The Pascall Prize*
The Pascall Prize "Australian Critic of the Year" is Australia's only major national prize awarded for critical writing.
The prize is awarded to an Australian critic whose work over the previous 12 to 18 months has contributed significantly to public debate, appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of a particular branch of the arts.
The Recipient of the Pascall Prize is named 'Australian Critic of the Year' and awarded a cash grant.
The Pascall Prize is awarded by a panel of judges that includes industry peers and previous recipients, and a member of the Geraldine Pascall Foundation.
The Pascall Prize seeks to identify and reward an Australian critic whose work
The purpose of the Pascall Prize is to reward a critic or reviewer whose work changes the perceptions of Australians, opens their eyes to a different perspective of their culture, develops a new interest in the subject and is both imaginative and creative.
The Pascall Prize celebrates incisive and well-crafted critical writing in areas including literature, art, architecture, food and wine, music, theatre, film, television, and radio.
*The Rules & Conditions of the Prize "Critic of the Year" are currently under review, with plans to present a reconfigured prize in 2016.
The Pascall Prize
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