Professionals

BSPD National Undergraduate Poster Prize

Value of award:
£100

Aim of prize:
The aim of this prize is to reward undergraduate students who have recently completed clinical, research or project work in paediatric dentistry.

Entry criteria:
This competition is open to all dental and dental care professionals’ undergraduate students who are registered as a student at the time of abstract submission. Students are expected to seek guidance of their supervisors/tutors prior to submitting their abstracts and must provide a letter from their supervisor confirming their undergraduate status, outlining that the undergraduate undertook the project with supervision and met all requirements for permissions including ethical approval where appropriate.  There are governance issues around publishing case reports and clinical governance projects and therefore supervisors’ approval is essential to ensure compliance to the abstract submission guidelines.

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)/Teachers’ branch committee (mark sheet) and up to ten entries, which best meet the entry criteria and standards, will be invited to present orally at the annual Teachers’ branch study day (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

Participants will be required to be available at their poster during poster viewing sessions and judges may ask questions.

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