The title for the 2022 essay competition is: The Media: Friend or Foe to Old Age Psychiatry
It is well known that, for better or worse, traditional media and social media are powerful influencing tools over public attitudes, perceptions and knowledge. We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the media’s influence within Old Age Psychiatry including: How does the media portray older people and their mental health needs? What is the media’s direct impact on older people’s mental health? Does the media influence our practice in Old Age Psychiatry? Should we do more to utilise the power of the media as a tool for change and education?
Entries should be no more than 1,000 words long. We accept all forms of creative writing including essays, poetry and short stories.
We welcome submissions from everyone including Old Age Faculty Members, consultants, trainees and medical students.
Please submit your entries to: email@example.com
Deadline: no later than 5pm on Friday 28th January 2022.
Remember to include your name, address and preferred e-mail address when you submit your entry. There is a first place prize of £100, and £50 for the runner up! Winners will also have their essays published in the following edition of the Newsletter and will receive a day’s free registration at the RCPsych Old Age Faculty Conference in March 2022.
We are currently organising a fantastic line up of expert judges who will be very excited to read your entries!