A prize of AU$2500 is offered for the essay of best literary merit which describes a meaningful event in the life of the doctor-author.


Closing Date:
5 pm, Monday September 5,  2022 (late entries will not be accepted).

The winner will be announced at the final session of the Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2022 on Saturday December 3 in Adelaide which the winner will be expected to attend at their own expense. The winner will read their essay to the audience and the prize essay will be published in the Australian Medical Association SA Branch, Medic SA online magazine.  Publication elsewhere will also be encouraged.


  • Please email your completed submission to prior to 5.00pm on the entry closing date.
  • Clearly state in the subject of the email that it is a literary prize entry.
  • Include your name, medical qualifications and current position or medical school attended and year of study, and contact details in the body of your email.
  • Ensure the body of your email also has the title of your entry.
  • Attach your submission as a Word document ( NO identifying information on the word document).
  • All entries must be in English, using a plain font such as Calibri or Times New Roman, 1.5 spaced, and with word count and numbered pages.
  • You will receive email confirmation that your entry has been received.  After judging, only short-listed entrants will be notified.