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Date posted: January 3, 2013

Deadline midnight GMT 31st Jan 2013

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 on Medicine

In its first 3 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted around 4000 entries from 44 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.

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine is an annual international award for an unpublished poem on a medical subject. Poems must be no more than 50 lines in length and not have previously been published in any form.

Poems must be entered online and must be accompanied by payment of £7 for each poem entered, by secure online payment, or by cheque made payable to ’The Hippocrates Prize’ c/o The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, 12 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DR.

The online submission site will ask you to select OPEN if your entry is in the international open category, or NHS if you are entering entered in the category for National Health Service related employees (current or former) or UK health students. The writer’s name should not appear in the text box for your poem(s). A poem entered in the NHS category may win a prize in the Open category, but a poem entered in the Open category may not win a prize in the NHS category. No poem may win more than one prize. Proof of NHS employee or health student status will be required from winners in the NHS category.

More details : http://www.hippocrates-poetry.org/hippocrates-prize/2013-hippocrates-prize/

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