Hippocrates Prize

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Online payment for 2015 Hippocrates Prize entries

Rules for the Hippocrates Prize

As some entrants have had problems with the online entry form, entries will remain open until 12mn GMT Monday 3rd February.

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. With a 1st prize for the winning poem in both the Open International and the NHS category of £5,000, the Hippocrates prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.

Since its launch in 2009, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 5000 entries from 55 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.

Awards are in 3 categories: 

- an Open category, which anyone in the world may enter; 

- an NHS category, which is open to UK National Health Service employees, health students and those working in professional organisations involved in education and training of NHS students and staff.

- a category for young poets aged 14 - 18 years See more on the Prize for Young Poets.

Open International Awards

1st Prize - £5000; 2nd Prize - £1000; 3rd Prize - £500

20 Commendations - £50

NHS category Awards

1st Prize - £5000; 2nd Prize - £1000; 3rd Prize - £500

20 Commendations - £50

International Prize for Young Poets

An international Hippocrates Award for Young Poets with a prize of £500. The young Poets Prize was launched in 2012 

Read about the 2013 Hippocrates Young Poets winner Rosalind Jana, judged by poet Clare Pollard.

Read about the 2014 Hippocrates Young Poets winner Conor McKee, judged by Kit Wright.


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