Under-graduate Essay Competition


Louise Brearley Messer ANZSPD Under-graduate Essay Competition

TOPIC: 2023. Avulsion – should we replant teeth in the growing child? (Discuss the prognossis and treatment considerations involved in decision making).

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all dental under-graduates or students enrolled in a graduate program leading to the student’s first dental degree and who are enrolled in an Australian or New Zealand dental school.

PRIZE: A prize of AU$1,500.00 (or equivalent in New Zealand dollars). The prize winning Essay will be published in “Synopses”, the newsletter of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Inc.

DEADLINE: Friday 20th October 2023

SUBMISSION: Essays to be submitted by email to the Federal Secretary of ANZSPD (Inc.) fed.secretary@anzspd.org.au.

Receipt of your entry will be acknowledged by return email. If a receipt email is not received, please send a further email to fed.secretary@anzspd.org.au and/or carmell@westnet.com.au.

General Conditions and Notes

Essays should be initially submitted to the appropriate undergraduate or postgraduate course coordinator as a word processing document in one of the following formats (doc, docx, rtf).

The course coordinator will submit the best undergraduate essay, and all suitable postgraduate essays from their Dental School as email attachments to the Federal Secretary via email, with a note of support

Essays, which are to be submitted by email, must not exceed 3,000 words with a maximum of 50 references. Essays must only be the work of individual candidates. Bibliographic style should follow that of the Australian Dental Journal. They should be typewritten and double spaced.

No names or identifying marks should appear within the essays. The candidate’s name, home address, email address and University name should appear on a separate page to the remainder of the essay.

Essays will be coded for anonymity and sent to two judges. The two judges will be appointed by the Federal Council of ANZSPD Inc. The decision of the judges will be final.

The deadline for the submission of Essays is Friday 20th October 2023.

The winner will be announced by Monday, 21st December 2020. All participants will be advised of the result by mail or email.

As mentioned in the notice of the competition, the prize winner will be expected to have their winning essay published in the newsletter of ANZSPD Inc., “Synopses”.

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