Call for nominations – ACAMH Awards 2020

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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.

As the ACAMH Awards enters its second year, the Association is pleased to announce three new
categories, in addition to those from the previous year. Awards and nomination criteria are listed below.

The Awards will be presented at an evening event at the Foundling Museum, London on Friday 9
October 2020, 6pm-9pm. Details will be announced closer to time.

Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of leading figures in the field along with ACAMH trustees and
Editors-in-Chief of our journals (JCPP and CAMH).

You can download a Nomination Form or complete a nomination online. Please note deadline for nominations is Thursday 30 April.

Check out the 2019 ACAMH Award Winners.

Awards and criteria

Eric Taylor ‘Translational Research into Practice’ Award
Nomination criteria: 1) A researcher or a research team who has published translational science (evidence base into practice) with evidence of impact on clinical service provision or 2) a clinician or clinical team that has implemented evidence base into clinical service with evidence of outcomes.
Apply online or download a Nomination Form

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.
Apply online or download a Nomination Form

Kathy Sylva ‘Rising Star’ Award
Nomination criteria: Open to any person who has made a significant scientific contribution to the child and adolescent mental health literature, within 10 years of their first peer reviewed journal publication.
Apply online or download a Nomination Form

Digital Innovation Award
Nomination criteria: 1) A researcher or a research team who has published the best paper on an Information/data/IT/digital topic relating to child and adolescent mental health or 2) a clinician or a team who has put evidence base into practice within the information/data/IT/digital fields within child and adolescent mental health. This could be use of information or technologies in the delivery of care or service design etc.
Apply online or download a Nomination Form

Lionel Hersov Memorial Award
Nomination criteria: A practice team that has 1) demonstrated the use of evidence base (research, audit or service evaluation) into clinical practice and 2) evaluated the outcome or measured either the clinical impact or demonstrated quality improvement (can be efficiencies of time, money or reduced ‘waste’).
Apply online or download a Nomination Form

Trainee of the Year Award
Nomination criteria: A trainee or student who has shown initiative or made a significant contribution to child and adolescent mental health in either 1) research or 2) evidence based clinical practice or 3) with ACAMH through publication(s) in JCPP, CAMH, The Bridge, website, development of CPD through events, e-learning, branch committee, special interest group or board membership.
Apply online or download a Nomination Form

Terms and conditions

  1. Each entry should not exceed the word limit specified.
  2. Completed entries should be sent by email to publications@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. The judges reserve the right to withhold any award should they feel the entries are below the required standard.
  7. The verdict of the judging panel is final.
  8. Entries may be based on activities undertaken from January 2019 to December 2019.
  9. All entries must include full name and valid contact details.
  10. Closing date is Thursday 30 April 2020 at 5pm

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