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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).

How to Nominate

  1. Go to our nomination platform. If you are a new user, click ‘Register’ to create your account. If you are returning, click ‘Login’.
  2. Read the instructions carefully. The nomination questions for your chosen category, plus the scoring criteria, are available on the Categories & Criteria page.
  3. When you’re ready to begin the nomination, click on ‘Start a Nomination’ or go to the ‘My Nominations’ tab, where you can select ‘BC Quality Awards’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Complete the contact details for you as the nominator, and the nominee. If you are submitting a nomination for one of the five ‘Excellence in Quality’ categories, please use the ‘Nominee’ tab to provide a primary contact for the team or initiative.
  5. Proceed to the Nomination Questions and select your chosen category from the drop-down list. Each category has its own judging criteria which you can find on the Categories & Criteria page and on the nomination platform.
  6. After filling in the question boxes, 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.
  7. Once you submit your nomination, you will receive a confirmation email. Your submission will then be reviewed by a panel of judges after the submission deadline.

Things to Note

  • Each answer area of the form includes a word count limit. We encourage you to aim to meet the limit to make sure your nomination contains the right amount of detail.
  • Each nomination is evaluated according to a 50-point scoring framework.
  • Evidence of improvements to the quality of care provided is critical to the evaluation process. As noted in the BC Health Quality Matrix, evidence includes knowledge gained through formal academia and clinical research, such as randomized control trials. It also includes knowledge gained through collective expertise and lived experience, such as Indigenous knowledge and practices passed through oral tradition, as well as groups’ shared stories and experiences.
  • 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.
  • References are included in the word count, but you are welcome to move them into other answer boxes where you have room or to your appendices.
  • 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.
  • You can update any information you have previously submitted in your nomination at any point up to our nomination deadline.
  • 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.