$7,500 Essay Competition from Hektoen International

Hektoen International, the online journal of medical humanities, just launched their latest essay competition.

This competition is in honor of Hektoen Institute Board Member Mrs. Hella Mannheimer, who passed away in 2020.

Submissions should relate medicine to the humanities, and could include topics such as “art, history, literature, education, etc. as they relate to medicine.”

According to their contest page:

In Memoriam: Hella Mannheimer (1924-2020) was a longtime Board Member of the Hektoen Institute of Medicine and served as President of the Women’s Auxiliary Board. She faithfully attended every meeting of the Hektoen Board of Trustees and was a fervent supporter of the humanities. The Hektoen Institute of Medicine thanks her for her years of dedication, and remembers her this year by naming the Hektoen International Grand Prix Essay Competition in her honor.

The essays should be no more than 1500 words. The article must be accompanied by an image, with rights obtained by the author before submission.

They’re offering $5,000 for the grand prize. Plus, an $2,500 runners-up prize.

Keep in mind that they reserve the right to publish your essay whether or not you win the contest.

The deadline to enter is September 15th, 2021.

The contest is open to all writers 18 or over.

To learn more, read their contest guidelines.


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