Prizes and bursaries in the south west

There’s a range of great prizes and bursaries which Members in the south west can apply for.

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 currently closed for submissions 

2018 winner

Dr Tiff Earle

Summary

Design a poster to display at the Spring or Autumn Biannual Meeting and submit an abstract which will be published in the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

It can be about any aspect of psychiatry, e.g. a piece of research being undertaken, a new research project about to start, or an audit.

The number of posters is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Those considered for the award will be expected to stand by their poster during judging on the day.

Who can enter

It’s open to all Trainees and Specialist Associates working within the South West Division who are members/affiliates of the Royal College of Psychaitrists.

Prizes

£150 will be awarded to the winner and to the presentation demonstrating greatest innovation.

Further prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

How to enter

The prize is now open for submissions and will close on Friday 29 March.

Entry form and guidelines (pdf)

Prize winners Autumn 2018 

Dr Kim Humby, Dr Clara Martinez Clavera and Dr Liz Ewins 

Summary

Submit a poster and an abstract on any aspect of psychiatry to the Spring or Autumn Biannual Meeting.

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

Those considered for the award will be offered a free place at the Biannual Meeting and will be expected to stand by their poster during judging on the day.

Who can enter?

All Foundation Year Doctors and Medical Students who are members or Student Associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and are working or studying in the South West Division on the closing date.

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 open for submissions and will close on Friday 29 March 2019.

Entry form and guidelines (pdf)

Prize winner Spring 2018 

Dr Samuel Saliu 

Summary

Write a poem with a mental health theme to win. Your poem must not have been published previously. This annual prize is presented at the Spring Biannual Meeting.

Who can enter

Anyone connected with mental health.

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 now open for entries and will close on Friday 29 March 2019

Entry form and guidelines (pdf)

Leaflet (pdf)

Prize winners Spring 2018 

First Prize - Benzo Lullaby by Rosalind Bizley

Second Prize - I never knew by Elinor Webb

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 now open for submissions and will close on Friday 29 March 2019.  

Entry form and regulations (pdf)

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 now open for submissions and will close on 29 March 2019.

Entry form and guidelines (pdf)

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 will reopen for submissions in Summer 2019

Prize Winner 2018 

Dr Ralphy Kenchington

We offer up to 10 bursaries for South West medical students to present a poster at the South West Spring Biannual Meeting, which is usually held in Devon in May.

Award

Bursaries include registration fee and travel expenses.

Frequency

Annual.

Who can apply

Medical Students who have entered the Dr Stephen Dinniss Foundation and Medical Student Poster Prize, who are Student 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 up to 10 bursaries for South West medical students to present a poster at the South West Autumn Biannual Meeting, which is usually held in Bristol in November.

Award

Bursaries include registration fee and travel expenses.

Frequency

Annual.

Who can apply

Medical Students who have entered the Dr Stephen Dinniss Foundation and Medical Student Poster Prize, who are Student 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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