Rue Wright Memorial Award

Submissions for this award are now closed.

The Rue Wright Memorial Award is presented to the Fellow or trainee who best demonstrates excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit and relevance to community child health in an oral presentation at the RACP Congress.

The Award is named in honour of Dr Rue Wright who was a significant founder of The Australian Community Child Health Medical Association (ACHMA). The ACHMA, founded in 1984, was the first Australian association of community child health doctors.


Applications will be considered from:

  • Fellows of the RACP
  • trainees of the RACP
  • members of the Chapter of Community Child Health (CCCH) 


Read the terms and conditions and the abstract guidelines.

Your submitted abstract must be on work undertaken in Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand, relating to children with special needs or population paediatrics in one the following categories:

  • child development and behaviour
  • child disability
  • child protection
  • child health surveillance and screening
  • health promotion
  • health protection and disease control

You must indicate that you’re applying for the Rue Wright Memorial Award.

You can submit your abstract for multiple awards. Ensure you meet the all the relevant criteria and select the awards you wish to be considered for through the online application.

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The chosen presenter receives AUD$1500 and a certificate.

Selection process

A Paediatrics and Child Health Division Working Group reviews all abstract submissions and selects those of a sufficiently high standard for presentation at the RACP Congress.

Selected applicants will be notified by the RACP Foundation to give their presentation at the RACP Congress and specify the time and length of their presentation.

Note: You must be registered to attend RACP Congress to be able to present.

A Judging Panel will adjudicate the presentations at the RACP Congress.

The presenters must give permission for their abstracts to be published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Publication of abstracts is at the discretion of the Journal’s Editor in Chief.

The Judging Panel and the Paediatrics and Child Health Division Working Group reserve the right to not award the prize if there are no submissions or presentations of a sufficiently high standard.

For more information on the Rue Wright Memorial Award, contact us.

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