Eular_standard_logo--1-First awarded in 1975, the Edgar Stene Prize was created by EULAR in honour of Edgar W Stene. The founder and Secretary-General of the Norwegian Rheumatism Association, Edgar Stene also lived with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

The competition for the Edgar Stene Prize 2016 is currently open for entries on the topic of:

“Living with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD):
How I take action to enjoy life to the full”

The competition invites people to share their personal experiences and their individual coping strategies to ‘live life to the full’ despite being affected by a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease.
What are your top tips on how to live as independently as possible? How can you actively take control of your life and achieve your goals?

The competition is open to everyone living with an RMD (minimum 16 years of age). Each essay should not exceed 2 pages (A4) and be typewritten in Arial 12 point with single line spacing in Microsoft Word (PDFs will not be accepted). The deadline for submitting essays to the ARMA office is 31st December 2015.
Please submit the essays to projects@arma.uk.net. For the detailed prize rules, and to read the entries from the 2015 competition, see here.

As the UK’s member organisation of EULAR -PARE we will appoint a judging panel to decide upon the one essay we will submit to the competition on behalf of the UK. Please let us know if you would like to be part of the judging panel by emailing projects@arma.uk.net by 31st December 2015.
The overall Stene Prize winner will be announced by 15th March 2016.

The Stene Prize winner will be awarded a prize of € 1,000 and will be invited to attend the Opening Plenary Session of the EULAR Congress in London (June 2016). All travel and accommodation will be provided. The runner up will be awarded €700 and the essay in third place will win €300.

Visit the EULAR website for more information.

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