Competitions 

NW Division: Competitions for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors, Trainees and SAS Doctors

Each year the North West Division runs a poster competition for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors, Trainees and SAS Doctors at either the Spring or Autumn Conference.

There are 3 winning categories which include:

  • Best Medical Student/FY1 Poster
  • Best FY2/Trainee Poster
  • Best SAS Doctor Poster

Each winner will receive a £100 prize and a certificate of merit.

This year the competitions will be held at our Autumn Conference 2022 at Kings House Conference Centre in Manchester.

To enter this competition, please complete the below abstract form using the guidance form provided and ensure you include the correct grade when completing it. Once you have completed your abstract form please proof read it and ensure the word count does not exceed 250 words.

Once you are sure all information is correct please email your abstract form to northwest@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Our staff team will confirm receipt of your abstract and provide you with further information and timelines for the competitions.

Deadline for Applications: Friday 14 October 2022

To enter this competition you must be based in the North West Division which covers the following regions:

  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside

Please note: if you are based outside this area your abstract will not be accepted.

You must be available to attend the Autumn Conference, in person, on Friday 25 November 2022 in Manchester.

You must enter your correct and current grade on the abstract form and the work must be completed whilst studying or working in the North West Division.

Abstracts over 250 words will be returned to you for correction. If they are not returned by the competition closing date they will not be accepted.

Any entries submitted after the deadline of Friday 14 October will not be accepted.

There are three categories in this poster competition which include:

  • Best Medical Student/FY1 Poster
  • Best FY2/Trainee Poster
  • Best SAS Doctor Poster

There will be £100 prize money per category awarded as well as a certificate of merit for the best poster presentation.

Prizes will be presented to winners on the day of the Conference after the lunch break.

You will be contacted after the event with information on payment of the prize fund.

Our Autumn Conference will be held at Kings House Conference Centre on Friday 25 November 2022.

Poster boards will be available in the first floor hall on level 1 and upon arrival a member of staff will assign you a board to display your poster.

Poster presentations must be displayed throughout the conference. Entrants are expected to be available for questions from delegates during breaks in the conference.

Assessors will be members of the Executive Committee. Entrants will be told the result of the competition after the lunch break.

If you have any questions regarding your abstract, the competitions or the conference please get in touch with the North West Division team.

Email: northwest@rcpsych.ac.uk 

Telephone: 0208 618 4196

Previous winners

EventMedical Student/FY1 Poster WinnerFY2/Trainee Poster WinnerOral Presentation Winner
Autumn 2019Ghazn KhanDr Vishal AgrawalAmmani Bashir
Autumn 2018Danish HafeezDr Faria ZafarDr Faria Zafar
Autumn 2017N/ADr Emma HorrellN/A
Autumn 2016Dr Mrinalini DeyDr Paul CulattoN/A
Autumn 2015Nicholas Savage and Raphael HolmesDr Adam MoretonN/A
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