Entries are invited for a prize for a student essay or case report related to acquired aphasia. The prize will be awarded for the essay/case report which meets the conditions of entry given below and which, in the opinion of the judges, is the best submitted entry. The British Aphasiology Society reserves the right not to make an award should an essay/case report of sufficient merit not be submitted.
The British Aphasiology Society Student Essay/Case Report Prize shall be of the value of £150. The prize will be divided on the basis of £100 to the winning student and £50 to the educational establishment where he/she was registered at the time of completing the essay/case report. The academic establishment must spend their portion of the prize money on books or materials which will enhance or promote students' interest in aphasia.
Judges will be appointed by the committee of the British Aphasiology Society. The decision of the judges will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the judgement. The winner will be notified by post and his/her name will be announced in the British Aphasiology Society newsletter, website and social media (with permission).
Conditions of Entry
1. The essay or case report must be related to acquired aphasia (acquired neurogenic disorder of language without restriction of age). A broad interpretation of “aphasia” may be used e.g. the topic may be taken to include language disorder acquired through progressive neurological disease (though not disorders restricted to motor speech production or developmental aphasia).
2. The submission shall be an essay or case report completed as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate course (Masters level).
3. Essays/Case reports should be submitted in the form required for their course, including the word limit set by the institution.
4. Submissions should be entirely anonymous for marking purposes. The student’s name and university (including other recognisable details such as module codes) should not be identifiable on the submitted essay/case report. Particular attention must be paid to Appendices which may disclose the institution or student’s name. These should be removed. The British Aphasiology Society reserve the right to disqualify an essay/case report if it is not suitably anonymised.
5. Confidentiality must be respected at all times. No information should be included which might on its own or together with other information enable a client to be identified.
6. Individual institutions may submit more than one piece of work for either prize.
7. We request the essay should besubmitted electronicallyto firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Friday 21th July 2017. The work must be accompanied by a completed British Aphasiology Society Student Essay/Case Report Prize application form (overleaf).
8. The British Aphasiology Society reserves the right to keep the electronic copy of all prize winning essays/case reports, and to display them on appropriate occasions. British Aphasiology Society members will also be able to borrow copies of the prize winning essays/case reports for limited periods.
PLEASE NOTE: LATE ENTRIES OR ENTRIES NOT PRESENTED IN THE PRESCRIBED FORM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR JUDGEMENT Good luck to all entrants!