Awards available for those studying in LDC Awards available for those studying in LDC

Prizes for Outstanding Performance in the First, Second and Final Years

Three annual prizes, worth a total of £400, are awarded for outstanding performance in the first, second and final years of the degree programme.

Rules

The following prizes may be awarded annually in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing:

  1. A sum of £400 shall be available each year for the award of prizes by the Board of Examiners for outstanding performance in the first, second and final years of the degree programme. All students registered for undergraduate degree programmes shall be eligible.
  2. If, no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit the prize shall not be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit the prize may be divided.

 

Outstanding Performance in First Year

2010/11 winner - Samuel Gale

2011/12 winners - Florence Reynolds, Michael Clampin and Jerusha Green

2012/13 winners - James McDermott, Simon Pook, Emma Cooper and Max Melton

 

Outstanding Performance in Second Year

2009/10 winner - Kim Sherwood

2010/11 winners - Thomas Cullimore, Jennifer Grey, Thea Smiley, Daniel Humphreys and Samantha Dordoy

2011/12 winner - Harriet Farnham

2012/13 winner - Jack Palmer

 

Outstanding Performance in Final Year

2009/10 winner - Jodien Wisby

2010/11 winners - Rachel Wemyss and Sarah Burdett

2011/12 winner - Robin Baker-Gibbs and Samantha Purvis

2012/13 winner - Jack Palmer

£400


Prize for Best MA Dissertation

This annual prize of £200 is awarded for the best MA dissertation.

Rules

The following prize may be awarded annually in the School of Literature and Creative Writing:

  1. A sum of £200 to be awarded by the Board of Examiners for the best MA dissertation. The prize shall be used to purchase a book or books chosen by the recipient in consultation with the Head of the School.
  2. If, no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit the prize shall not be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit the prize may be divided.

2009/10 winner - James Midgley

2010/11 winner - Anthony Cule

2011/12 winner - Nell Pach

2012/13 winners - Sophie Collins and Angus Sinclair

2013/14 winner - Emily Rose

£200


The Little, Brown Award (Crime Fiction)

The Prize of £3,000 is to be awarded annually for the best writer of crime fiction on the University of East Anglia MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction). The prize will be open to all students enrolled on the MA in Crime Fiction in a given year and will be based on the material submitted by students for their final assignment of a full length crime fiction manuscript. The winner will be chosen by a panel of Little, Brown editors.

£3,000


The David and Jo Spinks Drama Prizes

The two annual David and Jo Spinks Drama Prizes, worth £1,000 each, are awarded for the most significant contribution to drama during the first or second year of study by a Year 1 and a Year 2 undergraduate student studying for either the degree of Drama, or Drama and English Literature, or Scriptwriting and Performance.

Rules

  1. There shall be two prizes to be awarded annually to be known as The David and Jo Spinks Drama Prizes.
  2. The prizes will be awarded for the most significant contribution to drama during their first or second year of study by a Year 1 and a Year 2 undergraduate student registered for the following degrees: W400 Drama, WQ43 Drama and English Literature, or WW84 Scriptwriting and Performance
  3. The value of each prize shall each be £1000.
  4. The prizes will be awarded in the Autumn Semester in respect of achievement during the preceding year. The method of selection and the criteria for the prizes will be published in the Drama Studio.
  5. The prizes will be awarded by a Prize Committee which will comprise the full-time Drama faculty and a student representative selected by the Drama staff-student Committee.
  6. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, no prizes shall be awarded; if two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, the prizes may be divided.

2008/09 winners - Scott Brown, Linda Black, Joe Wright and Ashley Booth

2009/10 winners - Maria Kivenen, Suzy Gill, Paul Baston and Emily Gosling

2010/11 winners - Mark Dominy, Alice Wright, Nadia Niesterowicz-Newstead and George Chandler

2011/12 winners - Charlotte Graham, Cicely Long, Xanthe Patterson, Jasmine Blackborow and Michael Dolan-Hodgson

2012/13 winners - Alister Dunk, Jerusha Green, Jonathan Cobb and Kelly Tweddell

2013/14 winners - Christopher White, Grace Church, Holly White, James McDermott, Edward Dyer, Charlotte Gocher, Josie Dale-Jones, Jonathan Brown, Michael Bird, Edward Jones and Chameli Bhatia

£1,000 each


The Lorna Sage Memorial Fund Research Project Award

The Lorna Sage Memorial Fund was established in 2001 at the University of East Anglia to encourage and support work in areas connected to Lorna Sage's particular interests, and work that contributes to the remembrance and furtherance of Lorna Sage's work. The Fund supports research projects with awards of up to £2000. Such awards are made at the discretion of the Lorna Sage Memorial Fund committee, which is based in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. More information regarding the awards can be found on the Lorna Sage Memorial Fund page.

Up to £2,000


The Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Trust

The Malcolm Bradbury Trust has been founded, with the support of the UEA and his family and friends, both to commemorate Malcolm's unique role as a literary father figure and, in some ways, to try and follow his example. The Trust's role is to offer a number of scholarships to students attending the UEA creative writing course, and will consider applications for awards of up to £7,000 each for specific projects. For more information about the Trust and eligibility for the awards, please see the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Trust page.

Up to £7,000


UEA Literary Festival MA Crime Fiction Scholarship

The UEA Literary Festival MA Crime Fiction Scholarship has been established to support a student studying on the Crime Fiction MA course within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. The Scholarship will have a value of £7,000 and is sponsored by the Centre for Creative and Performing Arts.

Rules

  1. There shall be an annual Scholarship to be known as the UEA Literary Festival MA Crime Fiction Scholarship. The purpose of the Scholarship is to enable a student to study on the Crime Fiction Taught Masters course offered by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.
  2. All students enrolled on the course, both home and international, are eligible to apply. The Scholarship shall contribute £7,000 split evenly over the two year course, towards the recipient’s tuition fees. The Scholarship will become payable on completion of registration of the successful applicant.
  3. One new Scholarship will be available every year. The Scholarship will be awarded competitively, based upon a display of creative excellence, shown in their application to the course, ordinarily including an interview. The Selection Committee will award the Scholarship based on the following criteria:
  • Exceptional writing potential.
  • Evidence of a commitment to development as a writer.
  • Evidence that the student is at the right stage in their development to receive optimum benefit from their MA studies.
  • Evidence of self-motivation, determination and an active approach to establishing and developing a life as a writer.
  1. Details of the Scholarship will be publicised to all eligible students with appropriate information on selection criteria, application timescale and value of the award.
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Senior Member of Staff on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Crime Fiction MA Convener, the Director of Creative Writing and one other member of the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing’s Creative Writing Committee.
  3. If two or more candidates are seen to be of equal sufficient merit, the scholarship may be divided equally.
  4. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, the Scholarship shall not be awarded. It may be awarded in subsequent years. No person will be awarded a Scholarship more than once.

£7,000


University of East Anglia Jarrold Prize

The annual University of East Anglia Jarrold Prize, worth £200, is awarded for the best overall performance of a final year undergraduate student and is open to those studying for the degree of English Literature and Creative Writing.

Rules

  1. There shall be a prize to be awarded annually to be known as the University of East Anglia Jarrold Prize.
  2. The prize will be for the best overall performance of a final year undergraduate student registered for the following degree: Q3W8 English Literature and Creative Writing.
  3. The value of the prize will be £200.
  4. The prize will be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Examiners for the Final Assessment.
  5. If in any year there are two or more candidates of equal and sufficient merit, the prize may be equally divided. If in any year no candidate is judged to be of sufficient merit, the prize shall not be awarded.


2008/09 winner - Sarah Christie

2009/10 winner - Charlotte Hoare

2010/11 winner - Kim Sherwood

2011/12 winners - Jackson Ariaudo and Jennifer Grey

2012/13 winners - Robin Baker-Gibbs and Samantha Purvis

2013/14 winner - Mitchell Johnson

£200