CVRT supporting the 2016 Hippocrates international Young Poets Award for Poetry and Medicine

The annual Hippocrates international Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine is a £500 award for a single unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines on a medical theme.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.

Visit here to find out how to enter for the 2016 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

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Previous Hippocrates Young Poet winners: Rosalind Jana (2013), Conor McKee (2014, Paris Thepmankorn (2015)

The winner in 2013 of the inaugural Hippocrates Young Poets Prize was Rosalind Jana from Hereford Sixth Form College in England, for her poem Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis.

The winner in the 2014 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize was Conor McKee from Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge for his poem I Will Not Cut for Stone.

The winner in the 2015 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize was Parisa Thepmankorn from Rockaway, New Jersey, USA for her poem Intraocular Pressure.

The Hippocrates Young Poets Prize is supported by healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust and run by the Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine, which received the 2011 Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts for its work on the synergy between medicine, the arts and health.

For further information about the Hippocrates international Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Trust, email Professor Singer at or on +44 7447 441 666.

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