Greg Judkins Prize for Reflective Poetry - entries open!

College news
30 June 2017

Annual poetry competition for registrars

In honour of Dr Greg Judkins, who for more than 30 years has encouraged registrars to use poetry as a medium to reflect on their practice, the College is proud to present the Greg Judkins Prize for Reflective Poetry.

The theme for this year's competition is: the poem I discovered hidden inside a patient.

Registrars can enter in two categories:

  • Haiku
    Three short, non-rhyming lines
  • Longer poems
    Rhyming or non-rhyming verse, to a maximum of 30 lines

​Send your entries to awards@rnzcgp.org.nz before 7 July 2017.

Rules

1. Entry is limited to registrars (GPEP1 or GPEP2/3) who are Members of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners during the competition period.

2. Poems submitted must be original, entirely the work of the entrant and not previously published anywhere.

3. Only poems submitted in the form described in the competition publicity are eligible for judging.

4. Only poems received by the notified closing date and time to the address given in the competition publicity are eligible for judging.

5. The judges will award two prizes, one for a Haiku and one for a longer poem.

6. By entering the competition, entrants agree to the winning poem being read aloud as part of the prize ceremony.

7. The winner will be announced during The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners’ annual Conference for General Practice

8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.