2018 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Deadline for Open International and International Health Professional Awards: 14th February, 2018
Deadline for International Young Poet Award: 1st March, 2018

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject.

The Hippocrates Awards are in three categories:
• The Open Category, which anyone in the world may enter.
• The Health Professional Category, open to health professionals (health service staff or students, clinicians or academics) from anywhere in the world.
• The Young Poets Category, open to poets from anywhere in the world aged 14 to 18 years.

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.

Poems should be entered online.

Entry fees
Open Category and Health Professional Category: £7 per entry.
Young Poets Category: £2 per entry.


• Open Category
1st Prize: £1000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250

• Health Professional Category
1st Prize: £1000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250

• Young Poets Category
The winner will receive a cash prize of £500

Please visit http://hippocrates-poetry.org/2018-hippocrates-prize-for/index.html to learn more about the competition.