2015 Young Poets category 

Judge Simon Rae discussing the 2015 Hippocrates Young Poets shortlist

- Simon Rae on YouTube discussing and reading extracts from the entries

Simon Rae discussing themes in the 2015 Young Poet entries

Entries are now closed for the 2015 Hippocrates Young Poets Award for Poetry and Medicine.

See the shortlist and commended entries for the 2015 Young Poets Award.

The Young Poets category is for poets from anywhere in the world aged 14 to 18 years.

Rules for Young Poets Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

£2 per entry. £15 per 10 entries from schools. Go to payment page.

This international Hippocrates Prize category is for entrants aged under 19 years. This £500 award was launched in 2012, and is for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines in English on a medical theme. 

The 2015 Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets will be judged by poet Simon Rae and the winner announced in London at an Awards event on Friday 22nd May.

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Simon Rae

Simon Rae is a poet, biographer, broadcaster, playwright and novelist. He presented Poetry Please! on Radio 4 for many years and wrote rude poems about politicians for the Guardian newspaper for even longer. In 1999 he won the National Poetry Competition after twice coming runner-up. His collection, Gift Horses, was published in 2006. More recently he has written three novels for younger readers, UnplayableKeras and Medusa’s Butterfly, and his first detective story, Bodyline, comes out in spring 2015. 

The winner in 2013 of the inaugural Hippocrates Young Poets Prize was Rosalind Jana from Hereford Sixth Form College in England, for her poem Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Adolescent Scoliosis.

The winner in the 2014 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize was Conor McKee from Sidney Sussex College Cambridge for his poem I Will Not Cut for Stone.

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