AAIMH Vic Event:

2024 Ann Morgan Prize

About Ann Morgan
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. She intuitively understood what the science is now telling us: Babies are born communicators who learn fast. An infant is not an object, but a person who responds to their environment; in the first three years of life, that environment shapes their future self.

About the Prize
To honour Ann Morgan’s contribution to infant mental health, and her advocacy for the mental health of infants, AAIMH Victoria is offering two Creative Writing Prizes of AU$750 each:

  • One prize for AAIMH and / or WAIMH members
  • One prize for any other Australian writer

The prize is for a work of fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction that explores or imagines the infant’s subjective, emotional world.

Entry deadline
The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday, 19th July, 2024, (AEST).

 Who can enter?

  • Australian residents aged 18 years or over at the time of submission.
  • AAIMH and WAIMH members. You must be a financial member at the time of submission.

Members Free entry
Non-members $10 entry fee
Click here to purchase an entry ticket.

How to enter:

  • Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully.
  • Submit your entry by e-mail to info-vic@aaimh.org.au by 5pm on Friday, 19th July, 2024.
  • Write Ann Morgan Prize 2024 in the subject line.
  • Please attach your submission as a word document.
  • The completed entry form must be included as a separate attachment with evidence of $10 payment for non AAIMH / WAIMH members.
  • Judging will be ‘blind’ therefore the name of the Word document file must include only the title of your entry. Do not put your own name in the title of the entry or in the file name.
  • You will receive email confirmation that your entry has been received. After judging, only short-listed writers will be notified.
  • The winner of the prize will be announced at the end of August 2024, and subsequently on the AAIMH website (https://www.aaimh.org.au/).

To honour Dr Ann Morgan’s contribution to infant mental health, AAIMHVictoria is thrilled to invite entries to the 2024 Ann Morgan Prize, a Creative Writing Prize for a work of fiction, poetry … that explores or imagines the infant’s subjective, emotional world.

We offer this year two prizes, each to the value of $750, one for AAIMH / WAIMH members and another for non AAIMH / WAIMH Australians over 18yrs of age.

Click here to find the invitation to submit your writing and information on how to enter for 2024.

Members Free 
Non-members $10 entry fee - Please make payment here.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 19th July 2024 (AEST).