There are currently two contests.
Contest #1: The AFDMA would like to encourage those who have never published a study to enter the first contest. This can be a case study or more extensive research. The quality of the entry should be written in a format consistent with minimal requirements to submit for consideration of publication by a reputable journal, such as the JAOA or AAOJ . If you have never written up a case or if you just need some help or guidance, members of the AFDMA Research Committee are available to help. Just use the Contact Us form to let us know and someone will be back in touch.
Submissions should be completed by May 1 annually. Winners will be determined by a random drawing and winners will be notified by May 15 annually. Primary authors will determine how prizes are distributed among all authors. See awards here.
Contest #2: The second contest will be for research that has been submitted and accepted for publication by a reputable journal. The AFDMA Research Committee will review each entry for quality and contribution to the FDM to determine a winner. The first winner of this 2 year contest will be determined by the end of the year 2022. Subsequent winners will be determined at the end of every even year thereafter. See awards here.
The AFDMA Research Committee reserves the right to change deadlines as needs arise but reasonably so.