Entries are now being accepted for the Hippocratic Post Student Medical Journalism Awards 2017.  There are six categories.

Winners will receive £350 plus a certificate at the awards ceremony at City, University of London on 6th June 2017, which will presented by Judges from City’s Faculty of Journalism and Hippocratic Post nominees.

The deadline for entries is Saturday, 29th April 2017.

All materials should be health or medicine related.


Carole Stone CBE mental health prize

Carole Stone CBE is a radio and TV broadcaster who was Producer of BBC radio 4’s current affairs discussion programme, Any Questions? As well as being a founding member of Hippocratic Post, she is also Patron of two mental health charities, SANE, and Triumph over Phobia. The prize will be given to an outstanding contribution which elucidates mental health issues in a powerful and thought-provoking way in any medium.

Best short film on a medical topic

Short films have an immediacy and power that can take a little-known topic to a global audience. This prize will go to a short film that is innovative, incisive and visually striking. Films should be no more than 4 minutes long.

Best submission using data and infographics

This prize, sponsored by YouGov, will reward an outstanding contribution in any medium that includes compelling examples of infographics and other interactive resources. Entries could show the use of software applications and data sets in new and interesting ways.

Best drug and medical innovation feature

Development of new drugs can change millions of lives for the better and ground-breaking technology has transformed health care in the UK and around the world. Judges will look for clarity, groundbreaking science and stories that appeal to a wide audience.

Best international story

Globalisation and mass movement of people means that international medical stories have a relevance that they have never had before. We would like to see stories that cross international boundaries and resonate with audiences in the UK.

Best Humanitarian Story

Hippocratic Post has developed a strong relationship with Médecins Sans Frontières and we know, first hand, the power of humanitarian medical stories. This prize will be awarded to stories in any medium that highlight humanitarian efforts around the world.

Who and what is eligible

  • Open to:
    • Postgraduate MA students in journalism at City, University of London
    • Those who gained a journalism MA in the last academic year 2016-17 from City, University of London
    • Third year undergraduate students in journalism at City, University of London
  • Only one piece of work should be submitted for each entry
  • Entries can be made in more than one category
  • Permission must be given for Hippocratic Post to reuse material on the Hippocratic Post website
  • Contact details must be provided

What should you submit?

  • If you are submitting online, please provide a PDF, URL link for each item. URL links alone are sufficient provide the entry is bylined, and not behind access controls
  • If providing PDFs, please label each one clearly with your name and the category in which it is entered
  • You may submit hard copy by post in the form of print or DVD but you must fill in the online entry form. Please send three copies of each article that constitutes the entry to: EVENTS, Osborne’s House South, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7AA. Use the text box beneath the file-upload boxes on the entry form to say if you are sending hard copy
  • All entries should have a short contextual background. There is a box for this under the file-upload boxes on the entry form
  • You must submit a separate entry form for each entry


Closing date: Saturday, 29th April 2017


What happens after you have submitted your entries?

Shortlists will be posted on the Hippocratic Post website.

Individual winners will receive a cheque for £350 and a certificate and the commended entries will receive a certificate

Any queries, please contact the Events Team [email protected]


Awards Entry Form

  • Your entry cannot be processed unless you fill in all the boxes marked *
  • You may enter each award category only once
  • Please use a separate form for each category you enter
  • All material must be health or medicine related Mental Health Prize (in any media)
  • Each PDF must be clearly labelled with your name and the award entered

If you failed to adhere to the above conditions your entry may be discarded


PDFs, JPG & PNG permitted (2MB max)

If you experience any problems submitting your entry please email [email protected]