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Hektoen International Writing Contest

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  January 15, 2020  (expired!)
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    Hektoen International Writing Contest

    Hektoen International, an online journal of medical humanities, has launched an international essay writing competition. This year’s theme is Blood.

    They will consider essays on pioneers in hematology (such as Herrick, Minot, Murphy, Whipple, or Landsteiner), the history of venesection, barber surgeons, the use of leeches, and vampires; as well as historical aspects of blood transfusion, artificial blood, blood groups, blood preservation and blood banks, blood in surgery, blood diseases (such as pernicious anemia, sickle-cell disease, thalassemia, leukemias, and hemophilia), and the history and work of the Red Cross.

    Entries should be no longer than 1,600 words and must also include at least one image.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to anyone 18 years or older.


    Two prizes will be awarded: $3000 for the winner and $800 for the runner up.

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