Bob and Jeanie Heller Prize

The Bob and Jeanie Heller Prize may be awarded annually for the best piece of satirical writing, no longer than 1,000 words.

Type of award: 
Academic or academic-related
Eligibility or selection criteria: 

Open to all Balliol students.

Amount awarded: 


How and when to apply: 

A call for entries will be circulated by email at the start of Hilary Term. Entries should be sent by email to the Student Finance Officer usually by the 9th week of Hilary.

Further information: 

Rules for all College prizes:

  • No essay which has already won a College or University prize shall be submitted for another College prize. The closing date for all essays and poems will be indicated when advertised. Students whose status is suspended are not normally eligible to make submissions for prizes.
  • Examiners are empowered to divide the prizes. In any year in which there are no candidates of sufficient merit the examiners may decide not to award the prize or to award a prize of lesser value.

If you have any queries about this prize, please contact the Student Finance Officer.

Funding source(s): 

Richard Heller (Balliol 1966) established this prize in memory of his parents.