6 Tips to bring the trophy home
1. Follow the rules
- Max count of words. With hundreds of entries, judges have limited time to check and would prefer to read concise entries.
- Required. Keep within the max size of attachment allowed. Ensure that you have attached the CEO certificate form.
- Attachments: PDF, .doc, .ppt, .xls & .jpg files only.
- No extensions allowed. Submit by the deadline on Friday, 31 May 2019 at 11:59PM (GMT +8).
2. Be clear and concise
- Tell a good story to stand out from the rest.
- Answer the questions with clarity. Remember that the judges will be looking through hundreds of entries, so be concise, clear and focused.
- Avoid jargon, unexplained acronyms and copy-and-pasting unedited content.
- Make sure to save a copy of your entry in word format and when the basics are finalised, give it to the best writer in your organisation to polish.
- Checking for typos such as spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes can go a long way.
3. Honesty is the best policy
- Don't exaggerate, lie or include false claims, as judges will see through them.
- Please ensure that the CEO certificate form is included in your supporting documents.
4. Include supporting documents
- Ensure that supporting materials back up your claims in the main submission.
- The more comments from satisfied patients/ stakeholders etc. the better.
Include relevant facts and figures from reports or ROI.
- If necessary, include a document that can help convince the judges that your entry meets the criteria best.
5. Manage your time and manpower
- Assign someone in your organisation as the coordinator - responsible for collecting information, contacting referred patients, consulting colleagues, checking facts, chasing up, writing the initial draft and keeping an eye on timeline and deadline. Don't forget, early submission by 30 April 2019 (GMT +8) entitles you to two free entries!
- Submit early - the online form is already available! Last minute submissions may impact on the quality of your entry.
- The process of writing your entries and preparing supporting materials may take longer than expected, especially if you need to get approval.
- Don't fall victim to Murphy's Law - "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong".
6. Study the categories and learn from the best!
- Take a look at the AHMA Legacy E-books and winning entries for AHMA 2018 featuring the previous winners.
- Increase your chances of winning by entering as many categories as you see fit for your project. Study the categories and criteria here.