The 2005 Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Essay Prize was presented to Geoffrey Angeles (Indigenous Health Researcher, Menzies School of Health Research, Northern Territory) at the national AMA conference in Darwin in May. Outgoing AMA president Bill Glasson presented the award, with Martin Van Der Weyden and Ruth Armstrong present from the Journal to hand over the $5000 prize money on behalf of the Australasian Medical Publishing Company.
Geoffrey Angeles emerged from a strong field to win the competition with his essay Fish traps — a significant part of our health and wellbeing, which was published in the 16 May 2005 Indigenous health issue of the Journal.
In accepting his prize, Geoffrey thanked Dr Ross Ingram and his family, and the Journal, for providing him (and many others across the nation) with the inspiration to share their stories. He also thanked his own family and community in Darwin for their wisdom and support. We wish him all the best with his work, his writing and his fishing.
Entries for the 2006 Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Essay Competition close on 16 January 2006. The competition is open to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is working, researching or training in a health-related field. See the eMJA for details (http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/180_10_170504/arm10277_fm.html).
Publication of your online response is subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. You will be notified by email within five working days should your response be accepted.