Ann Morgan Prize

As a creative pioneer in the field of infant mental health, Dr Ann Morgan provided immense support and leadership for those working with troubled infants and their families. She was a passionate advocate for infants and parents, providing transformational interventions for them and inspiration for her colleagues.

To honour Dr Ann Morgan’s contribution to the infant mental health field, AAIMHI Victoria has established an annual writing prize, the Ann Morgan Prize. It was first inaugurated in 2010 as a way of honouring Ann when she retired from her official role on the AAIMHI (Vic) committee as Vice- President.

Ann’s clear, compassionate and courageous thinking about the infant and her experience within the family and the world has inspired and enriched the clinical work of many. She touched the lives of infants, parents and colleagues who were fortunate enough to meet her face to face.

The Ann Morgan Prize was created to invite contributions that would illuminate something about the infant’s experience and also to be a forum for creative writing not bound by the rules and restrictions defining many professional publications. The invitation to submit is extended to all members of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health.

2019 Ann Morgan Prize
Please click here for information how to submit an entry for the 2019 Ann Morgan Prize. Entries are now due via email by the extended date of 31st July 2019. There will be no further extensions. Information regarding the announcement of the prize can also be found in the above link. Please also review the notes for entrants, by clicking here, to ensure you are meeting the submission criteria. Please read all terms and conditions carefully. We look forward to receiving your entries.

Previous winners 
2018 Nola Henry (Vic)
2017 Simone Wedgwood (WA). Highly commended awarded to Dr Julie Stone (Vic)
2016 Lauren Porter (Qld)
2015 Heather Warne (SA)
2014 Michele Meehan (Vic). Highly commended awarded to Neil Underwood (SA)
2013 Margaret Dugdale (Vic). Highly commended awarded to Sophia Xeros-Constantinides (Vic)
2012 Joanne MacDonald (WA)
2011 Judy Corum (Vic)
2010 Fiona McGlade (Vic) and Sophia Xeros-Constantinides (Vic) - Joint Winners

AAIMHI MEMBERS can view videos of the 2015 and 2016 award presentations. Please log into the MEMBERS AREA.

Or read the award pieces in the AAIMHI newsletters:
2017 Simone Wedgwood  'Where are you baby?'
2016 Lauren Porter  (not yet available in print)
2015 Heather Warne 'A baby in the neonatal intensive care unit'
2014 Michele Meehan 'The Hall of Mirrors'
2013 Margaret Dugdale 'Love in a Lunch Box: A true story'
2012 Joanne MacDonald 'The world at his fingertips'
2011 Judy Corum 'The Free Baby'
2010 Fiona McGlade 'A baby in the neonatal intensive care unit'
2010 Sophia Xeros-Constantinides 'The intergenerational legacy'