July 27, 2021

Section of Medical Humanities Writing and Visual Arts Awards

The Section of Medical Humanities is soliciting submissions for its fourteenth annual Writing Awards. Eligible pieces are creative, not scientific, works related to emergency medicine published in print or online between September 2020 and August 2021. Word count limit is 2500. Blog entries will only be eligible if reconfigured and submitted as an independently publishable piece of creative writing. Self-nominations or nominations of another ACEP member’s writing are both welcome. Poetry and prose will be considered in separate categories. Limit 2 pieces per person.

The Section of Medical Humanities is also soliciting submissions for its eighth annual Visual Arts Award. This is an opportunity for artists to show off their paintings, photography, etc. Submit a digital image or file of the visual art (photograph, sculpture, textile, pottery, painting, etc). Limit 2 pieces per person.

Submissions for both awards are accepted from any member of ACEP or affiliated organization (EMRA, SEMPA). Submissions will be voted on by the members of the Section of Medical Humanities.

Nominations should be emailed to Tracy Napper before September 13, 2021. Submissions will be blinded before being sent to the judging panel.

The winning pieces will be announced at the section meeting at ACEP21. With the owner’s permission, submissions will also be featured in the Heart of EM (virtual) gallery at ACEP21.