PIF Australia essay competition
Held annually, the PIF Essay Competition allows eligible PIF members to explore and discuss a specified topic on psychiatry and/or mental health through a written essay.
Essay entries are limited to 1000-1500 words and judged by an assessment panel of RANZCP members according to clarity of expression and logical presentation of argument, along with demonstrated evidence and originality.
The winning essay receives A$1000 and is published in Australasian Psychiatry, with 2nd and 3rd place receiving A$500 and A$250 respectively.
2023 essay competition
Psychiatrists have a crucial role to promote the health of individual patients as well as advocating for mental health services more broadly. As health advocates, psychiatrists' partner with patients, their carers and other professionals to bring about improvements in the design and provision of mental health care.
The 2023 PIF Australian essay competition topic was – ‘A psychiatrist’s role in advocacy’.
The winners of this competition will be announced in February 2024.
For any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The RANZCP has received Australian Government funding under the Psychiatry Workforce Program to deliver this activity.
2023 PIF Essay Competition
Winners will be announced in February.