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 5 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 6000 entries from 61 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.
The judging panel for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize includes poet Philip Gross, a winner of the TS Eliot Prize, and distinguished barrister Robert Francis QC.
The judging panel for the 2015 Hippocrates Prize will be announced shortly
Awards for the 2014 Prize will be announced by the judges on Saturday 10th May, 2014 in London at the end of the 5th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.
Rules for the Hippocrates Prize
Awards are in three 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;