The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. With a 1st prize for the winning poem in both the Open International and the NHS category of £5,000, the Hippocrates prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.
Awards are in 3 categories:
- an Open category, which anyone in the world may enter;
- an NHS category, which is open to UK National Health Service employees, health students and those working in professional organisations involved in education and training of NHS students and staff.
- a category for Young Poets aged 14 - 18 years
1st Feb 5pm GMT deadline for the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
The 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine has a £5000 1st prize both in a UK NHS category and an Open International category. Judges are poet Jo Shapcott, science writer and Science Museums Director Roger Highfield, and medical doctor and writer Theodore Dalrymple.
There have been entries to date for 2013 Hippocrates awards from 16 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, South Asia and Australasia.
The Hippocrates Prize is for unpublished poems in English on a medical theme, up to 50 lines, in addition to the title and lines between verses.
Entries are online.
1st March deadline for the Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets
Also two months until the 1st March 2013 deadline for the new Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets which has a £500 1st prize.
The Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets - judged by poet Claire Pollard - is for unpublished poems in English on a medical theme, up to 50 lines, in addition to the title and lines between verses.
For the Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets entries are online and poets should be aged 14 to 18 years old on the 1st March 2013 submission deadline. Entries for this new prize may either be made by individual young poets, or on their behalf by parents, schools or colleges.
|Palazzo Ca' Pesaro Papafava in the heart of Venice|
The Hippocrates in Venice workshop will consist of lectures, breakout sessions, round table discussions on the interface between poetry and medicine, both from a humanities perspective and from the perspectives of health professionals, patients and poets.
The venue is the 15th Century Palazzo Ca' Pesaro Papafava in the heart of old Venice, Italy.
To express interest in attending, email the organisers.
Saturday 18th May 2013, London: International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine
The Symposium will take place at the Wellcome Collection rooms in London. Abstract submission and registration is currently open for the symposium, which will include poster sessions, lectures, round table discussions and poetry readings by 2013 Hippocrates Awards judge: poet Jo Shapcott. There will be sessions on historical and contemporary themes, illness and poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry in the education of medical students, nurses and doctors, and poetry as an aid to health professionals.
|Wellcome Collection, London|
The 2013 Symposium Faculty includes: Theodore Dalrymple (Doctor and writer; 2013 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel); Michael Hulse (Speaker and Chair; Writing Programme, Warwick):Roger Highfield (Director of External Affairs, Science Museum Group, London: 2013 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel); Anne Hudson Jones (Speaker: Harris L Kempner Professor in Humanities in Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston); Hugues Marchal (Speaker: Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, Basel University, Switzerland); Femi Oyebode (Psychiatrist, University of Birmingham); Jo Shapcott (Poet, Royal Holloway College, London; 2013 Hippocrates Prize Judging Panel); Donald Singer (Speaker and Chair; Warwick Medical School).