The annual Hippocrates international Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine is a £500 award for a single unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines on a medical theme.
It is open to anyone in the world aged 14 – 18.
The healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust (CVRT) is delighted to be supporting this prestigious international award for young poets. The CVRT has as a major aim: reducing preventable heart disease by educating young people about healthy lifestyle.
Poet Siân Hughes will select the winner, and awards will be presented on Friday 15th April 2016 at a ceremony in London. Winning and commended poems in the Young Poets Prize are published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.
Since it was founded in 2012 by clinical professor Donald Singer and poet Michael Hulse, there has been interest in the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize from 15 countries, with winners and commended poets from the UK, USA and Canada.
If you wish to take part or to let young poet friends know about the award, entries close at 12 midnight GMT on 29th February, 2016.
For further information about the Hippocrates international Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Trust, email Professor Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 7447 441 666.