Top Tips

6 Tips to bring the trophy home

 1. Follow the rules

  • *Max count of words. With hundreds of entries, judges have limited time in checking and would be keen to read concise entries.
  • *Required. Keep within the max size of attachment allowed. And make sure to attach the CEO certificate form.
  • *Follow attachment format to PDF, .doc, .ppt, .xls & .jpg files only.
  • *No extensions. Submit by the closing date on 31 May 2019, 11:59PM (GMT +8.00)

2. Be clear and concise

  • *Tell a good story. Make your submission a good read to stand out from the rest.
  • *Answer the questions and communicate with clarity. Remember 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.
  • * Make sure to include the CEO certificate form in your supporting documents.

4. Include supporting documents

  • * Make sure 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.
  • * Or 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 on 2 June entitles you to two free entries!
  • * Submit early, online form is now available - last minute submission is possible to impact on the quality of your entry.
  • * Process of writing your entries and preparing supporting materials make take longer than expected, especially if you need to get approvals.
  • * Don't fall mistake into Murphy's Law - "If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then".

6. Study the categories and learn from the best!

  • * Take a look at the AHMA Legacy E-books featuring the previous winners and highly commended entries.  
  • * We also have a compilation of the winning entries here.
  • * Increase your chances of winning by entering as many categories as you see fit for your project. Read up on the categories and criteria here.

WE WISH YOU EVERY SUCCESS WITH YOUR SUBMISSION!