Included in the invitation to the Annual Scientific Meeting are details of the BRITSpA abstract competition, with a £500 award for the best abstract. Submissions relating to any clinical or basic science aspect of axSpA are open to all members. Abtracts should be no more than 300 words and should be in a Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions format. All abstracts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30th June 2017. Abstracts will be scored according to four criteria: originality, scientific rigour (study design/methods, relevance to/impact on SpA and overall quality. The winner is chosen by the Executive committed by the end of July. Those selected for oral and poster presentations will be notified shortly thereafter. The winner will be presented with a cheque and certificate at the annual scientific meeting.