Bengt Magnusson Award

Bengt Magnusson Memorial Prize in Child Dental Health


The Award is presented in the memory of Professor Bengt Magnusson of Göteberg, Sweden, a founder of Paediatric Dentistry and a former member of the IAPD until his death in 1981, on alternate years at the IAPD Congress for the best submitted essay. The value of the Award is € 1000 (one thousand euros)

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Bengt Magnusson Memorial Prize in Child Dental Health

Prize Value: EUR 1000


This award will be presented at the 30th IAPD Congress from 22-25 October 2025 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Please note that you can ONLY SUBMIT ONE ABSTRACT/ESSAY/PROJECT for consideration for any ONE bursary or award. If there are multiple awards or bursaries of interest to you, please choose only the most applicable one.


1. The Award is open to all current Members of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry.

2. Registration to the Congress is a requirement for the awards entry.

3. The Award will be granted to the most meritorious essay submitted on a subject in the field of Child Dental Health. It will be judged by an international panel of adjudicators.

4. The essay must be an unpublished work and suitable for publication in the IJPD (International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry).

5. The manuscript should be in English and should follow the guidelines for submitting a paper to the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.

6. The manuscript should be based on original and previously unpublished work and may be presented under joint authorship.

7. According to the author guidelines of the IJPD: “Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.” Therefore, the applicant can submit an essay for Bengt Magnusson, even if the abstract was already  published.

8. The manuscript must be submitted under a nom de plume. The nom de plume must be written on the essay cover page. Your full contact details will be filled into the electronic submission form and should NOT be included anywhere on the essay cover page.

9. All nominees will present their work in a 15-minute oral Presentation during the Congress.

10. The judges may reach out to the participants via email with questions or may pose live questions after the oral presentation. 

11. Presentation of a certificate to the winner is made at the Closing Ceremony by the Awards Committee Chair and the winner is required to participate in the ceremony (30th IAPD Congress from 22-25 October 2025 in Cape Town, South Africa – Closing Ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, 25 October 2025).

12. The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry reserves the right of publication of the award-winning essay.

13. Applications will take place on the IAPD Congress website (to be launched soon).

14. The judges reserve the right to choose up to two runners-up for this Award. Runners-up only receive a certificate.  

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