2022 ACAMH Awards – call for nominations

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4th Annual ACAMH Awards virtual ceremony
The ACAMH Awards aim to recognise high quality work in evidence-based science, both in publication and practice, in the field of child and adolescent mental health. Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of leading figures in the field, along with ACAMH trustees and the Editors-in-Chief of our journals (JCPP, JCPP Advances and CAMH). The awards will be presented at an online ceremony on Friday 4 November 2022. Details will be announced closer to the time.

You can complete the nomination form as a pdf or onlineThe criteria for each award is listed below together with the individual nomination form for the individual award that can be completed online and a link to a pdf with all the awards. Submitting any of these is valid and you only have to complete one form.

If you are completing the form online, please be aware that the form cannot be saved or revisited at a later date. Before starting the nomination form, please have all necessary information to hand, including your 800 word supporting statement of the nominee.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 30th May 17:00 UK time

If you have any questions or make an error with your form, please email: hannah.moore@acamh.org

Take a look at the winners of the 2021 ACAMH Awards.

Awards and criteria

David Cottrell ‘Education of CAMH Professionals’ Award

Nomination criteria
An educator who has had a significant impact upon the education or training of child and adolescent mental health professionals, about topics related to child and adolescent mental health. This is open to all disciplines, but training/education must relate to children’s mental health. Nominations will be judged on the criteria stated below and nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required information

  1. Description of regular, sustained teaching of child and adolescent mental health professionals about topics related to child and adolescent mental health.
  2. Evidence of evaluation of own teaching including the collection of, and response to, learner feedback.
  3. Evidence of dissemination of education activities through presentations, workshops, or publications.

Apply online or download pdf

Eric Taylor ‘Translational Research Into Practice’ Award

Nomination Criteria
An individual with a sustained contribution to translating research into practice over a number of years, whose work involves both research, and either clinical or educational involvement in practice. And/or A researcher or clinician who has published translational science (evidence base into practice) with evidence of impact on clinical service provision. This could involve the establishment of new interventions, or improvement of existing ones, with evidence of impact on clinical service provision. Nominations will be judged on the criteria stated below and nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required information

  1. A link to a key published paper- No more than three other papers may be submitted in support.
  2. An assessment of the sustained body of work/impact on health or education service.
  3. Evidence of Impact.
  4. Answer to the question: Why now?

Apply online or download pdf

Digital Innovation Award for Best Research on Digital Impact

Nomination Criteria
A researcher who has published the best paper on an information/data/IT/digital topic relating to child and adolescent mental health, which can include online assessment innovations. Nominations will be judged on the criteria stated below and nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required information

  1. Full list of publications.
  2. A description of the paper and its merits.

Apply online or download pdf

Digital Innovation Award for Best Digital Intervention

Nomination Criteria
A clinician who has put evidence base into practice within the information/data/IT/digital fields of child and adolescent mental health. This could be the use of information or technologies in the delivery of care or service design etc. Nominations will be judged on the criteria stated below and nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required information

  1. Full list of publications.
  2. Evidence of use of information/ technology in delivery of care.

Apply online or download pdf

Lionel Hersov Memorial Award

Please note – This is a team award and only teams can be nominated, self-nominations allowed.
Nomination Criteria
A practice team that has demonstrated the use of evidence base (research, audit or service evaluation) into clinical practice. A team that has evaluated the outcome or measures of either the clinical impact or demonstrated quality improvement (can be efficiencies of time, money or reduced ‘waste’). The nominations will be accepted from researchers, investigators, clinicians, and educationalists against the following criteria and nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required Information

  1. Evidence of demonstrable and sustained outcomes over a period of time exceeding at least a year.
  2. Explanation of value to the community.
  3. Demonstration of applicability.
  4. List of all team members.

Apply online or download pdf

Kathy Sylva ‘Rising Star’ Award

Nomination Criteria
Open to any person who has made a significant scientific contribution to child and adolescent mental health literature, within ten years of their first peer reviewed journal publication. Nominations will be judged on the criteria stated below and must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required information

  1. Number of journal articles.
  2. Number of citations on Google Scholar.
  3. H index on Google Scholar.
  4. Full List of publications.
  5. Full 1-page CV.

Apply online or download pdf

Research Trainee of the Year Award

Nomination Criteria
A trainee or student who is less than two years post PhD who has shown initiative or made a significant contribution to child and adolescent mental health. Nominations will be judged on the criteria stated below and nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required Information

  1. List of relevant publications demonstrating academic potential.
  2. Any examples of oral/poster presentations at regional, national, or international conferences.
  3. Grant income.

Apply online or download pdf

Postgraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year Award

Nomination Criteria
Open to any individual undertaking postgraduate training as a practitioner working with children in relation to mental health from any background (e.g. clinical psychology, educational psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry). This could include teaching- for example an individual undertaking an MEd who is able to demonstrate a clear commitment to evidence-based clinical practice. Nominations will be judged on the criteria stated below and nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required information

  1. Demonstrable involvement in academic work by reviewing papers for ACAMH or through Publons.
  2. Information on involvement in training /advocating for evidence-based practice (i.e. quality improvement).
  3. Demonstrable involvement in publications through research or audit (through publications).

Apply online or download pdf

Undergraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year Award

Please note – Self-nominations allowed
Nomination Criteria
Open to individuals undertaking their first qualification as a practitioner working with children in relation to mental health. Individuals can be from any background (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physio) and should demonstrates a clear commitment to evidence-based clinical practice. Nominations must include all of the listed criteria if they wish their nominee to be successful.

Required information

  1. Evidence of involvement in training/advocating for evidence-based practice (i.e. quality improvement).
  2. Evidence of involvement in research or audit (through publications).
  3. Letters from supervisors or feedback from courses.
  4. Full list of publications.

Apply online or download pdf

Nomination Form

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Terms and conditions

  1. Each entry should not exceed the word limit specified and must address the required information for the award.
  2. Completed entries should be sent by email to hannah.moore@acamh.org
  3. All nominations and information supplied in the supporting material will be treated as confidential.
  4. Details of the Awards event will follow in due course.
  5. Please note the nominee must have given their permission to be nominated prior to the entry being submitted.
  6. A person can be nominated for several categories.
  7. Multiple nominations DO NOT carry more weight. If there is more than one nomination for the same person (for the same award), only the first nomination submitted will be considered.
  8. The judges reserve the right to withhold any award should they feel the entries are below the required standard.
  9. The verdict of the judging panel is final.
  10. Entries may be based on activities undertaken in the last three years.
  11. All entries must include full name and valid contact details.
  12. Closing date for nominations is Monday 30 May 17:00 UK time.

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