BACD Rising Star Scholarship 2019

Attention all dental students

Do you want to learn more about high quality, well planned, aesthetic dentistry?
Do you aim high, work hard and take pride in your work?
Are you eager to discover how ethical cosmetic dentistry can benefit your career?

About the competition

To encourage dental students to engage with us and the educational opportunities we offer, the BACD will be awarding the BACD Rising Star Scholarship to the dental student who shows the best knowledge and insight into recent advances in cosmetic dentistry.


The award is a complimentary place at the next BACD Annual Conference, including travel and accommodation, a gala dinner ticket, and a 1-year student membership of the BACD.  The 2019 BACD Annual Conference is taking place on 07 -09 November 2019 in London.  You will also be invited to shadow one of our committee members (to be arranged subject to availability and location).

There are 2 runner-up prizes of a 1-year student membership of the BACD.

How to enter

All you have to do to stand a chance of winning this prize is to write an essay with either of the following titles and submit in electronic form and preceded by a title page to Mrs Suzy Rowlands, BACD Executive Administrator -

1.  The Management of White Spot Lesions
2.  The Diagnosis and Monitoring of Tooth Wear

Please read the Conditions of Entry below before submitting your essay

Conditions of entry

  1. The prize will be known as the "BACD Rising Star Scholarship".
  2. The prize will be awarded by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry on the recommendation of the Young Membership Committee.  The committee reserves the right to withhold the prize if the standard of the essays submitted are not of sufficient merit.  The first prize is a complimentary place at the next BACD annual conference with travel, accommodation and a gala dinner ticket included. There are also 2 runner-up prizes of an annual student membership of the BACD.
  3. The prize will be open to any undergraduate dental student in a dental school within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
  4. All essays, apart from that of the winner, will be returned to the writers.  Only the name of the prize winner will be published.
  5. The essay must be written in English and shall not exceed 2,000 words.  It must be preceded by a title page, and be submitted in electronic form to Mrs Suzy Rowlands, BACD Executive Administrator at:
  6. The judges, whose decision will be final, are members of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Young Membership Committee.
  7.  All work must be the original work of the author and must not have been published or submitted for any other purpose elsewhere.  The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry shall have the right to publish any essay submitted, in part or in full in any publication.
  8. The winner may not submit the essay for publication elsewhere or to any other organisation, without the written permission of the BACD.  Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in forfeiture of the prize.
  9. The closing date is FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2019.
  10. Essays will be judged on content, style and presentation.
  11. The winning student will be invited to the BACD Annual Conference for the presentation of the prize.  Registration, travel and accommodation will be paid.

Rising star - winner 2018

After receiving a wide range of excellent essays, the BACD is delighted to congratulate Thomas Hayes-Powell from KCL on winning first place. Submitting an in-depth and insightful essay, Thomas impressed the BACD panel with his knowledgeable discussion on "The Dark Single Central: Discuss".  Thomas wins a complimentary place at this year’s BACD Annual Conference and a year’s BACD membership.

Rising star - runner up 2018

Congratulations are also in order for Usman Hussain from Trinity College Dublin, and Harriet Beaty from Newcastle,  who are this year’s runners up.

The BACD is excited and encouraged by the level of knowledge and understanding displayed in all of this year’s submissions.