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Bright Light Award, brought to you by TurksLegal and ANZIIF

The 2019 Bright Light Award, brought to you by TurksLegal and ANZIIF is now open…

Do you have an idea on a topic related to general insurance claims that you want industry leaders to hear?

The Bright Light Award is a platform for general insurance professionals to pitch an idea or opinion on general insurance claims to a panel of industry leaders.

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!).

Get your idea out there and you could win prizes valued up to $6,500, including $5,000 cash!

How to Enter?

To enter, individuals or teams (of up to 3 people) need to pitch their idea or opinion on a topic that relates to general insurance claims in their choice of either:

  • A short video submission (max 5 minutes), or
  • A written submission of up to 800 words, or
  • A voiceover of images in PowerPoint.

You 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.

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 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!).

Upload your entry at www.brightlightaward.com.au/TurksLegalANZIIF by 5pm on Tuesday, 1 October 2019.

Click here for our 10 Top Tips for pitching an idea.

You can also download an A3 poster to put up around the office.

The finalists will be invited to a short discussion to explore their idea in w/c 18 November 2019 and the prizes will be awarded at the ANZIIF General Insurance breakfast in Sydney on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.

Judging Criteria

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.

Click here for the Formatting Guidelines and Terms & Conditions.

Each Award participant will earn six (6) CIP points where eligible.

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
  • 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 2020 AICLA/ANZIIF Claims Convention in Australia including return flights and two nights’ accommodation.

2019 Judging Panel

The judging panel comprises the following industry leaders:

  • Simone Dossetor, COO, Munich Re
  • Kerrie Challenor, Chief People and Operations Officer, NTI Limited
  • Peter Fitzgerald, National Technical Claims Manager, Allianz
  • Chris Rodd, Insurance Law Consultant
  • Michael Parker, Managing Director, Queenscorp (2018 Award winner)
  • Prue Willsford, CEO, ANZIIF
  • Paul Angus, Partner, TurksLegal
  • Anthea Karvounaris, 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!

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 & Conditions for full details.

Upload your entry at www.brightlightaward.com.au/TurksLegalANZIIF by 5pm on Tuesday, 1 October 2019.