Essay Prize 2020

The Council of the Balint Society awards a prize of £500 each year for the best essay on the Balint Group and the clinician-patient relationship.

Entry is open to all except for members of the Balint Society Council. The judges are members of the Balint Society Council and their decision is final. Entries will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Balint Society. The prizewinner will be announced at the Annual General Meeting.

Essays should be based on the writer’s personal experience and should not have been published previously. Length of essay is not critical. Where clinical histories are included the identity of the patients should be suitably concealed. All references should conform to the usual practice in medical journals.

Options for submission:

  • By post: 3 copies are required signed with a nom de plume and accompanied by a sealed envelope containing the writer’s identity and contact details. Please type on one side of A4 paper using size 12 font and double spacing.
  • By email: entries will be printed and anonymised before going to the judges. Please type using size 12 font and double spacing.

Entries must be received by 1st May 2020 and sent to: Ceri Dornan, 10 Raynham Avenue, Manchester M20 6BW or