Last updated on October 25th, 2023 at 09:30 am
After a brilliant first year, Gene People is seeking nominations for the Gene People Awards for the second time. This year will be looking for nominations for excellence during 2022 only. The closing date for nominations is midday 2 November 2023.
The Gene People Awards celebrates the huge positive impact that the genetic condition community has on the 2.4 million people in the UK living with a genetic condition.
This year’s awards focuses on all aspects of the genetic condition community. If you know of an outstanding individual, organisation or campaign that deserves recognition, complete the nomination form to suggest them as a nomination.
Gene People Awards 2023 categories
Best Campaign – organisations without paid staff. We are looking for awareness or advocacy campaigns that took place in 2022 that achieved or exceeded their objectives. The campaign can be on any media channel or a mixture and could be aligned with international campaigns such as Rare Disease Day or national such as The Big Give Christmas Challenge. This is open to condition-specific support groups and charities without paid staff only. Nominations can be made by anyone for this category.
Best Campaign – organisations with paid staff. Only for organisations with paid staff, this category has the same criteria as above. Nominations can be made by anyone for this category.
Best Volunteer – organisations without paid staff. We are looking for volunteers who made a positive difference to the group or charity they were involved with in 2022, with a cut-off date of 31 Dec 2022. They may have volunteered online or in person or a combination. However they helped your group, we want to hear about them and the impact they had. Nominations would be particularly welcome from those living with or caring for those with a genetic condition. This category is for organisations without paid staff only. Nominations from condition-specific support groups only.
Best Volunteer – organisations with paid staff. Only for organisations with paid staff, this category has the same criteria as above. Nominations from condition-specific support groups only.
Best Research Partnership. We are looking for a research partnership that took place in 2022 that is an example of best practice. The partnership will be between a condition-specific support group or charity and another agency, such as an academic or clinical institution, or a healthcare company. Demonstrating the involvement of patients is essential for this category, how patients engaged with planning and delivering the research, examples of communications with patients, and how patient insight was sought and how it shaped the partnership. Nominations will be for the condition-specific support group or charity and the research body they partnered with Either can make the nomination and the award will be a joint one.
Lifetime Achievement. We are looking for an exceptional person to receive this Lifetime achievement award. We are seeking unsung heroes who may be founders, trustees, and condition-specific support group and charity leaders who have dedicated themselves to those with rare genetic conditions or those who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes over many years whose efforts are so often overlooked but who are deserving of recognition.. The nominee must be connected to a condition-specific support group or charity. Nominations can be made by anyone.
Terms and conditions
- The closing date for nominations is midday 2 November 2023
- Late or incomplete entries will not be considered
- Participants (winners and short-listed nominees) will be expected to participate in promotions relating to their award in partnership with Gene People
- The winner will receive a certificate for their category and be featured on Gene People’s website and social media channels. Shortlisted nominees will be named on Gene People’s website
- The judging panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into