Rules: 2019 Hippocrates Young Poet Prize entries

New Deadline for Hippocrates International Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine: 1st March, 2019 - 12 midnight in the time zone of the applicant.

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Entries are free for the 2019 Hippocrates International Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

See 5. below to enter by post


1. The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. Poems must be no more than 50 lines in length and not have previously been published in any form. They must be by a living poet, written in English and should not be translations of another writer’s work. There is no limit to the number of entries.

2. Young Poet entrants should be aged 14-18 on the deadline - 1st March, 2019  – 12 midnight in the time zone of the applicant – and give their date of birth on the entry form.

3. Poems should be entered online

4. Entries are free for the 2019 Hippocrates International Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

5. The online submission site will ask you to select YOUNG POETS for entrants aged 14-18 years. The writer’s name should not appear in the text box for your poem(s). No poem may win more than one prize.

6. If you are unable to submit your poem online, you may send your submission to the address below. Address for postal submission: 

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

7. Short-listed poets in all categories of the Hippocrates Prize will be informed by mid-April.

8. Results will be announced at the Hippocrates Awards during the 10th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Winning poems will be published on the Hippocrates Prize website, in an Anthology of winning poems. Prize-winners will receive their awards by the end of July 2019.

9. Copyright remains with the authors, but the Hippocrates Prize organizers reserve the right of publication, both online and in a prizewinners’ and other anthologies and publications of the Hippocrates Initiative.

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