Results for the JPMS International Writing Contest 2014
Upholding tradition, the JPMS International Writing Contest returned in 2014 to receive another round of wonderful responses from our cherished readers. We are pleased to acknowledge that as had been the case with contests in 2012 and 2013, the number of submissions and website views surpassed our expectations, and hence the deadline of the contest was extended. We received submissions from Pakistan, India, United Kingdom, USA, India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, and various other countries around the globe.
Of all the blogs published under different themes categorized as Challenges in Global Health/Public Health, Classic Papers in Medicine Literature, Medics and Print/Electronic Media, Social Media and Doctors, Medical Education, Evidence Based Medicine, Medical Students and Topics Related to Internal Medicine/General Surgery and Sub-specialities, 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: The Storybook Called “Hospital”: A Glimpse into How Life Unfolds
Second position: Children with Autism – Trapped in a Different, Misunderstood World
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 2015.