The 2017 Hippocrates Awards are being organised by the Hippocrates Initiative in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Initiative of Harvard Medical School.
The 2017 Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine Symposium and Awards will be held on Saturday 6th May 2017 at Harvard Medical School.
Entries for the 2017 international Hippocrates Open, Health Professional and Young Poet awards are now closed. Short-listed and commended entrants will be informed in early April. All winning and commended poems in the Hippocrates Prize are published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.
There will be a pre-Symposium event on Poetry and Training the Eye at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston: Friday 5th May – 6.30pm.
The Hippocrates awards comprise
– Awards for Health Professional staff and students from anywhere in the world: a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations
Judges for the 2017 Hippocrates Prize Open, Health Professional and Young Poet Categories are Harvard-trained paediatrician and television writer and producer Neal Baer, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Jorie Graham, National Poet of Scotland Jackie Kay and New York Professor of Psychiatry and poet Owen Lewis. The Young Poets’ judge is writer and teacher Maya Catherine Popa from New York City.
The winning poems and commendations in all the 2017 Hippocrates Awards will be published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.
With a prize fund of £5500 for winning poems in the Open International category and NHS category, and £500 for the Young Poets Award, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. The prize comprises a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations in each of the Open and NHS categories and further commendations in the Young Poets Award. In its first 7 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 8000 entries from over 60 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.
Awards for the 2017 Prize will be announced by the judges at a ceremony at the end of the 8th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine which will be held on Saturday 6th May 2017 at Harvard Medical School.