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The Barr Smith Prize for Greek

In 1908, the late Robert Barr Smith in 1908 gave the sum of £150 to the University to provide for an annual prize in Greek.

The purpose was varied under a Trust Variation Scheme approved the Attorney General of South Australia on 10 March 2016 to offer an annual prize of $175 per annum or such greater amount as permitted from the income of the Trust Fund from time to time, to the student with the best undergraduate essay with a focus on ancient Greece.

The following rules now apply:-

  1. The prize shall be called ‘The Barr Smith Prize for Greek’.
  2. The value of the prize shall be $175 or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine provided that the value of the prize does not exceed the annual distribution of interest available from the Endowment Fund.
  3. The prize shall be awarded annually to the student for the best undergraduate essay with a focus on ancient Greece.
  4. If, in any particular year, the examiners consider that no candidate is worthy of the prize, then no award shall be made.
  5. If, in any particular year, the examiners consider that two or more candidates are of equal merit, the prize shall be divided equally between the candidates.

The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University’s legal obligations and policies.

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