Call for entries for the Yale-UCL Poetry Competition 2014

We are very excited to give you the opportunity to enter the Yale-UCL Poetry Competition 2014. This is a wonderful chance for the creative students among you to compose a poem on a topic of your choice for the chance to win a £1000 (~$1500) prize!

All entries will be judged by a panel of scientific and literary academics at Yale and UCL as well as by Professor John Martin, the Yale-UCL Collaborative co-director, cardiologist and published poet.

In previous years, winning entries have been published in the New York Times. Last week, a piece on the Yale-UCL Poetry Competition was featured on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Please click on the following link to listen to excerpts from previous winner's poems as well as an interview with Professor Martin:

Submission criteria 2014:

  • Submission deadline: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Entries are limited to one A4 (8.27" x 11.69") page of poetry
  • Up to three submissions can be made per student, either as a Word or PDF document
  • The subject of your email, the title of documents attached, and each document, must include the following: Your full name, university, department (Medicine or Engineering), and the title of your poem.

Please e-mail all submissions and any questions to:

NB - students cannot re-submit poems from previous years. To view winning entries from previous years, please follow this link:

The winner(s) of the 2014 competition will be announced at the end of July. Wishing you the best of luck!

This article was submitted by Liz Pantani on March 31, 2014.