Enter free for the international £500 Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Hippocrates Young Poets Prize deadline – midnight on 1st March 2020

Download flyer about 2020 Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize

Enter online at hippocrates-poetry.org, by email or post for the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

The Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize is a £500 award for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines in English on any medical theme.

The Prize, founded 2013, is for young poets aged 14 to 18 from anywhere in the world [past winners have come from the UK, Ireland, USA and Hong Kong].

The Hippocrates Press will publish winning and short-listed entries in the 2020 Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

Entries are free: deadline 1st March 2020

For more information email hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com

The 2020 Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize will be judged by poet Lawrence Sail who said: “Entering the Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize is an opportunity to bring the honesty and inventiveness of youth to bear on the world of medicine and health, one of the most central areas of human experience.”

Winners of the Prize will be announced at the 2020 Hippocrates Awards Ceremony, to be held in Oviedo in Northwest Spain.Heart charity patron Leslie Morgan OBE DL said: “The CVRT is delighted to have such international interest in the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize.”

With a prize fund of £5500 for winning poems in the Open International category and international health professional category, and £500 for the international Young Poets Award, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.

Enter online for the Hippocrates awards

The International Hippocrates Prize is awarded in three categories:

– a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize in the FPM-Hippocrates Open category, which anyone in the world may enter. There are a further ~20 commendations in the Open category

– a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize in the FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional category, which is open to Health Service employees, health students and those working in professional organisations anywhere in the world involved in education and training of health professional students and staff. There are a further ~20 commendations in the Health Professional category

– a £500 award for the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for an unpublished poem in English on a medical theme. Entries are open to young poets from anywhere in the world aged 14 to 18 years. There are further commendations in the Young Poets category. There is no entry fee for the Young Poets prize.

The Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine – winner of the 2011 Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts – is an interdisciplinary venture that investigates the synergy between medicine, the arts and health.

Notes for editors
For more on the Hippocrates Prize contact +44 7494 450805  or email hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com

Support for the 2020 Hippocrates Prize

The 2020 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize is supported by the Cardiovascular Research Trust, a healthy heart charity founded in 1996, which promotes research and education for the prevention and treatment of disorders of the heart and circulation. The charity has a particular interest in avoiding preventable heart disease through educating school studentshttp://example.com/

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