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Linsley, Kane, & Owen: Nursing for Public Health

Health promotion competition

Oxford University Press and the authors of Nursing for Public Health have teamed up to offer an exciting competition for nursing students.

We are looking for the best health promotion poster presentation produced by student nurses.

Posters should demonstrate understanding of public health theory and a critical analysis of a health promotion intervention or educational material.

Students are invited to submit posters or materials which have been specifically created for a module assignment or placement learning objective.  

At the end of the academic year, OUP and the authors of Nursing for Public Health will choose the entry considered the best.

The winning entrant will receive £250 cash, a certificate, and have their material published by Oxford University Press on this Online Resource Centre.

What the judges are looking for

The poster or materials should:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of health promotion and public health
  • Provide an evaluation of either
    • A particular public health issue (topic of your choice)
    • Health promotion or education regarding a specific public health issue (topic of your choice)

Material should fulfil at least one or more of the following criteria:

  • Identify factors influencing health behaviour
  • Devise strategy aimed at improving health
  • Implement strategy aimed at improving health
  • Evaluate strategy aimed at improving health
  • Explore ethical issues in health improvement

Terms and conditions

Entries for the current competition close on 30 June 2012.  Entries must be with Oxford University Press before midnight on 30 June.  If you are posting an entry please bear in mind delivery times.

All entrants must be nursing students enrolled on a pre-registration nursing degree course in the UK or Ireland at the time of entry. Students from the University of Lincoln are not eligible to enter.

Entries can be made by an individual or in groups, but only one prize will be issued to the winning entry. Only one entry per individual/group.

The entry must be original work and declared as such.  Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form, downloadable here.

Entries specifically created for a module assignment are applicable. Entries already assessed will be eligible as long as they were not assessed more than 12 months prior to entry.

There is one prize fund available of £250 and a printed certificate. Oxford University Press will endeavour to publish the winning entry on the Online Resource Centre, if practicable. This is at the discretion of OUP.

The name(s) and institution of the winner will be made public on the Online Resource Centre no later than end September. Entries will be accepted in the following formats: electronic file emailed to nurserep@oup.com, any file larger than 5MB should be supplied on CD, DVD or memory stick and posted.

Hard copy entries should be posted at the entrant’s own cost to Nurse Education Team, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP. We are unable to return any entries.

Entries will be acknowledged within 5 working days of receipt.

The judging panel is made up of authors of the book and OUP nursing editorial staff. Their decision is final and they will not enter into correspondence.  They are unable to provide feedback on individual pieces of work.