Prizes and bursaries in the south west

Applications now open for 2020 e-prizes We are pleased to announce that our Poetry, Divisional and Dr Stephen Dinniss Poster prizes are now open for entries, which will be awarded at our virtual Autumn Bi-annual Meeting 2020 on 13 November 2020.

See below for more details on the prize process and how to apply. 

Summary

You are invited to write a poem with a mental health theme to be eligible for a prize. Your poem must not have been published previously and we can only accept a maximum of two poems per entrant.

The aim of the prize is to raise awareness of and stimulate interest in mental health issues among local communities using a non-stigmatising and inclusive medium.

The prize will be presented virtually at the Autumn Biannual Meeting on 13 November 2020.  Prize winners will be invited to pre-record a recital of their poem or give permission for a member of the South West Division team to record a recital of the winning poem on their behalf, for inclusion at the virtual Autumn Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter

Anyone connected with mental health and who live in the geographical region of the Royal College of Psychiatrists South West Division (which includes the Channel Islands, counties of Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and part of Dorset).

You might have previously used or are using mental health services, support a friend or relative who uses or has used mental health services. You may be a professional providing mental health care or work within the mental health sector as a ward clerk, secretary, cleaner etc.

Prizes

First prize: £100

Second prize: £50

The poems of the winners will be published on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website and in the Programme and Abstracts booklet for the Autumn Biannual Meeting. 

How to enter

This prize closed for submissions on Friday 25 September 2020. 

Summary

You are invited to submit a written abstract on any area of psychiatry, including quality improvement projects. e.g. a piece of research being undertaken, a new research project about to start, or an audit.

The first 10 qualifying entrants (selected according to the date of their arrival at the Division Office) will be asked to submit a further short video abstract by Thursday 8 October 2020 and e-poster by Monday 19 October 2020. 

The e-posters and video abstracts will be judged and shared at the virtual Autumn Biannual Meeting on 13 November 2020 and links to these published in the Programme and Abstracts Booklet along with the written abstracts.

Who can enter

It’s open to all psychiatric trainees, SAS and specialty doctors working in the South West Division who are Specialist Associates, Affiliates, PMPTs or Members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the closing date.

Prizes

A prize of £150 will be awarded to the winner and further prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

How to enter

This prize closed for submissions on Friday 25 September 2020. 

Summary

You are invited to submit a written abstract on any area of psychiatry.

The first 5 qualifying entrants (selected according to the date of their arrival at the Division Office) will be asked to submit a further short video abstract by Thursday 8 October 2020 and e-poster by Monday 19 October 2020. 

If successful, your abstract will be published in the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

The e-posters and video abstracts will be judged and shared at the virtual Autumn Biannual Meeting on 13 November 2020 and links to these published in the Programme and Abstracts Booklet along with the written abstracts. Entrants who present a poster selected for display will be offered a free place at the virtual conference (up to two places per poster). 

Who can enter

Open to all foundation doctors and medical students working or studying in the South West Division who are Student Associates or Foundation Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the closing date.

Become a Student Associate or Foundation Associate – there are great benefits and membership is free.

Prize

A prize of £150 will be awarded to the winner and further prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

How to enter

This prize closed for submissions on Friday 25 September 2020. 

We offer up to 10 bursaries for South West medical students and Foundation Year doctors to present a poster at the South West Autumn Biannual Meeting, which is usually held in Bristol in November.

Award

Bursaries for medical students include registration fee and travel expenses.

Bursaries for Foundation Year doctors include registration fee only.

Frequency

Annual

Who can apply

Medical Students and Foundation Year doctors who have entered the Dr Stephen Dinniss Foundation and Medical Student Poster Prize, who are Student Associates or Foundation Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the prize closing date and who are working or studying in the South West Division area on the date of submission.

Submission

Expense claim forms will be issued by the South West Division office and should be returned along with receipts within 4 weeks of the date of the meeting.

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