Saturday, 15 January 2011

Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

This one from the Stammering Poet blog. 

Have you a poem on a medical subject? This is a lucrative prize in its second year. The winner last year in the ‘open’ category for 2010 was New Zealand poet CK Stead (so it's a pretty high standard. Personally I'm aiming at the commended)

Link here 

Open International awards
£5000  1st prize   
£1000  2nd prize  
£ 500  3rd prize
Twenty commended entries - £ 50  

The 2011 judging panel includes

Gwyneth Lewis who is Wales’ first National Poet.
Professor Steve Field CBE, Chairman of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners from 2007-2010. 

Deadline: 31st January 2011

‘Medical’ is to be interpreted in the widest sense, including the nature of the body, and anatomy; the history, evolution, current and future state of medical science; the nature and experience of tests; the experience of doctors, nurses and other staff in hospitals and in the community; the experience of patients, families, friends and carers in these situations; the experiences of acute and long-term illness and dying, of birth, of cure and convalescence; the patient journey; the nature and experience of treatment with herbs, chemicals and devices used in medicine.  

All winning and commended poems will be published in a book of 46 poems. The highest ranked 300 entries will also be published electronically.  

Poems entered must be of no more than 50 lines not including title or blank lines. 

There's also a section for NHS employees.


Hidden away in the small print, fee £6 per poem


Titus said...

Yay! After the two above, one at least I can think about entering and then miss the deadline! Or do you have to be a doctor?

Emerging Writer said...

No, you don't have to be a doctor and, as far as I can tell, it's free to enter. What's to lose?