Details: Contestants are invited to submit a paper, 5,000 words or less. This paper could be an original study, a case report or a review of literature. It must represent the efforts of the contestant. Presenting the work of a faculty member who was assisted by the trainee is not permissible.  It is acceptable to present material that was supervised by a faculty member.

Ownership: The paper remains the property of the author before and after the contest.

Judging:   A panel of judges, who are not connected to any of the participating programs, will score the entries. All papers will be labeled and identifying information removed before being sent out to the judges.

Judges will choose a first place, and two honorable mentions. 

Awards: All contestants will receive a Certificate of Participation. Names of contestants and the title of their paper will be published on the NYSPA Website.

The First place winner will be invited to the Fall meeting of NYSPA on Saturday, October 10, 2015 and receive a plaque and a cash prize of $500. The winner will be given 15 minutes to make a power point presentation of their paper. If the winner is from outside the NYC area he/she will be reimbursed for travel and hotel for 1 night.

Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 18, 2015.

Submit papers by Email to
[email protected]


by MAIL (must be received by 9/18/15) to:
New York State Psychiatric Association
Scientific Paper Contest
400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 202
Garden City, NY 11530