Fourth Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition

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We invite you to submit an essay of no more than 1,600 words in length by March 31, 2016, for the Fourth Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition.
The winners will receive prizes of $1,500 and selected participants will have their articles published in Hektoen International.

»For the military prize, suggested topics may include any military related subject
»For the general prize, suggested topics may include medical related subject

Hektoen International

Military Prize —$1,500
General Prize—$1,500

March 31, 2016

»The contest is open to participants 18 years or older.
»Articles must be unpublished, original work that relates medicine to the humanities and no more than 1,600 words in length.
»For multiple author articles, only one person should submit the entry and communicate with the editors.
»Entries should be no longer than 1,600 words.
»Articles may include images.
»Contest submissions should be sent to
by March 31, 2016.
»Submissions will be read by the editors and contest judges for Hektoen International.
»The winners of the contest will be announced by email around June 1, 2016.
»The winning articles will be published in the summer 2016 issue of Hektoen International.
»Participants should certify that their work is original and that they have copyright ownership and permission to use any images submitted. Each submission should include:

»A cover page with:
1. Author(s) names, titles/degrees, professional affiliation, and location (as you would like it listed in the journal)
2. A biography no longer than 100 words
3. The author’s contact information

»Article text with:
1. The title and page numbers in the document header
2. The full text of the article in Times New Roman, size 12, and double-spaced. Please format in Chicago style or AMA style
3. References for quoted and cited material formatted in Chicago style or AMA style, with the endnotes in numerical order

»Please save the submission as a Word document by the author’s last name followed by the title (or abbreviated title).
»For the article “Big Hugh” by Dr. Smith, save as follows: “Smith_Big Hugh.doc”
»Articles may be accompanied by images. Rights to images must be acquired by the author prior to submission. Images must be:
»High quality and saved as a .JPG
»Titled by author’s surname and short article name. For example, an image to accompany the article “Big Hugh” by Dr. Smith would be saved as follows: “Smith_Big Hugh.jpg”
»Accompanied by a caption. Provide a Word document with the following information:
»Caption and source (including address of website where you found the image)
»For artwork, please provide the title and date of work, the artist’s name, and the location of the artwork (museum or private collection)
»Save the caption as a Word document by author last name. In the example of Dr. Smith, the illustration would be captioned as follows: “Smith_Caption.doc” 


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