Competitors are given a fictional pharmaceutical brand communications brief. This has been developed with input from a steering group comprising both pharma industry and agency professionals, to ensure its alignment to true communications challenges.

The teams and individuals will continue the innovations of the 2023 competition and deliver their response to the challenge brief via video link. PharmaTimes received lots of positive feedback from finalists about how the virtual finals days were conducted and are confident that this year will surpass the last.

The competition also provides a great learning experience as the judges provide extensive feedback on your presentation to all finalists.

May 2023 – Entry Opens

Agencies, teams and individuals are asked to select the category that best suits their skill set. Find out more about the categories here.

Where nominations have been made, the PharmaTimes Team will contact the individuals and teams concerned to confirm they would like to enter.


21 September 2023 – Entry Closes

October 2023 – Finalists Announced 

Entries are screened by the executive steering group (ESG) and finalists are announced.

October 2023 – Virtual Final Days 

The Singles Finals Day and the Team Finals Day will both take place virtually in October

16th November 2023 – Live Awards Ceremony

PharmaTimes will be holding a live gala dinner and awards ceremony at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel on the 16th November 2023.

All finalists receive qualitative and quantitative judges’ feedback after the awards ceremony, including a competency score-sheet benchmarking their performance in the competition.