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Congress competitions and product launches

Find out about some of the competitions, prize draws and product launches which will be taking place at the exhibition this year.

CPSG & OET: Stand F24 

Delegates will have the chance to win a Fit-Bit if they come and visit the stand.

Lighthouse Financial Advice: Stand F9

Lighthouse Financial Advice will be offering 1,000 Wow! Points (equivalent to £100). Delegates can enter by visiting stand F9 (the winner must be a verified member).

Lighthouse Financial Advice is also running a Financial Planning seminar on Monday 14th May at 1:15pm in Room 1a, delegates need to visit the stand to book a place.

Allocate Software and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Stands B1 and D9

Allocate and the Countess of Chester are joining up for a prize draw of a £250 John Lewis voucher. Attendees need to pick up a form from stand D9 or B1, visit each stand to get the form stamped and then hand the form back to either stand to be entered into the draw which will be made Tuesday lunch time.

SureCert: Stand G1

Delegates can visit SureCert at stand G1 and sign up to enter a prize draw to win £200 of hotel vouchers to put towards a mini-break or summer holiday. Read the Ts&Cs about the RCN promotion

The Open University: Stand F15

The Open University have developed some student stories to use on social media about their experiences of studying the Pre Registration Nursing Degree with the Open University. They also have some stories from the employer perspective of supporting their HCA staff to become registered nurse. There will be two video launches on Monday 14th May.

Donard Recruitment: Stand F30

Donard Recruitment will be raffling a number of shopping vouchers for Victoria Square in Belfast.

TriMedika Ltd: Stand E9

Delegates can visit stand E9 to enter a prize draw to win a Marks and Spencer’s gift voucher at 4:00pm on Sunday and Monday.

HSCRecruit Northern Ireland: Stand A12

HSCRecruit are giving away two iPads every day! For a chance to win, delegates can speak to staff on stand A12, who will enter their details on their data capture app. Draws take place daily at 1.00pm and 2.15pm Sunday and Monday and at 1.00pm on Tuesday.

Knockdene HealthCare: Stand B19

Delegates can visit stand B19 and talk to Knockdene HealthCare to enter their prize competitions: First prize is £150 worth of M&S vouchers, second prize is a meal for two in The Ivory Restaurant and third prize is £50 worth of shopping vouchers.

Nuffield Health: Stand G18

Delegates can use Nuffield Health's Snapchat geofilter for Congress and they could win a three month free gym membership. Attendees just need to use the filter, screen shot and tweet to #newlookatnursing and #rcn18. A winner will be picked everyday at random, visit stand G18 for more information and support in entering the competition.

Public Health Agency: Stand H4

Public Health Agency will be holding a competition relating to public health via a Q&A and one winner each day will receive a Fitbit Alta watch. Visit stand H4 for more information. 

RCN Pedometer Challenge #RCN18steps

All delegates at the RCN Congress will be given the opportunity to participate in the Pedometer Challenge #RCN18steps. Simply, the delegate who accumulates the most steps during the Congress wins a prize each day.

How it works:

  • Participants with smartphones can download a pedometer app, or alternatively they can use their own pedometer
  • Participants follow the RCN Twitter account @theRCN
  • The pedometer is used to count the number of steps the participant takes each day
  • A screenshot or photo is taken of their daily total
  • The screenshot or photo is tweeted to @theRCN, using the hashtag #RCN18steps
  • There will be daily prizes for the winners

Terms and conditions 

Participants must be an RCN Congress delegate, in attendance at the Belfast Waterfront to partake.
Participants must have a Twitter account. 
Participants must have a pedometer app or pedometer to count their steps. 
The competition will run for three consecutive days; 13th, 14th and 15th May 2018.
The competition will run for 24 hours each day 00.00-00.00.
Delegates must include the hashtag #RCN18steps to qualify for the competition. 
Steps will need to be uploaded by 9am the following day. Uploads after 9am will not be counted. It is recommended participants upload their photo each evening.   
The daily winner will be announced between 12pm and 3pm on 14th, 15th and 16th May 2018.
You will be notified by a tweet from the RCN and a direct message. 
Prizes will be available for collection at the RCN Information Hub at Belfast Waterfront (open 8am to 6pm). If you are unable to collect your prize in person, you can email