The three members of this year's
judging panel are poet Philip Gross, a winner of the TS Eliot Prize, distinguished barrister Robert Francis QC, and Mumsnet Editor Sarah Crown.
The judges will agree short-lists
for the top 3 awards in the NHS and international Open sections of the
Hippocrates Awards. They will also agree commendations for entries to the
awards. The 2014 Hippocrates Anthology of winning and commended poems will be published at the end of Hippocrates Awards ceremony in London on Saturday 10th May.
entries for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine have
been submitted from around the world. With a 1st prize for the winning poem
in the Open and in the NHS category of £5,000, the Hippocrates prize is one of
the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem.
Short lists for Awards in the
Hippocrates Prize will be announced on Thursday 3rd April.
for the 2014 Hippocrates Awards are from 31 countries from 6 continents around
the world. Entries have arrived from throughout the United Kingdom and the
United States, and from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic,
France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Malta, New Zealand,
Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri
Lanka, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Zimbabwe.
international Young Poets Award, is being judged by poet
Kit Wright. Entries were received from Young Poets from England, Ireland,
and Scotland in the UK, and from Israel, Italy, Nigeria, South Africa and the
USA. The winning Young Poet will receive an award of £500, the winner to be
announced at Awards Ceremony at the close of the 5th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine in
London on Saturday 10th May.
- a £5000 first prize in the Open category, which anyone in the world may
- a £5000 first prize in the 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;
- a £500 prize for the Young Poets category in the international Hippocrates
Prize for an unpublished poem in English on a medical theme. Entries are open
to young poets from anywhere in the world aged 14 to 18 years.
The Hippocrates Initiative began
in 2009 as the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine for an unpublished
poem on a medical subject.
The Hippocrates Initiative now
also includes the international Hippocrates Society for Poetry and Medicine,
annual international symposia at which the Hippocrates awards are also
presented, an international research forum for poetry and medicine, The Hippocrates
Press, and workshops, the first held in Venice in September 2013.
Since its launch in 2009, the annual Hippocrates Prize has attracted thousands
of entries from 61 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and from Finland to