Scholarships and Prizes 2005:
English Language and Literature
CHANCELLOR'S ENGLISH ESSAY AND NEWDIGATE PRIZES 2006
Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize (about £600, for the best composition in English Verse by an undergraduate who has not exceeded four years from matriculation)Subject: `Touch'
The length of the poem is not to exceed 300 lines. The metre is not restricted to heroic couplets; but dramatic form of composition is not allowed [see also the general regulations below.]
Chancellor's English Essay (value £250)Subject: `Europa'
The essay should not exceed 12,500 words in length (see also the general regulations below).
Entries for either prize must be submitted in accordance with the general regulations below to the Head of the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by 5 p.m. on 23 March 2006.
General RegulationsThe Prizes are open to all members of the University who on the closing date for entries will not have exceeded four years from their matriculation (except that the Newdigate Prize is open only to undergraduates).
In every case the time is computed by calendar, not academical, years, and strictly from the day of matriculation to the day of entry without reference to any intervening circumstances whatever.
No person who has already obtained a prize will be entitled to a second prize of the same description.
No entry can be accepted which does not comply with the following special regulations:
1. Three typed copies of the exercise must be sent, and the words `Three typed copies enclosed' must appear on the envelope together with the name of the prize concerned.
2. Each composition must be distinguished by a motto, and authors are required to conceal their names.
3. In a separate sealed envelope, with the same motto inscribed upon it, the name, college, and date of matriculation must be enclosed.
Manuscript corrections, if any such are necessary, should not be in the candidate's handwriting.