Biggs Family Prize in Poetry
This prize is sponsored by Peter and Mary Biggs via the Victoria University Foundation.
This prize is awarded to a student who completes the Masters in Creative Writing at Victoria University of Wellington and who, through their folio of work, demonstrated they showed excellent potential as a poet. The student must wish to complete a manuscript for publication.
The recipient will be chosen in early December of each year by the head of the school of the Institute of Modern Letters. A meeting/lunch will be arrange for the recipient to meet with Peter and Mary Biggs.
The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded to the donors.
The Biggs Family Prize in Poetry is awarded at the end of the Masters in Creative Writing course to enable a student to complete a manuscript for publication.
The student would not necessarily currently be the best writer of poetry on the course.