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The Austin and Valerie Asche Essay Prize in Contemporary Australian Society and Culture is awarded to the student who has submitted the best 3000 to 5000 word essay on an issue or issues in contemporary Australian society and culture from the perspective of any discipline, written while an undergraduate student (including honours).
A prize of $1000 is awarded. The prize is presented at one of the annual graduation ceremonies and an appropriate endorsement made on the successful student's academic record.
Applications will be invited by an announcement placed on the Web, on University noticeboards and published in the Handbooks and student newspapers.
An application for the prize using the relevant application form (69 KB) must be received by the applicant's Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor's office by close of applications, as specified below.
APPLICATIONS EXTENDED: For students who completed their course in Trimester 3, 2011 or Trimester 1 or 2, 2012: applications for all student awards will close at noon on Monday, 14 January 2013.
Students completing their course in Trimester 3, 2012 will be invited to apply in the 2013/14 round of student prizes and awards.