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    2022 Victorian Fellows essay and photography themes

    Victorian Fellows Essay Prize

    The 2022 theme is ‘A letter to my younger self on my first day of medical school’.

    Please ensure the essay does not exceed 1000 words and is in an easily accessible file. 

    Please refer to the Victorian Fellows Essay Prize policy for further information about the selection criteria.

    Victorian Fellows Photography Prize

    The 2022 theme ‘Rising with resilience’ looking forward out of covid. 

    Please ensure you provide details in your submission of where the photograph was taken and how aligns with the theme.

    Please refer to the Victorian Fellows Photography Prize policy for further information about the selection criteria.

    Submissions for the prizes

    Submissions for 2022 are now closed. 


    The prize will include an invitation to the exclusive GJ Royal Lecture on 15 November 2022.

    As well as a certificate and listed as an award winner on the RACS website.

    The Victorian state office will promote the prize winners through its networks and the local media. Submissions may be used, with acknowledgement in RACS publications.

    The winning essay may be included in Surgical News.

    The picture will be displayed in the Victorian state office for the year.

    Should you have any questions, please contact the RACS Victorian state office directly at college.vic@surgeons.org