The Student Voice Prize
Prizes for 2023
Whether you’re looking to earn some extra cash or wish to see your name in one of the world’s most widely read publications, this competition is for you!
Did we mention the all-travel-expenses paid trip?
Check out the list of 2023 Prizes now!
Get Published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
The overall winner of The Student Voice Prize 2023 will have their essay published in its entirety in the world-renowned Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases!
How world-renowned is the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases?
Past SVP winners’ published essays have been viewed over 27,032 times with 107 citations between them!
Be Featured on BioMed Central’s Blogs
A number of the past runner up essays have been featured on BioMed Central’s “On Biology” and “On Medicine” blogs. Runner-up essays are shortened to fit a blog format, but your name and message will still be in print, ready to impress your friends and potential employers.
If you happen to be one of the runner-ups, don’t worry you’ll take home £150!
Attend & Speak at Scientific Conferences
Since The Student Voice Prize 2023 is an international essay competition, we’ll pay for you to attend our conferences FREE of charge.
What’s better than an all-travel-expense paid trip
Membership of The Royal Society of Medicine
Non-native English speaker shortlist
We introduced a non-native English-speaking shortlist in 2022 and are bringing it back for the 2023 competition!
Rare disease communities must collaborate across borders to achieve change in their field and cannot be limited to one single country or location. To reflect this, the Student Voice Prize always has been and continues to be an international essay competition, with entries not confined to the borders of the UK or solely English-speaking countries.
NB: Essays in this category are still considered for winning and runner up positions as well as for inclusion on the shortlist.
Looking for more reasons to get involved this year?
We hope you can see that The Student Voice Prize is much more than just a competition. It has proven to be a gateway for many medical students, nurses and scientists who want to engage with patients from across the medical spectrum, particularly in rare diseases.
This is your chance to become an advocate for a large, but poorly represented community and help make a real difference in the lives of rare disease patients and their families.
The Student Voice Prize can take you and your career further than you think, so apply today to see how far it can take you in 2023 and beyond!