How to Enter

The entry process

The entry process is simple, so entering should not take up much time.

There is no entry fee.

Closing date is Friday 29 May 2020.

Download an entry form and save it to your computer. Complete your entry and, when finished, simply email your entry and supporting materials to

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your entry (via email) within 7 days of submission please contact Debbie Tuesley (

For further information/help with your submission, please contact:

Siobhan Ford: T: 07969 313734, E:

Debbie Tuesley: T: 01372 414243, E:

Problems downloading the entry form?

If you are unable to download the form due to your company's firewall or anti-virus settings, please contact Debbie Tuesley on and the form will be e-mailed directly to you.

Which category to enter

Take a careful look at the categories to decide which one is most appropriate for your entry. Please note that an initiative can be entered in one category only. However an entrant can submit multiple initiatives into the appropriate categories.

Entries are accepted for initiatives between July 2015 and December 2019

  • Total word count of each entry submission statement must not exceed 2,500 words excluding supporting materials. All sections must be completed for entries to be considered by the judging panel
  • Entries without results will not be judged
  • Please see judging criteria and points for allocation of points for each section; the maximum score is 100
  • Judges retain the right to reassign entries to an alternative category than the one to which it has been submitted, if they feel it would be more appropriate or advantageous to the entry.

Plan your entry

Writing an effective QiC Diabetes entry takes careful planning. You must detail the aims and objectives which you have achieved.  Please do not enter if you do not have results as your entry will not be judged.

As a guide your objectives should be SMARTER – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Evaluated and Reviewed.

To help you write a winning entry please download the Seven Steps to Success, which offers advice and guidance on how to make your entry stand out.

Have a look at the award winning case studies available for download at

Have you previously entered this initiative?

Please attach and clearly mark any previous QiC Diabetes entries relating to the same initiative. Include the category it was entered into,  and (if applicable) the feedback you received.

Your entry will need to demonstrate that you have addressed the judges’ comments or how the initiative has progressed, so make sure your entry form reflects this.

Supporting materials

Entries may be accompanied by supporting materials and visuals to illustrate the work undertaken.

ESSENTIAL: A summary sheet must be supplied with supporting material:

  1. Itemising each piece of supporting material
  2. Clearly referencing where evidence has been supplied in support of all claims made in the entry.

It is important for entrants to realise that, at the first stage of judging, decisions will be based on content of the written submission only. Supporting materials will be made available at the second stage of judging.

Nomination categories

Entries for certain categories are decided by nomination.  Visit and submit your choice for who should win the:

What happens next?

Finalists will be notified by 24 July and then invited to attend the awards presentation on Thursday October 15, 2020 taking place at Sanofi's UK and Ireland headquarters in Reading.

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  • 2021 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry:
    Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Entry deadline: Friday 2 July 2021
  • Judging day:
    Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Awards ceremony:
    Thursday 14 October 2021