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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Update on 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

The 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine now has 3 categories: Open International, UK NHS-related, and Young Poets.

Entries for Young Poets ages 14-18 years remain open until 12 midnight 31st March.  Judging will take place in April.

Short-listing for entries in the Open International and UK NHS-related categories will take place on Monday 25th March in London. The judging panel Jo Shapcott, Roger Highfield and Theodore Dalrymple will prepare a short-list for the top 3 poems in both categories and select 20 further poems in each category for commendation from the over 1000 entries received from 32 countries for the 2013 awards.

Judges Roger Highfield, Jo Shapcott and Theodore Dalrymple
The short-list will be announced during the first week in April. Short-listed and commended poets will be contacted by email. Details of short-listed and commended poets and poems will be posted on tbe Hippocrates Initiative website.
Awards will be announced on 18th May at the 4th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine at the Wellcome Rooms in London.

Registration and abstract submission are open for the Awards Symposium.

With a 1st prize for the winning poem in each category of £5,000, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. In its first 4 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted around 5000 entries from 55 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia. 

Awards are in an Open category, which anyone in the world may enter, and 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. 

Co-organizers are medical professor Donald Singer and poet and translator Michael Hulse. The main supporter of the 2013 Hippocrates Prize is UK medical charity the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.

See weblink to register for the Hippocrates in Venice workshop 21-22 September, 2013.

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