1,000 words (references not included).
All essays must be submitted in English.
(All three parts below must be covered in the essay submission)
All submissions may be republished by VIN Foundation for use on VIN Foundation website, social media channels and other VIN Foundation outreach channels. For more details please see the terms and conditions below.
Judging will be based on how well the essay describes the problem, along with the originality and practicality of the solution(s) offered. The judging will take place in three rounds. Each essay will be read by at least three evaluators in each round. The panel for round one is composed of the VIN Foundation Solutions for the Profession Committee made up of both veterinarians and related professional readers. The second round will be judged by veterinarians with insight into the relevant issues discussed in the essays. The third round will be judged by leaders in the veterinary profession.
Competition opens: November 15, 2018
Competition closes: January 27, 2019 – 12pm midnight ET
Winners announced: April 30, 2019
Essay must be submitted online, here.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
Whether or not Entrant is a winner of the competition, Entrant represents that any essay and other materials submitted as part of Entrant’s entry are the original work of Entrant and not copied from any other source and will not constitute defamation or an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such essay. By entering, Entrant grants to VIN Foundation and its affiliates a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, and republish at any time in the future and otherwise use all or part of Entrant’s submitted essay, along with Entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, and any other information provided by Entrant, in any and all media (including print and online), provided such use is consistent with VIN Foundation’s current or future mission and attribution is provided to Entrant, without further permission, notice, or compensation (except where prohibited by law). VIN Foundation is under no obligation to publish any entries, and any publication of an entry does not mean that entrant has won a prize.