Results for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize

Major international poetry prize for UK-based poet Jane Draycott

Child health doctor Ellen Storm wins £5000 Hippocrates NHS prize

2014 Hippocrates Young Poet award goes to Cambridge student Conor McKee

The 2014 Hippocrates Awards were presented by judges Robert Francis QC and Philip Gross at the close of the 5th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine on Saturday 10th May. 

Listen to judge Robert Francis QC discussing the 2014 NHS shortlist with Martha Kearney on the BBC's World at One and hear extracts of shortlisted poems

Open and NHS Shortlists

Young Poet Shortlist

The judges agreed commendations for poets from seven countries.

Open Commendations

NHS Commendations

Competing poets for the 2014 Hippocrates Awards came from 31 countries from 6 continents around the world. Entries have arrived from throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, and from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy , Kenya, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Zimbabwe.

In our new Young Poets Awards, to be judged by poet Kit Wright, entries were received from England, Ireland, and Scotland in the UK, and from Israel, Italy, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA.

Members of the judging panel for the 2014 Hippocrates Open and NHS Prize were poet Philip Gross, a winner of the TS Eliot Prize, distinguished barrister Robert Francis QC, and Mumsnet Editor Sarah Crown. The 2014 Young Poets Award were judged by poet Kit Wright.

Awards were in three categories:

- a £5000 first prize in the Open category, which anyone in the world may enter;

- a £5000 first prize in the 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- a £500 prize for the Young Poets category in the international Hippocrates Prize for an unpublished poem in English on a medical theme.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.

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