Prize details

Biggs Family Prize in Poetry

Value:

$3,000

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

Sponsored by Peter and Mary Biggs via the Victoria University Foundation, this prize is awarded to a student who has just completed the Masters in Creative Writing at Victoria University and who, through their folio of work, demonstrates that they have excellent potential as a poet and would benefit greatly from the opportunity afforded by the scholarship of focusing full-time for a period on completion of a manuscript. The student would not necessarily currently be the best writer of poetry on the course.

Information

This prize is sponsored by Peter and Mary Biggs via the Victoria University Foundation.

1. It is awarded to a student who has just completed the Masters in Creative Writing at Victoria University and who, through their folio of work, demonstrates that they have excellent potential as a poet and would benefit greatly from the opportunity afforded by the scholarship of focusing full-time for a period on completion of a manuscript.

2. The student would not necessarily currently be the best writer of poetry on the course.

3. The Biggs Family Prize in Poetry will be awarded at the end of the Masters in Creative Writing course to enable a student to complete a manuscript for publication.

4. The recipient will be chosen in early December of each year and a meeting/lunch arranged for them to meet with Peter and Mary Biggs.

5. The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded to the donors.