Student Essay Competition – Submit your Entry Today!!

To mark its 30th anniversary, Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland is launching an annual international essay writing competition for students. The competition is intended for all students of medicine, psychology, nursing, psychotherapy and social work.

Focusing on Addiction

Entrants can choose from 3 different essay questions on an aspect of addiction, and essays should be not more than 3000 words. Essays should be academic papers including references, and may rely on personal experiences, objective opinions or a general outlook.

The three essay questions are:

  • Is addiction to a drug a brain disease?
  • What is the role of psychotherapy in realising and sustaining recovery from addiction?
  • ‘Society holds the solution to addiction because social problems are the main cause.’  Discuss.

Winning Prizes

The award for 1st prize is £1,000, and there will be up to 5 runner-up prizes of £250.  Additional notable submissions will receive a written commendation.

Closing date

Submissions will be accepted until Midnight on the 30th of December 2018.

For further details on how to enter and specific rules for the competition, please click here

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