John Masefield Prize

This prize, worth approximately $150, is awarded for the best original poem in English of not more than 50 lines, on a subject prescribed by the Academic Board. This year, the subject is ‘Regeneration’ (2022).

Applications open

1 Nov 2022

Applications closed

30 Nov 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $150

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in study at any level at the University of Melbourne

    Selection criteria

    The winner of the prize will be determined by the Academic Board on the recommendation of a committee appointed by the School of Culture and Communications.

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days
    • Write a letter of appreciation to their donor/committee (upon acceptance) and send to
  • Application process

    Applications should be submitted via Microsoft Forms at the following link: John Masefield Prize

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    John Masefield

    John Masefield (1878-1967) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. Poet, novelist, dramatist and journalist, John Masefield's literary career was rich and varied, and although his reputation waned in later years, he is recognised for his wide range, encompassing ballads, nature poetry and mythological narrative, and for his attempt to make poetry a popular art. This prize was first awarded in 1949.

What are the benefits?

In 2022 the value of the award was $150.


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