Applying for a free entry for the 2021 Hippocrates Open and Health Professional Awards

Thanks to the generosity of the 2020 FPM-Hippocrates Open Prize winner Sarah James, we are very pleased to be able to provide a limited number of free entries for writers on low incomes. 

These will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and will cover the submission of one poem each for 10 poets in the Hippocrates Prize Open Category and 10 poets in the Hippocrates Prize Health Professional Category. 

To qualify, you should be in receipt in one or more of the following: Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, income-related ESA, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax Support, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, or international equivalents. 

To apply for a free entry, please email your poem to along with a scan of a recent letter showing your eligibility.  All entries are anonymised.

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