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The first annual VIN Foundation Solutions for the Profession Competition.
This competition is open to students currently enrolled in veterinary school.
Three entrants will win scholarships to help support tuition and education related expenses:
- First place: $3,000
- Second place: $1,500
- Third place: $1,000
Entrants are asked to submit an essay outlining “An Innovative and Implementable Solution to a Current Problem Confronting the Veterinary Profession.”
All essays must be submitted in English.
Entries may address one problem or a group of related problems. The essay should describe the current state of the problem, what factors were involved in creating the problem and propose steps toward achieving solutions to solve the problem.
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.
Each essay will be evaluated by three judges. The judging will take place in two rounds. The panel for round one is composed 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. Winners will be chosen based on the combined scores of phase one and phase two.
January 7, 2017.
Essays should be submitted to essay@VINFoundation.org. One entry per student.
Please feel free to share about this competition, here is a PDF with details.
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.