$3,000 Personal Essay Competition

Hektoen International, a journal of medical humanities, just launched their Seventh Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition.

They are looking for essays that relate to medicine, whether about art, history, literature, education, etc.

The essays should be no more than 1600 words.

They’re offering $3,000 for the grand prize. Plus, an $800 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 April 15th, 2019.

Their previous contest from last summer had a theme: Food and the Body. This edition of the contest is not themed; as long as the essay relates to medicine, it can be entered.

I recommend reading their previously published essays to get a sense of what they’re looking for. They link to several on their front page.

The contest is open to all writers 18 or over.

To learn more, read their contest guidelines.



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