2015 Hippocrates Prize

Winners of the 2015 Hippocrates Prize

Photos from the Awards

The First Prize in the Open Category was awarded to teacher and writer Maya Catherine Popa from New York City for a poem inspired by her neuroscientist great grandfather. 

The Hippocrates NHS first prize went to former counsellor Kate Compston from Cornwall for a poem about revealing the diagnosis of dementia. 

Parisa Thepmankorn from Rockaway, New Jersey received the £500 2015 Hippocrates Young Poet Prize for Intraocular Pressure.

Winners and readings from the 2015 Hippocrates Prize

The First Prize in the Hippocrates Open Category was awarded to teacher and writer Maya Catherine Popa from New York City for a poem inspired by her neuroscientist great grandfather.

The 2015 Hippocrates NHS first prize went to former counsellor Kate Compston from Cornwall for a poem about revealing the diagnosis of dementia. 

Parisa Thepmankorn from Rockaway, New Jersey received the 2015 Hippocrates Young Poet Prize for Intraocular Pressure.

Listen to all the winning Hippocrates Open poems
Listen to all the winning Hippocrates NHS poems
Listen to all the winning Hippocrates Young Poet poems 
Listen to Maya Popa reading her winning poem 

Photos from the Hippocrates Award Ceremony

See more about the 2015 Hippocrates awards in our press releases:

2015 Hippocrates Prize awarded to New York City teacher, retired counsellor from Cornwall, and young New Jersey poet  

Family doctor wins award in Hippocrates Prize for poem on night calls
Major Hippocrates Award for poem on deafness and hearing
New Jersey poet wins Hippocrates Young Poet Prize for poem on the eye
Pascale Petit wins award in Hippocrates Prize for poem on alienation and mental illness
Radiologist receives major award in Hippocrates Prize for poem about loneliness in the elderly
Teacher wins award in Hippocrates Prize for poem on experience of cancer treatment
Two Scots poets commended by Hippocrates Prize for poems inspired by Edinburgh's Royal College of Surgeons
UK poet placed in Hippocrates Young Poet awards  

A further 31 poems were commended, by poets from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the USA and New Zealand. More 

Listen to 2015 judge Simon Rae discussing the shortlisted and commended Young Poet entries.

With a 1st prize for the winning poem in the Open and in the NHS category of £5,000, and £500 in the Young Poet category, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.

The Prize is for unpublished poems in English of up to 50 lines of text from anywhere in the world for Open and Young Poet entries and from anywhere in the UK for NHS entries.

Judges for the 2015 Hippocrates Prize Open and NHS Categories were Poet Rebecca Goss, author and doctor Theodore Dalrymple and Psychiatrist Femi Oyebode..

See more about the awards in our press releases

2015 Hippocrates Prize awarded to New York City teacher, retired counsellor from Cornwall, and young New Jersey poet  

Family doctor wins award in Hippocrates Prize for poem on night calls

Pascale Petit wins award in Hippocrates Prize for poem on alienation and mental illness

Teacher wins award in Hippocrates Prize for poem on experience of cancer treatment

Two Scots poets commended by Hippocrates Prize for poems inspired by Edinburgh's Royal College of Surgeons

A further 31 poems were commended, by poets from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the USA and New Zealand. More ...

The winners of the 2015 Hippocrates Prize were announced at the Hippocrates Award Event during the 6th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine, on Friday 22nd May 2015. 

Listen to 2015 judge Simon Rae discussing the shortlisted and commended Young Poet entries.

Judges for the 2015 Hippocrates Prize Open and NHS Categories were Poet Rebecca Goss, author and doctor Theodore Dalrymple and Psychiatrist Femi Oyebode.

The 2015 Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets were judged by poet Simon Rae.

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Hipporates Awards for Poetry and Medicine are in three 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 Young Poets category in the international Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets  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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