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Fund Details
Macmillan Brown Prize for Writers
Award Amount
$500 or $2,500


This prize is recognises excellence in English composition by current and recent undergraduate students of the University of Canterbury. Two prizes are available annually: a first prize with a value of $2,500 and a second prize with a value of $500.

For more information and to view the regulations, click here.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at the University, or have become eligible to graduate with an undergraduate degree from the University no more than three years prior to the closing date for applications

Additional Information:

Candidates must submit an original piece of writing of their own sole composition, either unpublished or published, which deals imaginatively with any theme: either an essay, a short story, a poem or group of poems, or a short play. Submissions must be anonymous and linked to the candidate only through a motto of the candidate’s choice.

The total length of the submission must not exceed 2,500 words.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

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  • Undergraduate
  • Recent UC graduate
    Level of Study
    • Current undergraduate students
    • UC Graduates
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      • Part-time study
        Domestic/International Students
        • Both domestic and international
          Application Closing Month
          • Any
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            5 Aug 2020
            Deadline Date (NZST Time Zone):
            30 Sep 2020 11:59 PM