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Medical Student Essay Prize

Medical Student Essay Prize

Now open to students OUTSIDE the UK

Winner Prize: £500

Runner-up Prize: £250

A prize of £500 will be awarded for the best medical student essay on any aspect of encephalitis, which is an original piece of work, thought-provoking, comprehensible to a lay audience, and appropriate for publication on the Encephalitis Society website.  If there are sufficient quality submissions a runner-up prize of £250 will also be awarded. The winner and runner-up will be announced at the Society’s Professional Seminar meeting on the 4th December 2017, in London.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2017

Full information (Word Doc) (PDF)

For more information email mail@encephalitis.info 

Previous Winners

The Encephalitis Society annually provides opportunities for medical/neuropsychology students. You can view the previous winners below:

The winning essay for the 2015 competition can be viewed below: 

The 2015 Winning entry by Roshni Bhudia can be viewed here

The 2015 Runner Up entry by Mitchell Burden can be viewed here


The winning essay for the 2013 competition can be viewed below: 

The 2013 Winning entry can be viewed here

The 2013 Runner-up entry can viewed here


The winning essay for the 2012 competition can be viewed below: 

The 2012 Winning entry can be viewed here.

The 2012 Runner-up entry can be viewed here.


The winning essays for the 2011 competition can be viewed below:

The 2011 Winning entry can be viewed here.

The 2011 Runner-up entry can be viewed here


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