The prize is awarded annually for excellence in Original Composition and is valued at $1500. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zelanad. The topic for 2008 is a composition for string quartet. The work must be not less than 8 minutes and not more than 15 minutes in duration. The prize regulations may be obtained from The Manager, Student Administration, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin. Applications close with the University on 1 July 2008.