Huge congratulations to Emma O’Carroll who is the 2024 winner of the Edgar Stene Essay Competition Prize.  Emma lives with axial spondyloarthritis (or axSpA).  

The prize is awarded every year to the best essay contribution submitted by a person with arthritis or other rheumatic or musculoskeletal disorders (RMDs) describing their individual experience

For two consecutive years, Irish participants have clinched victory in the EULAR Edgar Stene Essay competition due to their outstanding entries.

As part of her prize, Emma enjoyed a trip to Vienna to attend the EULAR Congress 2024 in June, where she had the opportunity to read her inspiring essay  

Click here to access our interview with Emma and enjoy reading her essay here.  

If you’d like to read last year’s winning essay, visit our page on Shauna O'Connor here.