Tom Donaldson Prize

SEMSoc in conjunction with BASEM (British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine) would like to open the Tom Donaldson Poster Prize.

Tom Donaldson was the founder of the first undergraduate Sports and Exercise Medicine Society in Manchester. Having graduated as a doctor at the University of Manchester in January 2009, Tom sadly passed away on his elective in New Zealand a month later. An incredibly bubbly and charismatic person, Tom left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was an inspiration to those that helped him start the society and his passion and enthusiasm for sports and exercise medicine was inspirational. It is in his memory that the society continues and that this prize is now run.

Tom Donaldson

This year’s prize is a poster competition.



1st prize-£200 plus one year’s free membership to BASEM

2nd prize-£150 plus one year’s free membership to BASEM

3rd prize-£100 plus one year’s free membership to BASEM


All shortlisted posters will have the opportunity to be displayed at the BASEM/FSEM Annual Congress, held this year in Liverpool on 13th and 14th October.

Entry Criteria

  • The Tom Donaldson Prize is open to all undergraduates currently at a UK university
  • Posters can be on any topic related to SEM, including reviews, case reports and original literature
  • Submission of more than one project is permitted but only for distinct pieces of work
  • The poster will be marked on clarity of ideas and presentation and originality of work


Submission Criteria

The deadline for entries is 5.00 pm on Friday 19th August 2016.

 Notifications of the judging panel’s decision will be distributed by email by Friday 16th September

 Posters should be submitted electronically for consideration. Entries should be emailed as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment to No late entries will be accepted.

The subject of the email and the attachment itself should contain the applicant’s full name and poster title. Please state in the email message; university attending, year of study and mobile number, also if the poster has previously been submitted or accepted in a conference or meeting, please state the name of that conference/meeting. In addition if a co-worker has contributed, please state their name and affiliation.



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