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About BMJ Awards

Announcing BMJ Awards South Asia 2018 on 1st December at Chennai


After the success of BMJ Awards South Asia in 2017, we are pleased to announce the fifth edition of the BMJ Awards this year.

In 2017, doctors across South Asia participated in the fourth edition of BMJ Awards, which culminated in an Awards ceremony on 18th November 2017. More than 2000 high-quality nominations were received for the Awards across South Asia and these were shortlisted to 30 nominations across 10 categories. Winners were presented with a trophy and certificate amongst 300 of South Asia’s most senior healthcare professionals, industry executives, government officials, academicians, and researchers.

You can read more about our winners, jury panel and the Awards night in our Supplement here. You can view the BMJ Awards South Asia 2017 journey here – a video which captures the highlights of the 2017 Awards.

The BMJ Awards South Asia 2018 represents our desire to recognize excellence in healthcare by felicitating individuals and teams that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the practice of medicine in the South Asian region.

Join India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Afghanistan as they celebrate Excellence in Healthcare this year!


Judging Process

Phase 1


  • Entrants complete an online form summarising their project, the problem they are addressing and their results
  • The entry is a maximum of 500 words
  • Entries are scored on a yes/no scale (1/0)
  • All entries scoring more than 3 are invited to participate in Phase 2 – team will be notified on September 23,2018

Phase 2


  • Entrants complete a more detailed form with eight questions covering different aspects of their project
  • All entries will be reviewed and scored by two judges (one BMJ editor and one member of the BMJ’s South editorial board)
  • Entries will be scored out of 80
  • The top three scoring entries in each category will be invited to Phase 3
  • Teams will be notified on October 31, 2018

Phase 3


  • The finalists will prepare a one-page summary and 10 minute presentation for the jury board
  • The presentations will be scored by the jury board to determine a winner
  • The jury board will comprise a BMJ editor, a member of the BMJ’s South Asia editorial board, a representative of patient/civil society, and one or two senior clinicians (not BMJ editorial board members)


For further information please write to southasia.awards@bmj.com
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