We are pleased to offer an annual prize of £150, through the kind generosity of the late Mr John Lawson FRCOG, for the best article on obstetric and/or gynaecological work carried out in Africa between the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer.
Mr John Lawson FRCOG was a former Director of Postgraduate Studies and Vice President of the College. He was also a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ibadan, Nigeria, and was well-renowned for his work in developing countries, particularly in Africa.
Eligibility and requirements
This award is open to Members and non-members of the RCOG.
The record of work can be submitted by way of an original manuscript, adequately referenced and written in a format comparable to that used for submission to a learned journal, or by means of a reprint of the published article.
A maximum of 2,000 words with a maximum of 10 references should be submitted. Applications that are over the word limit will be marked down.
You will be judged on the following criteria:
- General clinical relevance
- Presentation style
- Insight into clinical features of the case
- Knowledge of literature
- Quality of discussion
- Level of involvement
Closing date for applications
Please ensure you read the guidance on submitting your application before entering any of the awards.
2018 applications closed on Thursday 31 May 2018.
The winner will be notified in October 2018.