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Royal Society of Queensland Writing Prize 2023

Royal Society of Queensland logoThe Royal Society of Queensland has just announced a new writing prize, with the theme of "Improving public health in remote communities", commemorating the life of pharmacist, Geraldine Hall. 

Geraldine Hall was educated at the University of Queensland and took up a position as a pharmacist at the public hospital on Norfolk Island in 1999, subsequently opening her own pharmacy business in the Island’s commercial centre. She became a trusted member of the community and retired on the Island in April 2022, looking forward to contributing to the nascent preventative well-being initiative of The Royal Society of Queensland. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday 10 January 2023 after giving informed consent to a prize made possible by donations from her friends.

 The Geraldine Hall Memorial Prize, valued at $1,000, is for the most meritorious writing on a subject of great personal interest to here, "Improving Public Health in Remote Communities".  Submissions close on 31 May 2023.

Submissions that meet the specified standard can be published in a Special Issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland dedicated to the preconditions of well-being, giving the work international exposure. Applicants should consult the Guidelines with application template for further information.

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