2018 AMWA Early Career Award

The Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) supports the professional development of writers and editors who publish health and medical articles in the mainstream press, electronic media and publications for health professionals.

To help aspiring writers enter the field of medical writing AMWA is launching the annual Early-Career Award.

The Award will assist in the transition from tertiary education or other areas of employment into full-time medical writing. Individuals with less than two years experience in medical writing are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the Award will be assessed on a piece of writing of approximately 1000 words.

Submissions should focus on a topic that is strongly related to medicine and/or health.

Previously published pieces may be submitted.

To find out more about the award and submit an entry, click here.


It gives us great pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2024 AMWA Early Career Award is Alexa Arganda. Her article entitled "Mind over matter? Exploring the impact of childhood trauma on the developing brain" stood out to this year’s judges for its insightful overview of a complex and sensitive topic.

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating her and look forward to seeing what her future career will bring.

Read Alexa's winning article here.

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