Melbourne Writers Festival Creative Writing Prize

27th Feb 2017
31st Mar 2018
Study level
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area

Creative Writing


In partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Faculty of Arts is pleased to award the Melbourne Writers Festival Creative Writing Prize. It is awarded to the student who achieves the best overall result in the third year Creative Writing program and who continues into the fourth year honours Creative Writing program or the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing.

The winner for 2016 was Magenta Sheridan.


A MWF Premium Pass and $1,000


The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.