Jo Campling, who died in Summer 2006, was the publishing consultant and driving force behind the setting up of the journal Ethics and Social Welfare. She is remembered for her commitment to supporting new and young academics through their first publishing ventures, and her work in developing journals and book series in social work and social policy. These prizes are given in her memory.

THE PRIZE

The editorial board of the journal Ethics and Social Welfare is delighted to announce prizes for the best student essays on a theme relevant to ‘ethics and social welfare’. Each winner - one postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral students) and one undergraduate (Bachelors students) - will receive £150 and one year’s free personal print subscription to the journal. Two further prizes of £75 will also be given to the runner-up in each category. In addition, the winning essays, along with others judged appropriate, may be published in the ‘Ethical Issues in Practice’ section of the Journal.

WHO CAN ENTER?

The person submitting the essay must have been a full or part-time student in higher education for at least four months during the period January to September 2017. The competition is open to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in any discipline.

WHAT MUST THE ESSAY BE ABOUT?

The Essays must be on a theme of relevance to Ethics and Social Welfare which publishes articles concerned with the ethical issues surrounding social welfare practice and policy.  We particularly welcome reflective accounts of practice situations where ethical issues or dilemmas arose for the author (for example, a social work student undertaking fieldwork practice, a politics student undertaking student community action, a PG student negotiating research ethics); critical discussions of the ethical implications of a particular policy or practice (for example, welfare benefits for asylum seekers); or short philosophical analyses of key concepts of practical relevance (such as social justice, universal human rights, care or control). The essay may have been submitted as an assessed assignment, but it should not have been published elsewhere. The maximum word count is 3000 words (excluding the abstract and reference list).

HOW TO ENTER

The deadline for entries is 17.00 GMT on the 30th September 2017.

Entries should be emailed to ethicsandsocialwelfare@outlook.com

The essay should not include your name or any other information which might identify you as the author.

Please include a separate front sheet stating that the essay is being submitted for the ‘Jo Campling Memorial Prize’; include your name, contact details and a statement confirming that the essay is your own work. You should also include the dates during which you were a student, the name of the programme studied, the name of the higher education institution attended, and email contact details or a signature from a tutor to verify that you are or were a student on the programme.

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