David Carson-Parker Embassy Prize in Scriptwriting
The late David Carson-Parker, via the Victoria University Foundation, established the David Carson-Parker Embassy Prize to be awarded to a student from the Scriptwriting major in Victoria University's MA in Creative Writing. This prize was originally funded by the Embassy Trust, which was formed in July 1996 to preserve and restore the early 20th century theatre turned cinema. With the completion of the Embassy restoration and the winding-up of the Trust, David Carson-Parker (one of the trustees) generously stepped in to continue funding the prize, and to increase its value. David Carson-Parker died in October 2012.
- One prize shall be awarded annually to the writer of the best folio project in the Scriptwriting major of the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University of Wellington.
- The prize is offered to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents only.
- The selection panel shall consist of the Michael Hirschfeld Director of Scriptwriting; a representative of the scriptwriting community; and a representative of the theatre, film or television industry.
- The Michael Hirschfeld Director of Scriptwriting will shortlist three or four works to be judged by the wider selection panel.
- The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded appropriately.