The Dean’s Prize for the Arts and Humanities

The Dean’s Prize for the Arts and Humanities is an annual competition open to undergraduate year 2 students (registered in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities).

Aiming to showcase the creative work of the arts and humanities students, it’s a great way to demonstrate your skills.

The winner of the prize receives £500 and the accolade of winning the prize. There are three runners-up prizes on offer.

This year's question is:

The humanities analyse the multiple ways in which humans shape their world, and they are inspired by the possibility of making that world a richer, better, more interesting and meaningful one.

For this year’s Dean’s Prize you are invited to explore the humanities’ utopian project by offering a submission on the theme of utopia itself.

Entries can be submitted in any format. Some examples may include a short video, photograph, poem, essay or piece of art work (this list is by no means exhaustive).

The competition is all about creativity and imagination so feel free to explore the question area in the way you see fit.

Deadline: 12 noon Thursday 16 March 2017

Winners will be announced on Friday 28 April 2017 and will be presented with their prizes at an awards ceremony in September 2017 (date TBC).

How to enter

Fill in and send the application form along with your entry to the Arts and Humanities Events Office (details included on the application form).

Download: Application form

Questions and further information
More information, including how to enter is included in the FAQ’s and competition rules.

Download: Terms and Conditions [PDF]

Download: FAQ’s [PDF]

Download: Flyer [PDF]

If you have any other questions about the prize, please email

We look forward to receiving your entry.

Good luck!