Annual Competitive Awards
The CAMRT invites submissions on any radiological technology, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, or nuclear medicine subject matter related to topic areas/categories listed in the chart below.
The deadline for submission is February 15th, 2024.
Submissions are open to practicing medical radiation technologists and students studying in accredited programs. The competition for practicing technologists is separate from students with each having their own competition, however the categories and topics remain the same.
MRT Submissions: Authors/Presenters must be current CAMRT members. Where there is a joint submission, only the lead author is required to be a medical radiation technologist and a CAMRT member.
Student Submissions: Students must be CAMRT Student members*, and are required to still be a student at the time of authoring/presenting their submission.
(*Free membership: Membership Categories and Dues )
There are three (3) topic areas: education, technical and non-technical. Submissions for each topic can take the format of a scientific paper, a narrative paper or an exhibit.
Entries to the competition should:
- Advance the practice of medical radiation technology
- Enhance understanding of an aspect of medical radiation technology
- Capture the reader’s attention and interest
|Topic Area||Category 1
|Education: Innovative Learning Activities – didactic, clinical or continued competency||MRT │ Student||MRT │ Student||MRT │ Student|
|Technical: Imaging procedures, therapy techniques, imaging/therapy modalities||MRT │ Student||MRT │ Student||MRT │ Student|
|Non-technical: Patient management, department management/administration, professional behavior, leadership||MRT │ Student||MRT │ Student||MRT │ Student|
The competitive awards will be judged and awarded according to the following category groupings:
MRT Category 1: Best Scientific Paper, all topics
MRT Category 2: Best Narrative Paper, all topics
MRT Category 3: Best Exhibit (media/multi-media), all topics
Student Category 1: Best Scientific Paper, all topics
Student Category 2: Best Narrative Paper, all topics
Student Category 3: Best Exhibit (media/multi-media), all topics
Scientific articles communicate the results of the author’s research. A standard format is used for these articles, in which the author presents the research in an orderly, logical manner. This doesn’t necessarily reflect the order in which the work is conducted. A common format is:
- Literature Review (done as part of the research process)
- Materials and Methods
- Results (with Tables and Figures, if applicable)
- Literature Cited
- 2500-3000 words
- Appendix A and B criteria met
Entries will be judged on originality, clear expression of ideas, research approach, understanding of impact on practice, and adherence to format. Please see Competitive Award Regulations and Scientific Paper Assessment Rubric.
This category is intended for professional writing that is both less technical and research-driven in its content on topic areas listed above (Education, Technical, Non-technical).
A Narrative-Descriptive Paper may:
- Provide a unique and/or insightful perspective on an aspect of medical radiation technology
- Review and summarize relevant literature on a topic related to medical radiation technology (i.e., Literature Review)
- Describe a meaningful professional experience
- Share first-hand knowledge
- Express a viewpoint
- 1500-3000 words
- 12pt font, double-spaced
- Original work
- Respects patient confidentiality
Entries will be judged on introduction, organization, idea development, author’s voice, professional relevance/impact on practice, closing and adherence to format/mechanics. Please see Competitive Award Regulations and Narrative Writing Assessment Rubric.
Media/multi-media exhibits can be submitted for assessment under the exhibit competitive award category. The content can be related to any topic area listed above (Education, Technical, Non-technical). Examples of the formats that fall in this category are scientific posters, power-point presentations, podcasts and webinars.
The multimedia submission should have been created in the year prior to and up to the award submission deadline.
Some recommended examples of media/multimedia exhibit requirements:
- Multimedia exhibits should not exceed 30 minutes
- Pod-casts, webinars, blogs and other forms of on-line communication can be edited to meet the 30-minute limit
- Posters should be created by poster generating software, such as PowerPoint posters, and should be referenced using APA citation format
Entries will be judged on design, use of enhancements, branching, originality, relevance to medical radiation technology, impact on practice and quality. Please see Competitive Award Regulations and Multimedia Assessment Rubric.
A comprehensive guide to the awards program describes each award category and provides details on submission, selection and judging processes.
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