The Great IPEM Short Story competition!

TWO IPEM members had a great idea: why not tap into members’ writing skills to create stories that can be used for outreach with children?

So now IPEM is looking for all you creative writers out there to pen a short story on medical physics or clinical engineering aimed at children for a new competition!

Let your creative juices run wild and produce an original story of up to 1,000 words featuring some element of your scientific work or experience.

The competition is open to all IPEM members and there are two categories to enter, a story aimed at children under the age of 11 and those aged 11 to 16.

The competition was the idea of IPEM Trustee and Fellow Dr Anna Barnes and IPEM Fellow Jo Young, who thought it would be a great way to engage young people about medical physics and clinical engineering.

The winning entry in each category, as decided by a panel of judges (which will include a professional writer and children from each age category), will be published in the December 2019 edition of Scope and on the IPEM website. In addition, up to six stories in each category will also be published on the IPEM website. These featured stories will all be made available to our outreach volunteers to use in schools or other outreach events.

Professor Mark Tooley, IPEM President, said: ‘This is an excellent idea and it really is a great way to engage with a young audience about what our members do.

‘I’m looking forward to reading the winning entries and I am sure they will be put to great use by all of our outreach volunteers.’

So, what are you waiting for? Put your thinking cap on and get writing for the Great IPEM Short Story competition!

Send your entries, marked "Short Story Competition – under 11", or "Short Story Competition – 11 to 16", to communications@ipem.ac.uk by no later than 30 June.  Full terms and conditions for the competition can be found here.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2019,
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