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Heart. 2007 June; 93(6): 671.
PMCID: PMC1955217


The Walter Somerville Award for Medical Writing

The British Cardiovascular Society and the Editorial Board of Heart are pleased to announce the competition for this annual award, which has been set up as a tribute to the late Walter Somerville in recognition of his 20‐year editorship of the British Heart Journal and his enduring interest in the training and mentorship of junior doctors.

The competition is open to any doctor below the rank of consultant or Senior Lecturer and the award will be for the best review article on a clinical cardiovascular subject. The winner will be presented with a certificate at the Annual Scientific Conference and the review will be published. The competition will be judged by the Editor of Heart and the President of the British Cardiovascular Society, who reserve the right not to make the award if none of the entries meet the standard required for publication.

Applications, which must conform with the journal's requirements as published in Instructions to Authors (, together with a statement from the educational supervisor (or equivalent) confirming that the article is the un‐assisted work of the candidate, should be submitted electronically (http://submit‐ by 31 December 2007.

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