Roger Bacon Biography Award for Medical Students
Rules concerning entry:
side of A4, double-spaced, two copies
to 5000 words, or 20 pages of A4
biography of any person famous or not, family is acceptable. Medical or
non-medical, though the character should offer some features of medical
the biography is of a ‘living person’ their written assent must accompany
clarity and quality of the use of English in the presentation will be
taken into consideration when judged.
Society of Medical Writers reserves the right not to make an award in any
one year if the required standard is adjudged not to have been met.
shall be no correspondence after the selection of the prize-winner.
copyright remains with the author, but each prize-winner will be requested
to supply an electronic copy which will be retained by the Society of
winner will receive a cheque for £200.00 and a certificate.
email scripts will be accepted, i.e. Hard-copy only.
synopsis should be enclosed with each entry.
closing date for the award is 1st December of the year in
winner is entitled to free membership of the Society of Medical Writers
until training ends. All entrants may apply for free membership for up to
stamped, addressed envelope should be enclosed if acknowledgement of entry
entry forms are obtainable from the Society of Medical Writers Competition
Secretary, Dr Moira Brimacombe. 10 Broad Elms Lane, SHEFFIELD
S11 9RQ tel:
0114 236 5106
will be two judges, one from the Society and one external.
judges’ decision is final.
home address must be included in the entry form for receiving the prize
runner-up will receive a certificate and special mention, chosen from the
short list sent up for the prize
Click here for the entry form
Click here to see the Society's
overall competition rules