FAQs

Are the awards for me?

This awards scheme has been created in order to officially reward and recognise excellence within the dental industry. If you are looking for any of the following, then the awards are definitely for you!
Boost morale within your team
Attract new customers
Increase trust with your current customers
Assess the strengths of your business
Enjoy an amazing night with your team

 

Which categories should I enter?

You can enter as many categories as you like! Place your entry in the category you feel most appropriate

How do I enter?

Fill out your details and select your categories here >

 

How do I pay for my entries?

Entry is £50 + VAT per category. Once you have selected your categories and filled in your details through the ‘enter now’ page, you will be sent an email with a link to the payment page or to request an invoice. Your entry will only be validated once this has been done.

 

When is the entry deadline?

The entry deadline is 11th September 2017. Entries will need to be with us by midnight.

 

How do I find out if I have been shortlisted?

Shortly after you have submitted your entries, you will receive a letter and emails to the address details provided at registration informing you if you have been shortlisted and in which categories.

 

How do I write a winning submission?

Read our blog to find out how to create an award-winning entry!

 

What should I include in my entry?

Head to the categories page or download the entry guide for extra details about what needs to be included.

Ensure you answer the individual category criteria, as that’s what the judges will be marking against.

 

How should I lay out my entry?

Each year we receive more and more entries and while it’s not about how decorative an entry is, you do want to stand out from the crowd.

Be aware that the judges use a variety of different platforms to view the entries, ensure there is as few barriers as possible. A PDF document is the preferred option. Word documents with clearly labelled folders of supporting evidence are happily accepted.

Useful tip: Word Documents, PowerPoint and Keynote files can all be saved as PDF files.

How do I submit my entry?
All entries must be electronic, either sent using an online file sharing service or on a USB stick.

 

Online
We have a WeTransfer page which has a 20gb allowance to allow for large file transfers, https://fmcawards.wetransfer.com. All you need to do is drop your files and fill in your email address. Make sure you clearly label your files.

You can also email your entry or send it via Dropbox to awards@fmc.co.uk

 

By Post
Put your entries on a USB stick and post them to us at:
Dentistry Scotland Awards
FMC 1 Hertford House
Farm Close
Shenley
Hertfordshire
WD7 9AB
Please note, entries will not be returned and by registering your details, you automatically opt in to receive relevant marketing emails and calls from our awards partners.

WeTransfer only lets me send single files but I have folders of photos!?
WeTransfer only lets you send files individually unless you zip the file. To do this;

1. Locate the file or folder that you want to zip.
Press and hold (or right-click) the file or folder, select (or point to) Send to, and then select Compressed (zipped) folder.
A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location. To rename it, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Rename, and then type the new name. Use this file to drop onto the WeTransfer page.

 

Who are the judges?

The Dental Industry Awards judges are made up of an independent panel of dental professionals and industry experts. The panel is chaired by the well-respected Dr David Houston.

 

When is the awards ceremony being held and where?

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony which is being held on the evening of Friday 17th November at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.

 

I need advice on my entry, where do I go?

You can use the Contact Us page to send us a message and we will reply. Alternatively call the friendly awards team on +44 (0) 1923 851 779 or email awards@fmc.co.uk.

What are the Finalist & Winner Logo Guidelines?

The clear-space rule
Our branding is one of our most visible and valuable assets. Respect it.
Always position the logo for maximum impact and give it plenty of room to breathe. This will help to ensure our logo’s visibility and legibility.

Do the Right Thing
The Awards Logo has been carefully designed and should never be altered in any way. This document does not include all instances of misuse, if you are unsure please email gabrielle.gilmour@fmc.co.uk.

Do Not:

  1. alter the logo in any way.
  2. redesign, redraw, animate, modify, distort, or alter the proportions of the logo.
  3. surround the logo with—or place in the foreground over—a pattern or design without permission from FMC.
  4. rotate or render the logo three-dimensionally.
  5. add words, images, or any other new elements to the logo.
  6. modify the size or position relationship of any element within the logo.
  7. add additional copy to the logo.

 

How can I sponsor the awards?

If you would like to sponsor the awards please contact our Commercial Director Craig Welling on 01923 851 787 or by email at craig.welling@fmc.co.uk. Alternatively, send us a message using the Contact Us page and we will be in touch.