Griffith University has been proud to support the Josephine Ulrick Poetry and Literature Prizes in recent years. These awards have played a significant role in the advancement and promotion of Australian short stories and poetry, with many award winners going on to become significant figures on the Australian and international writing scene.
It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Win Schubert, a vital steward of these prizes.
There are now significantly more opportunities for writers in Australia and at this stage the awards will be suspended pending review.
We wish to acknowledge the support of the Australian writing community and thank the many and varied contributions over the years to these awards.
About Josephine Ulrick
Josephine Ulrick was born on 17 June 1952 and died on 10 January 1997. She was herself a writer and a poet as well as a great patron of the arts. Her role as curator of the Galleries Schubert made her a vital and inspirational mentor for the artists of South-East Queensland. She recognised great talent and strove to nurture it, encouraging many artists to achieve their full potential. She will be remembered by those with whom she shared her creativity, knowledge and passion for life.