1st March deadline for Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Entries are open for the £500 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine. 

Entries for the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize are free. The Young Poets’ Prize is for poets aged 14-18 years from anywhere in the world.  The Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize is £500. Entries were received from 19 countries for these 2020 Hippocrates Prize awards.The Hippocrates Young Poets Award is supported by healthy heart charity The Cardiovascular Research Trust.

The deadline for the Young Poets Prize is 1st March at 11.59pm in the country of the poet or UK time - whichever is later.

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New Zealand poet Anna Jackson is the judge for the Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Anna Jackson Photo in yellow dress

Read more about Anne Jackson and the other judges ... 

Awards in the Hippocrates Prize are for an unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines on a medical theme by entrants from anywhere in the world. Previous Young Poet winners have come from the USA, the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong.

The Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine – winner of the 2011 Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts – is an interdisciplinary venture that investigates the synergy between medicine, the arts and health.

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For more on the Hippocrates Prize email hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com 

Support for the 2021 Hippocrates Prize

The 2021 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize is supported by healthy heart charity The Cardiovascular Research Trust founded in 1996, which promotes research and education for the prevention and treatment of disorders of the heart and circulation. The charity has a particular interest in avoiding preventable heart disease through educating school students.

The 2021 FPM-Hippocrates Open Awards and FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional Awards are supported by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. The FPM, founded in 1918, is a UK medical society which publishes the international journals the Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology. 

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