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Essay Competition

The OSRT Education and Research Foundation Essay Competition is opened to students and registered technologists. Click on the documents below to access the Essay Rules and Criteria and Essay Judging Rubric. To participate in the Essay Competition, applicants must complete the online application form and electronically submit both the application and the essay in PDF format only.

Some suggestions for successful competition include:

  • Cite your sources in AMA or APA style. Your library can help you with this, or you can find some helpful free links online, like these:
    AMA Manual of Style; APA StyleI University Library
  • Closely follow the stated essay rules. If rules or AMA citation are not met, your poster will be ineligible for an award.
  • Determine if your essay fits the criteria for the competition by reading the judging rubric below. This is a competition that requires minimum standards for awards. Minimum standard criteria must be met to receive an award.

Click on the document links below for rules and the judging rubric.

Once you have read and understand the documents above, click the Apply Now link below to complete and submit the online application.


OSRTERF Essay Competition Application
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Be sure to read the most current rules and criteria for the competition posted on the OSRT Web site. Complete and electronically submit the official application and essay by March 1. Click the submission button below and upload the essay as directed.
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ATTESTATION STATEMENT I certify that I have read and understand the competition rules and rubrics. I also certify, to the best of my knowledge, that the information on this application is complete and accurate. Falsification of any information will cause my disqualification from the essay competition. Further, I understand it is my responsibility to make sure the application process is complete by the required deadline. If not, the application may be disqualified from the awards competition and may not be considered for an award. This application, upon receipt, becomes the property of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT). I agree that, if selected as an award winner for the OSRT Essay Competition, the OSRT or its agents may use my name and likeness and any other information or materials provided in connection with this award for purposes of news, publicity and advertising in all media, including but not limited to print and electronic media, press releases, internet websites, and video media. I understand that by providing school transcripts, I personally waive the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, related to this submission. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must also agree to these Terms and Conditions.