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TurksLegal ANZIIF Bright Light Award

The 2018 Bright Light Award, brought to you by TurksLegal and ANZIIF is now open…

The Bright Light Award is a new platform for you to showcase your idea or view on general insurance claims.  Enter now for your chance to win prizes valued up to $6,500, including $5,000 cash!

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Your idea could be big or small, for something or against it, specific to an area of claims or something that applies to the general insurance claims industry as a whole.

  • It might be as simple as a way claims could be resolved better in your area of the industry or it might be as big as the role insurer’s play in the community.
  • It could be the way the industry approaches claims of a certain type that you think could be handled more effectively.
  • It could be getting rid of a simple step in claims that you don’t think is relevant any more. It doesn’t have to be something that hasn’t been done before (but it could be!).

You can enter on your own or as a team (of up to 3 people) and can approach this in a few ways:

  • Argue a proposition;
  • Put forward an idea or view on a topic;
  • Suggest a change or a new process;
  • Develop or improve an existing idea or process;
  • Identify a way insurers could do better with general insurance claims.

Now write that down or record it to enter the Bright Light Award!

How to Enter?

Present your idea or view on a topic that relates to general insurance claims, in your choice of either:

  • A written submission of up to 800 words, or
  • A 5 minute video, or
  • A voiceover of images or PowerPoint.

Upload your entry at  www.brightlightaward.com.au/TurksLegalANZIIF by 17:00pm on Tuesday, 2 October 2018.

The finalists will be invited to a short discussion to explore their idea in w/c 12 November 2018 and the prizes will be awarded at the ANZIIF General Insurance breakfast in Sydney on Wednesday, 5
December 2018.

Click here for the full submission guidelines.

Your entry will be judged on the following criteria:

1. How well you set out the basic premise of your idea or your view (40%)
2. The reasons you outline for why it’s a good idea or a persuasive view (30%)
3. Consideration of the outcomes and wider implications (positive and negative) that your idea or view might have if adopted (20%)
4. The quality and creativity of your entry (10%). For video entries it is not the quality of the recording, but the content that matters. You can record on your camera, iPhone or other portable device.

The Prize

The winner of the Bright Light Award will receive:

  • $5,000 cash, and
  • up to $1,500 to spend on coaching and professional development of your choice, and
  • a position on the judging panel for the 2019 Bright Light Award alongside senior industry leaders, and
  • an exclusive opportunity to work with TurksLegal and ANZIIF to showcase their idea across the general insurance industry.

The runner-up of the Award will receive complimentary registration(s) to the 2019 AICLA/ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia including return flights and two nights’ accommodation.

2018 Judging Panel

The judging panel comprises the following industry leaders:

  • Simone Dossetor, General Manager Insurance, Great Lakes Australia
  • James Flaskett, Head of Claims, Australia & New Zealand, Chubb Insurance Company
  • Peter Fitzgerald, National Technical Claims Manager, Allianz
  • Chris Rodd, Insurance Law Consultant
  • Jason Courtenay, Claims Manager, BCS Broking
  • Fiona Fong, Senior Claims Consultant , Marsh (2017 Scholarship winner)
  • Prue Willsford, CEO, ANZIIF
  • Paul Angus, Partner, TurksLegal
  • Peter Riddell, Partner, TurksLegal

A bit about the Award

The ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship was born out of a passion for discussing hot topics and generating ideas in general insurance claims. 10 years on and that passion hasn’t changed but the platform for presenting your ideas or views on claims has evolved to become the Bright Light Award – and it’s easier than ever to enter!

Click here for a Poster.

Rules for entry

Your entry must relate to general insurance claims in Australia and you must meet the entry criteria. Submissions should not reference your company or any other specific general insurance company directly. If you are referencing or developing an existing idea or process, your entry MUST identify the source of the idea or process.  Ideas relating to something that has already been implemented should expand or improve on that idea.

The Bright Light Award is open to all Australian residents and applicants must work directly in a capacity connected with general insurance (for the purposes of the entry criteria, the term ‘general insurance’ includes workers compensation), and be based in Australia. Entry is not open to lawyers, accountants, or medico-legal consultants employed in capacities other than as direct employees of a general insurance company (which includes reinsurance companies or insurance claims management companies). Entry is not open to members of the ANZIIF board or ANZIIF employees.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.