Prize details

Story Inc Prize for Poetry

Value:

$400

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

In 2000, Wellington exhibition design company Story! Inc created a permanent installation called the "Wall of Words" in the lobby of the Royal Sun Alliance building in Auckland. The Wall uses over 80 New Zealand quotations to create an expression of our national identity. What could be more appropriate than a prize for New Zealand's next generation of poets? The prize is awarded by the on the basis of literary merit when the Victoria Undergraduate Poetry Workshop is completed. A copy of the selected work will be sent to Story Inc before the prize is awarded.

Information

In 2000, Wellington exhibition design company Story Inc created a permanent installation called the "Wall of Words" in the lobby of the Vero building in Auckland. The Wall uses over 80 New Zealand quotations, some famous, others little-known, to create an expression of our national identity. Most of the living authors (or speakers) quoted on the Wall (or their families) generously agreed to waive their copyright fee in favour of a collective donation to an appropriate charity. What could be more appropriate than a prize for New Zealand's next generation of poets?

The successful recipient shall be selected by the Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters (or nominee). As the prize will be awarded on literary merit, Story Inc do not wish to be included in the selection process but will see a copy of the winning work, prior to the prize being awarded.

1. 1. The prize will be awarded to the author of the best poetry folio in CREW 253 or CREW 256.

2. Should the Victoria Undergraduate Poetry Workshop permanently cease to be offered, the prize shall be awarded to a similar course on the approval of the Trustees of the Victoria University Foundation. Where possible this will be decided in conjunction with Story Inc.

3. The prize may be held in conjunction with other awards.

4. The prize will be awarded solely on the basis of literary merit.

5. The prize will be awarded annually, subject to the course being offered. If, in any year, the prize is not awarded, the interest earned will be added to the capital value.

6. The value of the prize will be approximately $400.

7. The prize is open to international students, New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

8. Recipients will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded to the donor.