The Bean Essay Prize was established in 1921 by the Reverend Edwin Bean who wished to encourage in the University the practice of original English composition.
Awarded annually for the most outstanding English essay in level 200 or level 300 units. Essays will be selected for submission by the lecturers coordinating each unit. Each essay must be between 2000 and 4000 words in length. The judges will assign weight principally to logical arrangement and development of theme, clearness and aptness of expression and good literary style, and secondly to mastery of the subject and originality and power of thought.