Among the richest poetry and short story prizes in Australia, the Griffith University Josephine Ulrick prizes awarded $30,000 in prize money in 2016.
The prizes are funded by Griffith University and administered by the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science in agreement with the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts.
Read the 2016 media release online here
Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize 2016 winners:
‘T/error: A Troika’, Sarah Holland-Batt, Qld
‘Bloodwork’, Chloe Wilson, Vic
‘Boy’, Jordie Albiston, Vic
‘The Demolition of Hotel Australia’, John Hawke, Vic
‘Preserved Heart with Gunshot Wound’, Sarah Holland-Batt, Qld
‘Whitely visits Morandi’, Nathan Shepherdson, Qld
Judges: Judith Beveridge and Anthony Lawrence
Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize 2016 winners:‘A crack in the teacup’, Melissa Goode, NSW
‘Chess and Dragonflies’, Tessa Lunney, NSW
‘The 45th Parallel’, Laura Kenny, Qld
‘Colour me grey’, Julia Prendergast, Vic
‘Growth’, Mirandi Riwoe, Qld
‘Love Letters’, Deborah Wardle, Vic
Judges: Matthew Lamb and Terri-ann White
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.
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts - and national prizes such as The Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize - were set up in order that her name live on. This award continues the excellence she encouraged in the creative arts.