Entries are now closed for the 2013 Hippocrates Prize Open and NHS categories.
There were over 1000 entries from 29 countries: from throughout the United Kingdon and USA (39 states), and from Canada to China, Switzerland to South Africa, Netherlands to Australia and New Zealand.
In order of number of entries received, poems were from: United Kingdom, USA, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Canada, Australia, France, Switzerland, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, Greece, Belgium, China, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Montenegro, Zimbabwe, Poland, Macedonia and Spain.
Entries remain open for the 2013 Hippocrates category for Young Poets aged 14-18 years: deadline 12 midnight GMT 1st March.
This new category in the Hippocrates Prize is for Young Poets from anywhere in the world and is for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines in English on a medical theme. The entry fee is £2 per individual poem or £15 per group of 10 poems entered e.g. from a poetry society or school.
The Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets will be judged by poet Clare Pollard, who published her first collection of poetry at the age of 19. The Young Poets Prize offers an award of £500 for the best poem. There will also be ten commendations.
Short-listed poets in all categories of the Hippocrates Prize will be informed by mid-April.
Awards will be announced by the judges on 18th May, 2013 at the Wellcome Collection in London at the end of the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.