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Praxis Editorial Award

One of BJPsych Bulletin’s core aims is to be of educational value to psychiatry trainees and psychiatrists. The journal has established this prize to engage trainees and highlight Praxis, the trainees’ section launched in 2019.


The winning article will be published in the Praxis section of BJPsych Bulletin.



Who can enter

Single authors only (no multiple authorship allowed). We encourage entries from medical students and all non-consultant grade doctors, including Specialty Doctors and Associate Specialists (SAS), Foundation, Core and Higher Trainees.

  1. Eligible trainees are invited to submit an editorial (opinion type piece) on a specific topic. The topic will be announced each year.
  2. The article should be the candidate’s own work (single author only) and must not have been published elsewhere.
  3. The article should be between 1000 – 1500 words, and should be written in an editorial or essay style. There should be no more than 10 references (in Vancouver style). Please include an unstructured summary of no more than 100 words, and author details for publication: name, current post and affiliation, and an email address. We encourage authors to think creatively but articles should include opinion informed by existing literature.
  4. This prize is judged by a panel, however the article itself will not be peer-reviewed.
  5. No prize will be awarded, at the discretion of the judges, if a sufficient standard is not reached.
  6. The prize will be awarded annually at the RCPsych Congress.
  7. Entries should be sent by email.  Please include in the body of your email your name, current post and affiliation, and contact details.
Closing date

The topic for 2019 is “A day in the life of a psychiatrist in 2050”

The winning entry will be published in 2020. Please send us your entry by 30 November 2019! Entries via email to

Read more about the Praxis section here.