Insight Student Writing Competition 2021

Enter by 31 August for your chance to be published and win cash prizes

Published: 03 August 2021 Students

Make the most of your work as a student radiographer by entering the annual Insight Student Writing Competition - with cash prizes!

Insight is the official CPD publication of the Society and College of Radiographers (formerly Imaging & Therapy Practice ). We aim to provide an opportunity for radiographers to write about professional and educational subjects that have a direct bearing on their clinical role, sharing information, ideas and CPD opportunities relevant to the science and practice of diagnostic radiography and therapeutic radiography.

Who can enter?

Entries can be submitted by a student or recently qualified radiographer, or on their behalf by Higher Education Institutions. The work must have been completed while a pre-registration radiography student.

The winning authors will see their work featured in a special student edition of Insight magazine in November.

Staff from HEIs may submit up to four papers on behalf of their students and act as the corresponding author.

Due to the pandemic, the competition did not run in 2020 so we will be accepting work from the academic year 2019/2020.

How does it work?

Email your articles to [email protected] by midnight on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Insight Editorial Board in September and the highest scoring papers published in November. Some revisions to papers may be requested prior to publication.

Please include a mobile phone number when submitting in case we need to contact you quickly regarding your entry.

Submitting your entry

We are keeping the rules as straightforward as possible. Simply send us a piece of written work that was submitted as part of your radiography course, following these basic guidelines:

  • References should be presented in the Vancouver style, numerically in the text in the order they first appear, and listed at the end of the article in the same order.
  • The article should be clearly structured, with subheadings where relevant, and the word count of the main text body averagely around 2,000 - 2,500 words.
  • Charts and tables should be submitted as editable text and not in image formats.
  • Illustrations, figures and images should be submitted as separate high resolution files (about 1mb each in size). They should be referenced in the main text where they would appear on publication with the relevant captions. Figures should be numbered consecutively as they first appear (eg Figure 1, Figure 2 etc) and the corresponding files should be named accordingly.
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Although cases used in any publication will be anonymised, GDPR requires consent for the use of clinical details and images prior to publication. There are specific requirements for gaining consent and it is advisable to contact your own Information Governance department, for advice on the process to be followed within your own organisation.

If you have any queries, please email the editor at [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your entries!