Friday, February 23, 2018

The Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine


The Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an international prize for a single unpublished poem in English on a medical theme. The length of the poem should be not more than 50 lines of text. Entrants should be aged 14 - 18 years old on the closing date for entries - 1st March.

The award for the winner is £500 (~ USD 670). 

Entries for the 2018 Hippocrates Young Poet Poetry and Medicine Prize close at 12 midnight ie the end of the day on 1st March 2018 in the relevant international time zone for entrants. 

Since its launch in 20013, the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine has attracted entries from Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, with winners from the USA, the UK and Hong Kong. 

Shortlisted poets will be informed by email and information about the shortlist and the commended entries posted on the Hippocrates Prize website. The winners in the 2018 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize will be announced at the Hippocrates Awards ceremony on Friday 11th May 2018 at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

To find out more about the 2018 prize, or to enter, click here.

Organiser Donald Singer said: “We are delighted to have such international interest in the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize. We are also grateful that the 2018 Hippocrates Awards Ceremony will be hosted by the US Poetry Foundation in Chicago. 

The Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine – winner of the 2011 Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts – is an interdisciplinary venture that investigates the synergy between medicine, the arts and health.
Notes for editors
For more on the Hippocrates Prize  contact +44 7494 450805  or email

The 2018 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize judge is Alisha Kaplan

No comments: