John Masefield Prize

This prize is awarded for the best original poem in English of not more than 50 lines, on a subject prescribed by the Academic Board. The 2022 subject was ‘Regeneration’.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

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 a committee within the School of Culture and Communications.

  • 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?

Up to $150.

Recipients are required to accept the award online within 21 days.



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