OIA16 – Rules

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How to nominate

Please submit, in no less than 250 words and no more than 1000 words, specific achievements relating to the nominee’s business, product or service, paying particular attention to the criteria for the award you are submitting a nomination for.

Nominations that are less than 250 words will not be accepted nor put forward to the judges. Nominees are judged by their achievements in the category for which they have been nominated. For all awards, achievements outside of the category will be taken into account, including non medical work, contributions to the community and pro-bono work.

Multiple entries are permitted however entries will be judged on quality, not quantity.

Rules and guidelines

The decision of the judging panel is at its absolute discretion and is final. There is no right of appeal against any decision.

The Judging panel will not be able to provide any feedback at any stage of the judging process. In judging, the judges will use their skill and judgment, considering information that is put to them in the nomination form and supporting documentation, their knowledge and experience of the orthopaedic profession and of the wider medical community.

  • Nominations will not be accepted that are less than 250 words.
  • Nominations will not be accepted that are more than 1000 words.
  • Appendices and any other additional materials will not be accepted.

The presentations to all finalists in each category will take place on 10th December 2015. Closing date for nominations is 11th October 2015.

All nominees will be notified whether they are through to the final by 5th Octember 2015. Please could all nominators and nominees ensure that the date of the awards is in their diaries.

All nominations are treated as entirely confidential.

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Judges Appointment process

Barker Brooks/Orthopaedic Product News have sought to appoint the very best of the profession to join the judging panel for the awards.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the selection process is fair and objective and includes experts from across the industry. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries.

Judges give their time for free to judge the awards.