The Editorial Board of Sociology of Health and Illness offers an annual prize of £300 for the best article published by a novice writer. When the Journal was first conceived, in 1979, one of its stated aims was the encouragement of new authors and less-experienced medical sociologists. The prize furthers this aim, and is made possible through the generosity of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. The Judges are a small subcommittee of the Editorial Board. The prize is awarded, where possible, at the BSA Medical Sociology conference each year. The Editorial Board would like to offer their congratulations to Agnete Meldgaard Hansen, Roskilde University, Denmark, who is the winner of the prize for 2016 for Rehabilitative bodywork: cleaning up the dirty work of homecare (38, 7, 1092–1105).