Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject - now in its 12th year. Since its first awards in 2010, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 11,000 entries from around 70 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.

The International Hippocrates Prize is awarded in three categories:

- the FPM-Hippocrates Open category: a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize, in which anyone in the world may enter. There are a further ~20 commendations in the Open category (£7 per entry)

- the FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional category: a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize. This 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 (£7 per entry)

- Hippocrates Young Poets Prize: a £500 award for the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for an unpublished poem in English on a medical theme.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.

Poems must be in English, no more than 50 lines in length and not have previously been published in any form.

Poems should be entered online.

Final Deadline:

14th Feb. 2021 (for Open Prize and Health Professional Category)
1st Mar. 2021 (for Young Poet Prize)

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