2016 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine

The Young Poets category is for†poets from anywhere in the world aged 14 to 18 years.

Symposium and Hippocrates Awards
Friday 15th April 2016 in London
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Short-listed and commended poets in the Open, NHS and Young Poet awards will be notified by mid-March. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Hippocrates Awards ceremony in London on Friday 15th April.

The winning poems and†commendations in all the 2016 Hippocrates Awards will be published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

This international Hippocrates Prize category is for entrants aged under 19 years. This £500 award was launched in 2012, and is for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines in English on a medical theme.

2016 Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets judge†Si‚n†Hughes

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Si‚n†Hughes' first collection "The Missing" (Salt, 2009) was long listed for Guardian first book of the year, and won the Seamus Heaney prize for a†first collection.† Her sequence of poems about her mother's breast cancer won second prize in the first Hippocrates awards, and she and her mother Eleanor Cooke continue to write a shared book about†this illness as treatments continue today.†† In 1998†Si‚n†set up the Young National Poetry Competition when she was working for The Poetry Society and she continues to promote young writers and to work with the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth to support the teaching of creative writing.†Si‚n†has been poet in residence†in Youth and Community Centres, a Youth Theatre, a Health Centre, and a sandwich shop, and is and is currently poet in residence in a Birmingham school when she is not teaching part time for Oxford University, working in a cafť or looking after her family.†

The winner will be announced in London at an Awards event on Friday 15th April 2016.

The†winner in 2013 of the inaugural Hippocrates Young Poets Prize†was†Rosalind Jana†from Hereford Sixth Form College in England, for her poem Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis.

The winner in the 2014 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize was Conor McKee from Sidney†Sussex College Cambridge for his poemI Will Not Cut for Stone.

The†winner in the 2015 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize†was†Parisa Thepmankorn from Rockaway, New Jersey, USA for her poem†Intraocular Pressure.

See the shortlist for the 2015 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize

†© Hippocrates initiative 2012: hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com