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John Henahan Writing Prize


Entries are now being invited for the 2017 John Henahan Writing Prize. The prize is named in honour of John Henahan, who edited EuroTimes, the official news magazine of the ESCRS, from 1996 to 2001.

The topic for the essay is ‘How does commercial interest affect my career?’

The judges will draw up an initial shortlist of the five best essays submitted and will then decide on 
the winning essay. The shortlisted essays and the winning essay will be published in EuroTimes.

The competition is open to ophthalmologists who are members of the ESCRS and aged 40 years or under on 1 January 2017. The winner of the prize will receive a €1,000 travel bursary to the XXXV Congress of the ESCRS in Lisbon, Portugal, and will be presented with a specially-commissioned trophy during the ESCRS Video Competition Awards ceremony.

The essays will be judged by Thomas Kohnen, chairman ESCRS Publications Committee; Emanuel Rosen, chief medical editor EuroTimes; Jose Guell, former president ESCRS; Oliver Findl, chairman ESCRS Young Ophthalmologists Committee; Sean Henahan, editor EuroTimes; Paul McGinn, editor EuroTimes; and Robert Henahan, contributing editor EuroTimes.

The punctuation, syntax and grammar in the essay should reflect the high standard of material published in EuroTimes.

Entries should be 900 words in length and should be sent to Colin Kerr, EuroTimes Executive Editor, in Microsoft Word document format to:

Closing date for entries is Friday 31 March 2017.