result in a new awareness or approach?
    • Does the nominee/their work advance a cause, process or treatment?
    • Will this work result in change?
  • Category of nomination
  • Nominee/Team name
  • Nominee/Team email address
  • Nominee Phone number
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter/nomination letter
  • Additional documents
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Nomination letter/cover letter
  • Optional supporting documents

A CV is always the preferred document if available. However, if you cannot access the nominee’s CV, a detailed biography can be used instead if accompanied by an in-depth nomination letter. 

You can submit as many CVs as there are number of people in the group. Please note that at least one of the CV’s submitted must belong to a physician on the team. If you choose to only submit 1 CV, it MUST be that of the physician.

The CV should be no longer than 5 pages.

The ideal nomination letter/cover letter should be 1 to 2 pages. The nomination letter is about quality over quantity, while keeping in mind that 2 paragraphs does not usually provide enough detail about the nominee or the group. The judges are looking at the quality and detail of the information provided.

You can view an example of a nomination letter that was submitted and the nominee was selected as a winner below

The type of additional documents that can be submitted will vary depending on the award. Here are some examples of documents that have been submitted in the past:

  • Project resume
  • Media coverage
  • Examples of the nominee’s work
  • Infographics
  • Charts with real numbers that support the entry
  • Other awards the nominee has received
  • Seminars the nominee has given

Yes! You can nominate yourself for any award you feel like you are a strong candidate for. We encourage everyone to nominate themselves or a colleague.

Once you have won once, you cannot be nominated for that category again for three years.

You can submit multiple nominations for different individuals or teams. A nominated individual or team can only be nominated for one category; they will not be eligible to win more than one category.

Once you’ve submitted a nomination, you will be notified by mid-October on whether the nomination was selected by the judges. 
If your nomination is selected, you will receive an invitation to the awards gala.