Annual video prize - Autumn meeting

The video competition is held annually at each Autumn meeting. The presenting author must register for and attend the meeting.

To be considered for the prize, the work must be undertaken wholly in the North of England and/or North Wales. The work can be by any grade. 

Submissions must be completed before the published deadline. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

The Prize will be known as the North of England Ophthalmological Society Video Prize

There shall be one prize of £250 awarded at the Autumn meeting of the Society for the best video entry

The value of the prize may be altered from time to time by quorum of the Council of the North of England Ophthalmological Society

The Prize Committee for the year shall be agreed at the Autumn Council meeting

The Prize Committee shall comprise the President (or nominated  representative in his/her absence), three members of the Council and one other person agreed by the Council to be appropriate

The Prize Committee shall have equal votes in the judgement of the prize

Entrants may submit a maximum of one video entry at a time as the first author

The prize will have a monetary value and will be awarded to the lead author of the winning video entry, who must present the video entry at the Autumn meeting

The Prize Committee has the right to withhold award of a prize if in their opinion no video entry merits award of a prize

Where a member of the Prize committee is a joint author or has any other personal involvement in an entry paper, he/she will declare an interest to the Chairman of the Prize committee and will refrain from taking part in the judging of that competition. Another member of the council or person nominated by the council will then take part in the marking.

All grades are eligible to be considered for this prize

The work presented must have been undertaken in a department of ophthalmology affiliated to the North of England Ophthalmological Society or in a university or research institute directly affiliated to that department

All submissions must follow the guidance laid down on the NEOS website and be submitted in the required video format, and be submitted before the deadline. Submissions received after the deadline and not to the required format or duration will not be considered.

Videos can be interesting or challenging cases relating to any ophthalmological topic. The absolute maximum length of the video is 5 minutes running time.

The video entry must be submitted and presented at the author’s own expense.

The Council of the North of England Ophthalmological Society may amend these rules at any time.