Churchill College & Faculty of English Prizes

The John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan and Other poetry prize winners 2016

Greg Forrest (Clare College) and Lilly Posnett (Homerton College) – Joint Winners of the Other Prize, Professor Dame Athene Donald — The Master of Churchill College, Olivia Scott-Berry (Newnham) who was awarded a special commendation for this year’s “Other Prize” and Nell Whittaker (Fitzwilliam College) – Winner of the Poetry Prize.

The John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan poetry prize

The prize is open to those in statu pupillari in the University of Cambridge. The prize will be awarded for an original verse composition in any form, of not more than 500 lines in length. The winning poem will be published on each occasion in the journal Salt, with the donor's agreement. The prize will be a single award of £500, though a shared prize may be awarded in the event of two equally appropriate candidates. The winning poem will be published in The Churchill Review.

The prize will not be awarded if no entries are of adequate quality; it will not be awarded twice to the same person. The judges may, if they wish, make honourable mention of another entry or entries. The prize will be administered jointly by the Faculty of English and Churchill College. There will be three judges, one from the College, one from the Faculty, and one external judge who will normally be a practising poet. Candidates must send four copies of their entry which should be in typescript and in loose-leaf form, and must not bear the author's name.

Entries

Entries should be sent, with a covering note of the author's name, College and home address to:

The Senior Tutor
Churchill College
Cambridge CB3 0DS

Entires should arrive by the end of the Lent Full Term 2017. The award of the prize will be announced by the end of the Easter Term 2017.

The Poetry prize was awarded in 2015 to Flora de Falbe of Clare College. 


The Other Prize

The Other Prize is open to those in statu pupillari in the University of Cambridge. It will be awarded for an original, unperformed play of any length. Candidates may enter more than one play. The Prize will be a single award of £500, though a shared prize may be awarded in the event of two equally appropriate candidates; the Prize will not be awarded if no entries are of adequate quality. The winning play will also be staged by the Marlowe Society.  

The Prize may not be awarded twice to the same person. Adjudication will be in two stages. A short list will be selected by a panel consisting of one appointed by Churchill College, one by Homerton College Theatre Department, one by the Marlowe Society. 

Entries

Candidates must send four copies of their entry which should be in typescript and in loose-leaf form, and must not bear the author's name.

They should be sent, with a covering note of the author's name, College and home address to:

The Senior Tutor
Churchill College
Cambridge CB3 0DS

Entries should arrive by the end of the Lent Full Term 2017. The award of the prize will be announced by the end of the Easter Term 2017.


2016 winners

Nell Whittaker 2016 winner of the Other Prize

Nell Whittaker 2016 winner of the Other Prize

Poetry Prize

The 2016 Poetry Prize Winnner was awarded to Nell Whittaker (Fitzwilliam College). Read her poem

Other Prize

The 2016 Other prize was jointley awarded in 2016 to Lilly Posnett (Homerton College) and Greg Forrest (Clare College).

Olivia Scott-Berry (Newnham).was awarded a special commendation.


Links

Faculty of English

www.johnkinsella.org

Cambridge University Marlowe Dramatic Society

Photographs: 1.Poetry Prize winner Joseph Minden 2.Other Prize winner Harry Buckoke