2014 Young Poets category

Entries are now closed for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, for which over 1000 entries have been submitted. With a 1st prize for the winning poem in the Open and in the NHS category of £5,000, the Hippocrates prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.

Short lists for the Open, NHS and Young Poets Awards in the Hippocrates Prize will be announced on Wednesday 9th April.  

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

Rules for Young Poets Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

£2 per entry. £15 per 10 entries from schools. Go to payment page.

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 This £500 award was launched in 2012, and is for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines in English on a medical theme. 

The 2014 Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets will be judged by poet Kit Wright

Kit Wright is the author of more than twenty-five books, for both adults and children, and the winner of awards including an Arts Council Writers' Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and (jointly) the Heinemann Award. After a scholarship to Oxford, he worked as a lecturer in Canada, then returned to England and a position in the Poetry Society.  In June 2014, to mark his seventieth birthday, Kit Wright publishes a new collection of poems, Ode to Didcot Power Station, with Bloodaxe Books.

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More about Kit Wright.

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’.

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