Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize

Find out how to enter our essay prize – open to undergraduate UK medical students and supported by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize 2021 is now closed to submissions.  

If you have submitted an essay, we will be in touch to confirm receipt of your submission and let you know the timeline for awarding the prizes. 

We will launch the next round in February 2022, so please check back with us then, the information below is for guidance only. 

Enter our essay prize for the chance to win one of three prizes:

  • First prize: £750
  • Second prize: £500
  • Third prize: £250

What are the benefits of entering?

In addition to the prize money, winners will receive a certificate from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Your achievement will demonstrate to future employers your commitment to medicine and your professional development.

Awareness of ovarian cancer is low, both among women and healthcare professionals, with two-thirds of women diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making the disease harder to treat.

Improving your knowledge of ovarian cancer will benefit you and your patients, whether or not you choose to specialise in gynaecology in the future. Together we can make sure women in the UK have the best chances of survival. 

The Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize will encourage the doctors of the future to gain a greater insight into ovarian cancer, giving them the knowledge they need to direct more women onto the correct diagnostic pathway sooner and crucially save lives.

Professor Debbie Sharp OBE, Chair of the Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize

If you have any queries please contact us: essay@targetovariancancer.org.uk.

Funding of the Target Ovarian Cancer essay prize is made possible due to the kind generosity of the Annette Mills Charitable Trust.