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The annual Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine is a £500 award for a single unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines on a medical theme.

It is open to anyone in the world aged 14 – 18.

Poet Siân Hughes will select the winner, and awards will be presented in April 2016 at a ceremony in London. Winning and commended poems in the Young Poets Prize are published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

Since it was founded in 2012 by clinical professor Donald Singer and poet Michael Hulse, there has been interest in the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize from 10 countries, with winners and commended poets from the UK, USA and Canada.

If you wish to take part or to let young poet friends know about the award, entries close at 12 midnight GMT on 29th February, 2016. 

Visit here to find out how to enter for the 2016 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine. 

The Hippocrates Young Poets Prize is supported by healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust and run by the Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine, which received the 2011 Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts for its work on the synergy between medicine, the arts and health.


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