Winners of Liquid's Social Work Writing Contest Revealed…
We are thrilled to announce the category and overall winners in our social work writing competition!
We asked social work students, NQSWs, and experienced social workers to submit a 1000-word essay answering the question below:
"The average 'career lifespan' of a social worker is just 8 years. What can be done to increase engagement among social workers and keep them in the profession for longer?"
The quality and volume of the response we received was absolutely brilliant. We were delighted to see so many different perspectives and solutions on how to improve social worker engagement, and the best ways to combat this important issue.
Our judges were also full of praise for the huge enthusiasm shown by all entrants, and were incredibly impressed by the overall standard of their work. They had a very difficult task to select our three category winners, and especially our overall winner. However, after a thorough debate they have chosen:
Overall Winner: David MacFarlane
Congratulations to all of our winners, and especially to David MacFarlane, whose entry was judged to be the best overall, winning him the D£1,000 grand prize. David’s winning entry will be published on The Guardian's Social Care Network on Wednesday 25th January. You can read each of the winning entries by clicking on their name above.
Thank you again to everyone who took part, and well done to the winners!
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