Results for the JPMS International Writing Contest 2013
As promised in 2012, the JPMS International Writing Contest returned in 2013 to receive a wonderful response both in terms of the number of submissions and website views. We are pleased to acknowledge that the number of submissions surpassed our expectations, just as it had in 2012 and hence the deadline of the contest was extended . We received submissions from Pakistan, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and several other countries around the globe.
A total of 75 blogs were published under different themes categorized as Challenges in Global Health/Public Health, Future of Medicine, Classic Papers in Medicine Literature, Medics and Print/Electronic Media, Social Media and Doctors, Medical Education, Evidence Based Medicine, Learning from Medical Errors, Becoming Better Doctors, and Lifestyle of a Doctor.
Of these 75 blogs published in the contest, our dedicated editors short listed a total of 25 entries for the scoring by the honorable judges. The shortlisting was based on the the rules and regulations of the contest where web statistics (as per Google analytics and WordPress) as well as the quality of content, clarity of voice and writing style was scored. The criteria used by our honorable judges to select the Top Ten entries was Originality and innovation, Quality of content, Focus and clarity, Organized, fluid writing style, Authenticity, strength and distinctness of voice. The scores given by the judges were totaled and the mean was used to select the final three winning entries. Based on the above mentioned process, the top ten contestants and the winning entries are as follows:
Congratulations to all those who made it to the Top Ten!
The top ten entries will be sent certificates and the top 3 contestants will also receive a cash prize each, as a token of appreciation. The contestants will be contacted via email within a fortnight about the details.
First position: Human Mind: The Greatest Mystery
Second position: Medical School: At Crossroads with Life
Third position: Implication of Social Media in Healthcare Practice
We are thankful to all the contestants for their participation, and to the audience for their viewership and support for JPMS Medical Blogs, which made this event a success. We are also thankful to the honorable judges for their valuable time. With hopes of making even greater contributions to matters of note in medicine, we will be back next year with the JPMS International Medical Writing Contest 2014.