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How to Nominate

Here are the step-by-step instructions that you’ll need to follow when submitting a nomination. If you have questions, you can check out our frequently asked questions or contact us (awards@bcpsqc.ca or 604.668.8210).

Nominations for the 2021 Quality Awards are now closed!

Phase 1

  1. Visit our Categories & Criteria page to identify the award category which best suits your nominee.  What to include in your nomination, plus the scoring criteria, is available to view in your chosen category’s nomination guide, found under each category description. Note that these guides contain information for both Phase 1 and 2 of the nomination – you only need to use the “Phase 1” section of the guide for your submission at this stage.
  2. Visit our submission platform and create a profile to begin your nomination. You will be asked to enter the contact information for you and your nominee, and identify which awards category your nomination is in.
  3. If you are submitting a nomination for one of the five ‘Excellence in Quality’ categories, please provide a primary contact for the team or initiative. After you’ve selected your chosen category, make sure to add the name of the team or initiative where prompted.
  4. Use the textbox to provide a 500-word description of your nominee, which should summarize their work and cover the criteria recommended in Phase 1.
  5. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Your nomination will then be reviewed by our judges.

Things to Note

  • There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make, but a person or project can only be nominated in one category. If the project or the person’s work covers more than one area of care, you will need to decide which category is most suitable.

Phase 2

  1. If your submission is scored high enough, you will be invited to proceed to Phase 2.
  2. You will be directed to log into our nomination platform.
  3. Follow the links to begin your Phase 2 submission. The nomination questions for your chosen category, plus the scoring criteria, are available on the Categories & Criteria page. You will need to use the “Phase 2” section of the guide for this second phase of your submission.
  4. On the left menu, select “Continue My Nominations”. Then click on the green button with a cog symbol and select “View / Edit”. You’ll be taken through two screens with your contact information and Phase 2 instructions, before reaching your nomination entry page.
  5. You are welcome to attach appendices such as charts, reports, etc. You must combine your appendices into one single document (Word or PDF) that is no more than three pages total. (So, for instance, you could include a maximum of three one-page appendices or one three-page appendix.)  If you submit more than three pages of appendices, the judging panel will only read the first three pages.
  6. Once you submit your nomination, you will receive a confirmation email. Your submission will then be reviewed by a panel of judges.

Things to Note

  • Note that each answer area of the form includes a word count limit.
  • Each nomination is evaluated according to a 50-point scoring framework.
  • Evidence (qualitative and/or quantitative) of improvements to the quality of care provided is critical to the evaluation process.
  • Quality is defined through the lens of the BC Health Quality Matrix.
  • Please explain the project simply so that it can be understood by someone who does not work within the health system. Please do not use acronyms.
  • You are welcome to attach appendices such as charts, reports, etc. You must combine your appendices into one single document (Word or PDF) that is no more than three pages total. (So, for instance, you could include a maximum of three one-page appendices or one three-page appendix.)  If you submit more than three pages of appendices, the judging panel will only read the first three pages.
  • When you have prepared your nomination, we recommend asking someone else to check it for spelling and grammatical errors. Up to 5 points (or 10% of your final score) will be awarded for the quality of your submission.
  • Note that your name and details will be seen by the judges who review your nomination.
  • Need an example? Here is the nomination from 2018’s Staying Healthy (now Strengthening Health & Wellness) award winner.
  • We also have a list of tips for making your nomination stand out.