2017 Hippocrates Prize

Entries are open for the 2017 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine: deadline -  1st March, 2017 - 12 midnight in the time zone of the applicant.

The winner of the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize received an award of £500.

The Young Poets category in the international Hippocrates Prize is for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines in English on a medical theme. Entries are open to young poets from anywhere in the world aged 14 to 18 years.

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Entries for the 2017 Hippocrates Open International and International Health Professional awards are now closed. Short-listed and commended entrants will be informed in early April.

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The Hippocrates Prize, awarded annually since 2010:

- the Young Poets Prize and commendations

- the Open Award with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations

- Award for Health Professional-related staff and Health Professional students from anywhere in the world: a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations

In its first 7 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 8000 entries from over 60 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia. 

The winning poems and commendations in Hippocrates Open, NHS and Young Poets Awards will be published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

Judges for 2017 International Open and Health Professional Awards: Neal Baer, American paediatrician, and Emmy Award winning television writer and producer, Jackie Kay, Scottish poet laureate (Makar) and Professor Owen Lewis, New York, USA

Young Poets Judge for 2017: Maya C Popa, New York, USA

Awards date: Saturday 6th May 2017 at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge MA, USA

The winning poems and commendations in all the 2017 Hippocrates Awards will be published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

With a prize fund of £5500 for winning poems in the Open International category and NHS category, and £500 for the Young Poets Award, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. The prize comprises a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations in each of the Open and NHS categories and further commendations in the Young Poets Award. In its first 7 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 7000 entries from 61 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia. 

Awards for the 2017 Prize will be announced by the judges at a ceremony at the end of the 8th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. 



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