VOLUNTEERING & INTERNATIONAL PSYCHIATRY ESSAY PRIZE 2015
VOLUNTEERING & INTERNATIONAL PSYCHIATRY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (VIPSIG)
This prize was established to promote interest and encourage excellence in volunteering (UK or
abroad) and international psychiatry. Entrants are invited to submit an original essay of their choice.
Submissions may include (but are not limited to): a description of a clinical or charitable experience
or project; elective report; reflective essay; editorial; research; audit; or literature review.
Eligible: Medical students, foundation trainees, psychiatry trainees, SAS and specialty doctors.
Prize: Trophy and certificate
Frequency: Annual
Regulations:
1. Essay of no more than 3,000 words, which must be the entrant’s own work.
2. The spirit of the prize is to promote interest and encourage excellence in volunteering in
psychiatry (UK or abroad) and/ or international psychiatry.
3. Essays will be judged on their overall quality and value, and relevance for professional
development.
4. The prize will be judged by a panel of 3 judges appointed by VIPSIG, and awarded to the best
entry or shared between joint best entries.
5. Consideration will be given to an entrant’s seniority and expected level of experience.
6. A project involving collaboration with psychiatrists or any other discipline may be submitted,
but the prize will be awarded to a single entrant. Where collaborative work is submitted,
there should be a clear indication of the contribution by entrant and collaborator(s).
7. A declaration of the role of any funding and any potential conflicts of interest should be
made.
Where presented: VIPSIG conference or training event
Closing date: Monday 7th December 2015
Submissions to: Entrants will be asked to submit an electronic copy of their essay to [email protected]
Further information:
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/workinpsychiatry/specialinterestgroups/volunteeringandinternational/vi
psigprizes.aspx
Entrants who are uncertain whether their essay is suitable for submission may contact VIPSIG
directly: [email protected]
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