Prizes and bursaries in the south west

We have a range of great prizes and bursaries that members in the south west can apply for.   

Summary

You are invited to submit a written abstract and e-poster on any area of neurodevelopmental psychiatry.

The number of entries will be limited to 16 and will be selected from those which qualify according to the date of their arrival at the Division Office.

The e-posters and written abstracts will be shared at the virtual Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Special Interest Group conference on Friday 23 April 2021 via the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

Entries will be pre-judged in advance of the meeting and winners will be invited to present their poster to a live audience on 23 April 2021. 

Who can enter

It’s open to all psychiatric trainees training in the United Kingdom, who are PMPTs or Members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the closing date.

Prizes

A prize of £100 will be awarded to the winner and further Judges Prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

How to enter

This prize is now open for submissions and will close on Friday 12 March 2021

To enter, please fill in and forward the following forms with your abstract and poster to the South West Division office:

Please read the regulations and guidelines before applying.

Summary

You are invited to submit a written abstract and e-poster 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 e-posters and written abstracts will be shared at the virtual Spring Biannual Meeting on 14 May 2021 via the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

Shortlisted entries will be invited to present their poster to a live audience at the Spring Biannual Meeting on 14 May 2021.

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 is now open for submissions and will close on Thursday 25 March 2021

All relevant forms are available below:

Guidelines

Regulations

Entry Form

Consent Form

Prize winners autumn 2020 

First: Dr Ruth Harrison

Innovation: Dr George Morris

Judges: Dr Lara Strang

Summary

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

The e-posters and written abstracts will be shared at the virtual Spring Biannual Meeting on 14 May 2021 via the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

Shortlisted entries will be invited to present their poster to a live audience at the Spring Biannual Meeting on 14 May 2021.

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 is now open for submissions and will close on 25 March 2021

Relevant forms are available below:

Prize winners autumn 2020

First - Catherine Ollerhead

Judges - Alexander Smith, Dr Philippa Gleed and Joanne McCabe

We offer up to 10 bursaries for south west medical students and foundation year doctors to present a poster at the South West Spring Biannual Meeting, which is usually held in Devon in May, but will be hosted virtually in 2021.

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.

Summary

Submit an example of innovation or leadership (either individually or as a team) across the whole spectrum of modern psychiatric practice.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to all Consultants, Associate Specialists and Staff Grades in the South West Division who are either fellows, members or affiliates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Prize

£150 will be awarded to the winner, who will be expected to give a short presentation at the following Autumn Biannual Meeting.

How to enter

This prize is closed for submissions.

2018 winner

Dr Tiff Earle.

Summary

Submit an essay of 1,500 words or less on a topic chosen by the SW Executive Committee and relevant to the practice of SW psychiatrists.

The title will be included in the entry form and regulations document.

This prize is awarded annually at the Spring Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter?

Trainees working in the south west.

Prize

The winning essay will be published in the Programme and Abstracts booklet and the winning author will receive £150.

How to enter

This prize is closed for submissions. 

Prize winner Spring 2019

Dr Elizabeth Shearman.

Summary

Submit an essay of 1,500 words or less on a topic chosen by the SW Executive Committee and relevant to the practice of SW psychiatrists.

The title is included in the entry form and regulations document.

This prize is awarded annually at the Spring Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter?

Undergraduate medical students enrolled with medical training establishments in the south west.

Prize

The winning essay will be published in the Programme and Abstracts booklet and the winning author will receive £150.

How to enter

This prize is closed for submissions.

Summary

Submit an abstract from a research paper on a topic across the whole spectrum of modern psychiatric practice.

You must have written and published the paper in the calendar year before the Autumn Biannual Meeting.

You can nominate yourself, or be nominated by a colleague or a member of the multi-disciplinary team, any College member or the scientific organising committee of the Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter?

Trainee psychiatrists and non-consultants in the south west.

Prize

A prize of £150 will be awarded to the best entry and presented at the Autumn Biannual Meeting.

How to enter

This prize is closed for submissions.

Prize Winner 2018

Dr Ralphy Kenchington.

Summary

Write a poem with a mental health theme to win. Your poem must not have been published previously. This annual prize will be presented virtually at the next Autumn Biannual Meeting.  The poems of the winners will be published on the RCPsych website and in the Programme and Abstracts booklet for the Autumn Biannual Meeting. Prize winners will also 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 based in the South West Division. You might have previously used or are using mental health services, support a friend or relative who uses or has used mental health services, or works within the mental health sector.

How to enter

This prize is closed for submissions. 

2020 winners

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.

We offer bursaries to the 4 highest scoring  south west trainees who have entered the national International Congress poster prize but have not received a bursary to attend this year.

Award

Bursaries of up to £500 to cover registration fee, subsistence, accommodation and travel expenses.

Frequency

Annual.

Who can apply

The 4 highest scoring south west trainees who have entered the national International Congress poster prize but have not received a bursary to attend this year.  These Trainees will be contacted directly by the South West Division office.

Submission

Expense claim forms will be issued by the South West Division office and should be returned along with receipts.

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