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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Art or essay about Indigenous health sought for Dr Ross Ingram prize

Date posted: 11 July 2012

The Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Prize is for an outstanding essay or artwork on Indigenous health by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Closing date: 6th of August 2012

The prize: $2000 is awarded in each category (essay and artwork), and winning entries are published in the Medical journal of Australia (MJA). Other entries of high merit may also be published.

How to enter: The competition is open to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is working, researching or training in a health-related field. Entries should present original and positive ideas aimed at promoting health gains and health equity for Australia's Indigenous peoples. Send entries to

Essays should be no more than 2000 words long.

Artworks should be submitted as a digital photograph, with a brief description of the message that the artwork is conveying. Send as a tiff or jpeg file format at 300 dpi (minimum width 9 cm).

Real insights and solutions come from within, not from without.

Judging process: A panel, including external experts and MJA editorial staff, will judge finalist entries, and judges will be blinded to the identities of the authors.

Before entering the competition, the organisers have requested that entrants take a moment to read about Dr Ross Ingram on the competition website (see link below).




Last updated: 11 July 2012
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