Cast your Nomination for the BMJ Award for Sport and Exercise Team of the Year (February 28th Deadline!)

Are you aware of (or part of!) an outstanding team project or initiative in the UK that promotes physical activity and the improved care of athletes?

We want to know about it.

Photos of 2011 award winners courtesy of BMJ

The 2012 BMJ Group Improving Health Awards has a new category geared at Sports Medicine Practitioners. The award for Sport and Exercise Team of the Year “recognizes teams making a valuable contribution to promoting physical activity, improving the care of athletes or medical services to the sporting community.” The wide acceptance criterion includes projects focused on the elite, disabled, and/or the amateur athlete. It also welcomes initiatives geared at public health promotion through physical activity.

With over 643 nominations received last year, the BMJ Awards is a high profile event. It draws a diverse nominee group and audience. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of the BMJ, characterizes the event as great opportunity to celebrate ‘unsung heroes,’ acknowledge the importance of partnerships, and to share in excellence.

Judging Criteria

The panel of expert judges will be looking for the team project or initiative that most demonstrates;

  • A clear strategy.
  • Measurable improvement in physical activity participation, health care in athletes or management of illness or injury in the sporting community.
  • These teams should demonstrate a commitment beyond what would normally be expected in their role.

For more information on categories, judges, and tickets go to the BMJ Improving Health Awards website.

Or submit your nomination NOW (the deadline is only one month away).

Let’s all take this opportunity to celebrate leaders in the field and raise the profile of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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