The D L Chapman Memorial Fund was set up using a gift from the late Dr D L Chapman. The D L Chapman Memorial Prize is awarded annually for an original composition in English verse or prose. Entries should not normally exceed 10,000 words. No entry may be submitted more than once, and no material which has previously been published shall be eligible. 

Who can enter? 

The competition is open to any student (undergraduate or graduate) who is a member of the College during Trinity Term. However, no one may receive the D L Chapman Prize more than once. 

How many prizes are there? 

There will usually be one prize. If no entry is of sufficient merit, the judges will recommend that no prize is awarded.

How much is the D L Chapman Prize worth?

The prize is worth up to £180 in books, chosen by the prizewinner and approved by the Academic Director.

How do I enter?

Two copies should be submitted in an envelope clearly labelled with the name of the prize to the Academic Director by Saturday of First Week Michaelmas Term. Authors are asked to conceal their real name and to identify their compositions only by a motto, at the same time identifying themselves as the author in a sealed note inscribed with the pseudonym or motto.

Dr Alexandra Lumbers
Academic Director