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It’s the final week of the competition. Please submit your entries by midnight on Monday 31 August 2020.

Global Creative CompetitionMEdIC (Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre, Imperial College London) is proud to launch a first of its kind Global Creative Competition, bringing together our global community of medical students to submit creative responses to COVID-19.

We have all been uniquely affected by the pandemic at the same time in our living histories, and we hope this competition will provide a platform for medical students around the world to come together to reflect on their personal or professional experiences during this challenging time.

There will be two categories of entry: visual and literary and with a winner in each category receiving a top prize of 300GBP and two runners up in each category each being awarded 150GBP.

We are really honoured to have Professor Dame Parveen Kumar (Queen Mary University of London and Author of Kumar and Clark), Rosamund Lupton (Sunday Times Bestselling author), Nour Houbby (Medical student, Imperial College London), Professor Ashley Hall (Professor of Design Innovation, School of Design, Royal College of Art) and Dan Simpson (Poet in Residence, Imperial College London) to be our judges for the competition.

All participants will be invited to an online exhibition and the winners will be awarded their prizes at an online awards ceremony.

Who is eligible to enter?
Any student across the world currently studying medicine

What do I need to submit?
1. Title of your piece

2. Upload your work
Your creative response to COVID-19. Two broad categories of submissions are accepted:

  • Literary submissions: all entries must be no more than 300 words, e.g. a short story/poem/song (submit in .pdf or .docx format only)
  • Visual submissions: comics, photography, drawing, graphic design, sculpture (submit in .jpg, .tiff or .png format only. Min. dimensions 1080px x 1080px and max. file size 20 MB)

3. Reflective explanation of your submission – maximum 250 words outlining why you chose it and what it means to you personally and in your role as a future doctor
All written entries need to be submitted in English
When is the deadline for submission?
The deadline for submissions has now passed
When is the prize giving – will I need to attend in person?
The prize giving will be held virtually, it is likely to be held in the Autumn and we will confirm the exact date nearer the time

What are the terms and conditions of entry?
Please click here to read the full terms and conditions before submitting your entry