The 2020 HealthWatch student prize competition for critical appraisal of clinical research protocols is open! Starting now… you have three months to write, refine and perfect your entry, but don't leave it until the last minute!
There are two first prizes of £500 each, one for medical and dental students and one for students of nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine. Up to five runner-up prizes of £100 will be awarded in each class. Prize winners will be invited to attend the HealthWatch Annual General Meeting in October to receive their prizes.
How to enter
The competition consists of four hypothetical research protocols: your task is to rank the protocols in order from that most likely to provide a reliable answer to the stated aims of the trial to that least likely to do so. You then have to explain your ranking in no more than 600 words.
Please pass on to any students, organisations, colleges, universities, etc you think might be interested.
Your entry must be submitted before 23:59 BST on Thursday 30 April 2020. Entries received after that time will not be considered. Find out more and enter here. The full terms and conditions, with the competition protocols for you to read, can be found here.
Free student membership
Whether you enter the competition or not, if you are a full-time student, please consider taking advantage of our offer of free Student Membership of HealthWatch.