Gertrude Hartley Prize

A Gertrude Hartley Prize may be awarded annually in Trinity Term for the best poem in English submitted by a graduate or undergraduate member of the College.

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

Open to any current Balliol student. Poems previously published and judged to be a prize winner will not be eligible.

Amount awarded: 


How and when to apply: 

A call for submissions will usually be circulated by email in early Hilary Term with a closing date in 9th week. Entries should be sent by email to the Student Finance Officer.

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 the Gertrude Hartley Prize, please contact the Student Finance Officer.