The sixth Hektoen International Grand Prix Essay Competition will award three finalists for original essays relating to art, history, literature, education, personal narratives, and music as they relate to medicine, as well reports on famous physicians or hospitals.
Articles must be unpublished, original work that relates medicine to the humanities and no more than 1,600 words in length. Articles may include images. Submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word document.
For multiple author articles, only one person should submit the entry and communicate with the editors. Authors retain the copyright to their submissions.
There is no entry fee.
Open worldwide to participants 18 years or older.
Three awards will be presented to the top three finalists: (1) award of 3,000 USD to a top finalist and (2) awards of 800 USD to two runners-up. Winners of the contest will be announced by email in early 2018 and winning articles will be published in an early 2018 issue of Hektoen International.
Unlocking the secrets of a Bohemian painting, Bernard Brabin
Portraits of vision: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sally Metzler
Alcohol and the art of David Teniers Jr., Mirjana Stojkovic – Ivkovic
Walt Whitman: a difficult patient., Jack Coulehan
Sir Roderick Glossop: Wodehouse’s “eminent loony doctor”, Paul Dakin
Patrick Branwell Bronte (1817-1848)…, J.M.S. Pearce
Katherine Anne Porter and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán
Ernest Black Struthers: missionary life…, Peter Kopplin
Reflections on early 20th century tuberculosis…, Gregory Rutecki
Music and brain, Rayda Aaishah Joomun
Mozart “Effect” on us…, Vincent P. de Luise
Was the Mozart Effect evident Mozart?, Harishnath Ramachandra
Life of a blanket in the medical center, Fredna DeCarlo
The girl on the gurney, Diana Pi
Phantom pains, Daly Walker
Redifining the war on cancer, Justin Shea
Serendipity: is it mere lucky coincidence? Isuri Upeksha Wimalasiri
Using bacteria in cancer therapy, Andy Tay