Margaret Clark Prize
The prize was established in 2012 via the Victoria University Foundation by Emeritus Professor Dame Margaret Clark. She founded two series of books on NZ elections and political leadership, and for many years was responsible for the University's very popular first-year introductory course in NZ government and politics.
This prize is awarded to an Honours or Masters student in the Political Science and International Relations Programme who has completed an essay on an aspect of New Zealand government, politics, or international relations, and is judged to be most worthy of the award. In any given year the prize may be shared between a maximum of two students.
The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the Head of School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations in consultation with the academic staff and Head of Programme in Political Science and International Relations.
The names of the students awarded this Prize will be inscribed on the Honours Board at the premises of the School.
The value of the prize in any year shall be determined after consideration of the income from the fund. If in any year the income from the fund or any part thereof is not expended, it may be added to the fund.
The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks which will be forwarded appropriately.