Online entry: 2018 Hippocrates Open and Health Professional Awards

Deadline for Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine: 
Open and International Health Professional categories

at the end of 14th February, 2018 - 12 midnight in the time zone of the applicant.

Online payment for Hippocrates Prize entries

Rules for entries 

Entrants to the 2018 Hippocrates Prize are entitled to 50% discount on a previous Hippocrates Anthology or other Hippocrates Press publication, subject to availability.

The Open category is for entries from anywhere in the world.

The Health Professional category is for health professionals (health service staff or students, clinicians or academics) from anywhere in the world.

Important advice on submitting your entry:

1. Click on the grey part of the screen inside the online entry form.

2. Scroll down the form to complete each section, including your contact details and the full text of your entry.

3. To include text in italics, begin the italic section with <i> and end it with </i>

4. To make text bold, begin any bold section with <b> and end it with </b>

5. Submit your entry by clicking the blue "Send form" button at the bottom of the scrolled down form.

If you have difficulty finding the submit button, please check you have followed steps 1 & 2 above. See also this helpful advice from an entrant:

         … my online form was cut off at the bottom before the submit button appeared. I changed the magnification of my screen from 125% to 100%. THEN I saw the submit button! I have now submitted my poem ...

         If that does not work for you, please email your poem to

         If you do email your poem, please put on a cover page your name, contact details, and the title and first line for each poem. Your poem entry with its title should be on a separate page, with Open or Health Professional noted at the top and without details on that page that would identify you.

6. You can return to your entry after you have submitted it, if you wish to edit the text.

7. There is no limit to the number of entries you may make.

8. After submitting your entry or entries, go to online payment link for single or group Young Poets entries. 

9. 4. If you are unable to submit your poem online, you may send your submission to the address below. Address for postal submission and payments by cheque: 

The Hippocrates Prize
37 Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire  CV32 4EY, UK

*** To check that your submission has been successful, after you submit your entry, go to the top of your submission page. You should see  a link allowing you to edit your submission. Clicking that link will tell you the entry you have just submitted. Please bookmark that page as a ‘Favourite’. If you wish to return to edit your submission, you can do so by returning to that bookmarked page. If you have not saved the edit page, please resubmit your revised entry on the main online form and add the word REVISION to the top right of the poem’s text box. There is no extra charge for a resubmission.***

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