2014 Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets

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Entries for 2014 Young Poets Awards open 1st June, 2013

Deadline for 2014 Awards: midnight GMT 31st January, 2014.


2013 Young Poets Awards ceremony: Saturday 18th May, 2013 

Venue: Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London at the 4th international poetry and medicine symposium. 


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Press release 

The winner of the inaugural Hippocrates Young Poets Prize of £500 is Rosalind Jana from Hereford Sixth Form College in England, for her poem ‘Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis’.


About the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize

This new award offers a prize of £500 for the best poem (in English) on a medical subject, no longer than 50 lines, by a school student from anywhere in the world. 

Entrants can be from anywhere in the world and must be aged 14 to 18 years on the closing date for entries - midnight GMT 31st March, 2013. Entries may be made independently or on behalf of entrants by a school or college.

A medical subject may be anything from experience of illness, birth or death, to hospitals, ambulances and doctors’ surgeries, to the nature and history of medical instruments, processes, drugs, and much more. The field is vast. 

This new inaugural Hippocrates Prize for young poets is supported by the UK medical charity the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine and the UK National Association of Writers in Education.


NAWE said it is delighted that it is becoming a partner in the Hippocrates initiative in sponsoring the first Hippocrates Prize for Schools.

Full details and rules are posted on the Hippocrates Initiative website.

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