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ENGLISH ACADEMY AWARDS (article first published : 2001-04-21)

The English Academy of Southern Africa invites entries for their prestigious Oliver Schreiner prize for Poetry and The Thomas Pringle awards.

Each year the Thomas Pringle Awards focus on different categories. The cash value of each prize is R2,000 and each winner will also be presented with an illuminated certificate at an awards function. This year the areas of achievement include reviews, articles and poems and entries are invited from editors of journals and newspapers:

Reviews these include play, book, film, radio and television reviews in newspapers and/or periodicals published last year. A candidate is likely to receive preference where several reviews have been submitted, rather than just a single example. This award is aimed at promoting a better understanding of the nature and purpose of such high standard reviews.

Articles - an article on English in Education and/or teaching of English, published in 1999 or 2000.

Poems - one or more poems published in journals or periodicals in 1999 or 2000.

The Olive Schreiner prize is awarded to a new talent in prose, poetry and/or drama. Entries are invited from poets who have published a volume or collection of original poetry during 1998, 1999 or 2000. Works submitted will be acknowledged but cannot be returned. The cash value of this prize is R5,000.

Deadline for entries is May 31. Post to the Administrative Officer, PO Box 124, Wits, 2050. More details from (011) 717-9339




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