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European Lifestars Awards
6.30pm - Midnight | 18 November 2024
City Central @ Honourable Artillery CompanyLondon, UK

2024 Timeline

Monday 18th March 2024 - Nominations Open & Judging Committee Formed

  • Entrants are invited to complete a short online nomination form
  • The international judging committee is formed from key industry stakeholders and corporate partners. The committee are invited to provide their own nominations to accompany solicited entries.

Friday 2nd August 2024 - Entries Close

  • Validation of entrants begins creating a finalist roster that represents each of the five regions.

23th August 2024 - Finalists Informed and Finalist Roster Publicly Released

  • Validation of entrants and confirmation of finalist roster that represents each of the five regions.
  • The finalist roster is released publicly via traditional LSX's global community and social media channels.

2 September 2024 - Judging Committee Voting Begins

  • Committee engage in round of voting, providing scores for each finalist.
  • The scores are used to order the finishing positions of each finalist in their categories.

18 November 2024 - Winners Announced At The In-Person Awards Ceremony

Nominate for free

No fee is needed to nominate (this is not 'pay to play'), however, attendance to the Awards ceremony will carry a ticketed fee.

Entrants must provide evidence

Demonstrate the entry fits both the eligibility criteria and the required time frame. Nominations not fitting either will be voided.

Entry does not guarantee selection as a finalist

All entrants successfully being shortlisted and representing their regions will be informed personally as to their progress, following the judges review process.

Entrants must be available to participate in the awards ceremony

If you've made the effort to nominate why wouldn't you be part of the ceremony and the celebrations. 

Judges are recruited based on their experience

They give up much of their time to review the entries provided and are not paid for their role.

Confidentiality is key

Only the ELA management team and judges are permitted to view the entries, their submissions and supporting information.


If you have any questions about your eligibility to join the ELAs please contact us at


125 Finalists Over 17 Life Science Award Categories

Finalist Scoring

  • Each finalist will have their written submission reviewed and scored by our judging faculty. A score of up to 10 points can be earned based on the relevance to the criteria placed against each award category.
  • The scores from each judge are tallied and a total aggregate score attributed to each finalist in each category.
  • The finalist with the highest tallied score in each category will be crowned the Winner. The top three in each category will carry a Gold, Silver and Bronze Award. Only the winner will be present with the commissioned crystal trophy.

Additional Points Allocation

  • Each finalist is allocated a region based on their geography at time of submission. The regions are as follows:

    • Benelux - Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg
    • DACH - Germany, Austria and Switzerland
    • Mediterranean - France, Israel, Italy, Spain and Portugal
    • Nordic - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
    • UK & Ireland - United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Each Region will have approx. 25 finalists on the night from its constituent countries. Countries are not guaranteed an equal number of finalists.

  • In addition to the judges scores providing an absolute Winner (Gold), followed by 2nd place (Silver) and 3rd place (Bronze) in each category, the finishing position of each individual finalist based on the aggregate scores of the judging faculty will carry a points scoring as follows:

    • Winner (Gold) - 10 points
    • 2nd place (Silver) - 8 points
    • 3rd place (Bronze) - 6 points
    • 4th - 10th place - 5 points (4th - 5th place if only 5 finalists)
  • In categories where there are joint nominees, bonus points will be allocated to the secondary nominee's region also. 
  • Between each award category presentation, these points will be tallied to provide a running leaderboard of the regional positions of this year's finalists. Over the course of the evening expect to see Regional positions switch as each category is presented.
  • A Region Champion will be crowned once all categories have been presented and scores allocated.

The combination of individual scoring and regional scoring provides a truly unique experience for a life science industry awards ceremony and allows finalists to celebrate and cheer for more than just the category they are nominated in. The awards help build regional pride and celebrate collective success.