Garth Maxwell Creative Project Prize

A Prize to recognise exceptional and innovative work in Drama, Screen Production and Creative Writing by masters and PhD students in a competition held in the Faculty of Arts.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Masters or PhD in Drama, Screen Production, or Creative Writing
Opening date:
Closing date: Mid-October
For: Prize
Number on offer: Two
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $5,000 first prize, $2,200 second prize

The Prize was established in 2023 and is funded by New Zealand film maker Garth Maxwell, an alumnus of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.

The main purpose of the Prize is to recognise exceptional and innovative work in the areas of Drama, Screen Production, and Creative Writing, and to assist with completing and bringing such work to the attention of the market.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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