BSPD Poster Prize

Value of award:

Aim of prize:

N.B. Due to the BSPD conference being held virtually in 2021, the arrangements for prizes have been altered from the usual approach outlined below. For 2021, please check the BSPD conference website for specific information.

The aim of this prize is to reward recently completed clinical, research or project work in paediatric dentistry.

Entry Criteria:

This competition is open to BSPD members and seeks entries from non-consultant grade (or equivalent) clinicians.

Submission and judging:
Entry is by submitting an abstract via the conference abstract submission portal which usually opens in Autumn of the year preceding the conference with a deadline of 31st March of the conference year.

The online abstract submission system is a simple step by step process and will ask you to input the

following details:
•   Title of the abstract (word limit is 12)
•   Name, affiliation, and job title of presenting author and co-author(s)
•   Abstract text (word limit is 250, excluding Title, Authors and Affiliations). Authors should select the most appropriate category from the below and use the headings:

Research Abstract:
Use the following headings in your abstract as appropriate:
-   Background
-   Aim
-   Method
-   Results
-   Conclusion
-   Name of any funding body, if applicable

Clinical Case Abstract:
Use the following subtitles in your abstract as appropriate:
-   Background
-   Presenting problem
-   Clinical management
-   Discussion
-   Name of any funding body, if applicable

Clinical Governance Abstract:
Use the following subtitles in your abstract as appropriate:
-   Background
-   Aim
-   Standards (if audit) or Objectives
-   Method
-   Results
-   Discussion/Recommendations/action plan (as appropriate)
-   Conclusion
-   Name of any funding body, if applicable

•   Graphs and tables may not be included in the abstract.
•   Upload Mentor letter if undergraduate prize entrant

Abstracts will initially be appraised by the Conference Abstract and Prize Committee (CAPC) (mark sheet) and up to six entries, which best meet the entry criteria and standards, will be invited to present orally at the annual scientific meeting (mark sheet). Applicants who are not selected for this prize will be invited to present their work in the non-prize poster category at the conference.

Guidance for the production of posters is:
•   Maximum poster size is A0 (0.84 x 1.19m) (portrait orientation)
•   Keep text to a minimum
•   Ensure any text is in large font
•   Use graphs, charts, and/or tables
•   Ensure contents have a logical flow
•   Make it colourful

Finalists will give a 3-minute oral presentation, standing next to their poster at the designated time.
This will be followed by two minutes of questions.

Finalists’ abstracts will be published by Wiley in The International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.