Still 3 days to enter 2020 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine Open and Health Professional Awards: £5500 awards fund.

There are still 3 days to go to the midnight 14th February deadline to enter for the Open International category and international health professional category in the 2020 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine Entries have already received for the 2020 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine from 22 countries and from 27 states in the USA for its Open and Health Professional Awards. These well-established international awards are supported by medical society the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. 

With a prize fund of £5500 for winning poems in the Open International category and international health professional category, and £500 for the international Young Poets Award, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.

Enter online for the Hippocrates awards

Short-listed and commended poets will be notified in early April. Winners of the FPM-Hippocrates Awards will be announced at the 2020 Hippocrates Awards Ceremony, which will be hosted by the University of Oviedo in Northwest Spain.

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Awards in the Hippocrates Prize are for an unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines on a medical theme by entrants from anywhere in the world.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

Judges for the 2020 Hippocrates Awards are Sir Roland Jackson, Visiting Fellow of the Royal Institution and former Head of Museum at the Science Museum, Geoffrey Lehmann, the first Australian poet to be published by Faber and Faber, poet Lawrence Sail, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and former Director of the Arvon Foundation and the Cheltenham Literary Festival, and John Stein, Oxford Professor of Physiology and Chair of the Dyslexia Research Trust.

Co-organiser Donald Singer said: “We are delighted to have such a distinguished panel of judges for the 2020 Hippocrates Prize. We are also grateful that the 2020 Hippocrates Awards Ceremony will be held on 15th May in partnership with the University of Oviedo in Northwest Spain

The International Hippocrates Prize is awarded in three categories:

- a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize in the FPM-Hippocrates Open category, which anyone in the world may enter. There are a further ~20 commendations in the Open category

- a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize in the FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional category, which is open to Health Service employees, health students and those working in professional organisations anywhere in the world involved in education and training of health professional students and staff. There are a further ~20 commendations in the Health Professional category

- closingn date 1st March for the £500 award for the Hippocrates Young Poets 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. There are further commendations in the Young Poets category. There is no entry fee for the Young Poets prize.

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 contact +44 7494 450805  or email hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com 


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