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Oxford University Gazette, 2 February 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Chancellor's English Essay and Newdigate Prizes 2006

Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize

The Prize (value about £600), for the best composition in English verse by an undergraduate who has not exceeded four years from matriculation is offered for a poem on the subject 'Touch'.

The poem is not to exceed 300 lines in length. The metre is not restricted to heroic couplets, but dramatic form of composition is not allowed.


Chancellor's English Essay

The Prize (value £250) is offered for an essay on the subject 'Europa'.

The essay should not exceed 12,500 words in length.

General Regulations

The 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.

Entries must be submitted by 6 p.m. on Thursday, 23 March, to Ms Susan Sweet, Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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Chancellor's Latin Prizes 2006

Chancellor's Latin Prose and Verse (value £250 each)

Subjects

The passages prescribed for the compositions (for Latin Prose and for Latin Verse, either for Elegiacs or for Hexameters) are available from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: susan.sweet@admin.ox.ac.uk) and from the Administrator, Classics Office, 65 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU.

Candidates are not restricted to the use of hexameters, but are at liberty to use any metre which they think suitable to their subject. Both in prose and in verse the lines should be numbered. (See also the general regulations below.)

Entries for the prizes must be submitted, in accordance with the general regulations below, to the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 28 April 2006.

General Regulations

The 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. 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.

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