Hippocrates Initiaive for Poetry
We are pleased to announce that the distinguished poet Keki Daruwalla has been confirmed as a judge for the Open and Health Professional awards in the 2021 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.
2021 International Open and Health Professional categories
In each category: 1st Prize £1000, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £250 and up to 20 commendations. Entries were received from 28 countries for these awards in the 2020 Hippocrates Prize.
There are a limited number of free entries for low-income writers for these awards.
Click here for how to apply for a free entry.
2021 Hippocrates Young Poets’ Prize for Poetry and Medicine
Entries for this prize are free. Entries for this prize are now open. The Young Poets’ Prize is for poets aged 14-18 years from anywhere in the world. The Young Poets’ Prize is £500. Entries were received from 19 countries for these 2020 Hippocrates Prize awards.
ntries are now open for the 2021 Open International and International Health Professional Awards. See rules below:
Deadline for Hippocrates International Prize for Poetry and Medicine - Open and Health Professional entries: 14th February, 2021 - 12 midnight in the time zone of the applicant.
1. The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject.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 by a living poet, written in English and should not be translations of another writer’s work. There is no limit to the number of entries.
3. The online submission site will ask you to select OPEN if your entry is in the international open category, or HEALTH PROFESSIONAL if you are entering entered in the category for Health Profession-related employees from anywhere in the world (current or former) or health students from anywhere in the world. The writer’s name should not appear in the text box for your poem(s). No poem may win more than one prize. Proof of Health Profession-related employment or health student status will be required from winners in the Health Professional category.
4. If you are unable to submit your poem online, you may send your submission to the address below. The cost of postal entry is £10 per poem. include with your cheque the 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 Health Professional or Open noted in the top right corner and without details that would identify you. Address for postal submission and payments by cheque:
The Hippocrates Prize
37 Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 4EY, UK
5. The Hippocrates Prize judges will read a long-list prepared by filter judges, and their decision is final.
6. Short-listed poets in all categories of the Hippocrates Prize will be informed by mid-April.
7. Results will be announced at the Hippocrates Awards during an International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Winning poems will be published on the Hippocrates Prize website, in an Anthology of winning poems, and may be published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, which is published by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, a major supporter of the Hippocrates Awards. Prize-winners will receive their awards by the end of July 2020.
8. Copyright remains with the authors, but the Hippocrates Prize organizers reserve the right of publication, both online and in a prizewinners’ and other anthologies and publications of the Hippocrates Initiative.