Online entry for 2020 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Deadline for Hippocrates International Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine: 1st March, 2020 - 12 midnight in the time zone of the applicant.

Rules for entries - you must be aged 14-18 years to be eligible to enter the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize.

Entries for the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize are free

Important advice on submitting your entry:

1. The Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. Poems must be no more than 50 lines in length and not have previously been published in any form. They must be written in English. 

2. There is no limit to the number of entries you may make.

3. If you are unable to submit your poem using the online form below, you may email your submission(s) to or send your submission(s) to the address below.  

The Hippocrates Prize
37 Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire  CV32 4EY, UK

4. Click on the grey part of the screen inside the online entry form.

5. Scroll down the form to complete each section, including your contact details and the full text of your entry.

6. To include text in italics, begin the italic section with <i> and end it with </i>

7. To make text bold, begin any bold section with <b> and end it with </b>

8. Submit your entry by clicking the blue "Send form" button at the bottom of the scrolled down form.

If you have difficulty finding the submit button, please check you have followed steps 1 & 2 above. See also this helpful advice from an entrant:

         … my online form was cut off at the bottom before the submit button appeared. I changed the magnification of my screen from 125% to 100%. THEN I saw the submit button! I have now submitted my poem ...

         If that does not work for you, please email your poem to

         If you do email your poem, please put on a cover page your name, contact details, and the title and first line for each poem. Your poem entry with its title should be on a separate page, with Young Poet noted at the top and without details on that page that would identify you.

8. You can return to your entry after you have submitted it, if you wish to edit the text.

*** To check that your submission has been successful, after you submit your entry, go to the top of your submission page. You should see  a link allowing you to edit your submission. Clicking that link will tell you the entry you have just submitted. Please bookmark that page as a ‘Favourite’. If you wish to return to edit your submission, you can do so by returning to that bookmarked page. If you have not saved the edit page, please resubmit your revised entry on the main online form and add the word REVISION to the top right of the poem’s text box. There is no extra charge for a resubmission.***

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