Governor-General's Prize

Australia's Most Prestigious Essay Competition

The Governor-General's Prize is an annual essay competition open to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian university.

For over ten years, this prestigious competition has provided students with the opportunity to be recognised for their academic skill, talent, and research.

Each year, the judging panel for the Governor-General’s Prize has been chaired by a Justice of the High Court of Australia. The Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler chaired the judging panel last year.

Entries for the 2018 competition will open in April 2018. 

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Awards Ceremony for the 2017 Governor-General’s Prize at Government House