The Charles Ede Antiquities Museum Prize valued at $250.00 is offered annually to a student currently enrolled in a Classics & Ancient History course, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, for a piece of written work of 1,500 to 2,000 words focusing on an aspect of the RD Milns Antiquities Museum collection.

First awarded in 1998, the Charles Ede Antiquities Museum Prize is maintained by an annual gift from Mr James Ede in honour of his father, Mr Charles Ede. The Museum has a long standing relationship with Charles Ede Ltd., a renowned London based ancient art gallery, established by Mr Charles Ede in 1971.

Submissions may comprise a study of a single object or a group of objects, housed in the Museum, whether on display or in storage. Alternatively, a submission can treat an aspect of collection management or curatorial processes. Assessment pieces such as Documentary Evidence Reports, Object Analyses, and Research Essays submitted for ANCH courses (past and current) written on and/or including objects from the museum may also be revised for submission.

Submission requirements:

  • Essay format (including footnotes and bibliography, and conforming to Classics and Ancient History referencing conventions)
  • 1,500 to 2,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography)
  • Cover sheet marked "Charles Ede Prize" and listing your name, student number, UQ email address, and 2018 ANCH courses

By send your submission to Dr Janette McWilliam (, Museum Director/Curator, via email no later than 5pm Sunday 30 November 2018. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.

A condition of entry is that a copy of the winning essay will be sent to the donor.

For more information about the prize, please contact Dr Janette McWilliam. If you would like to view any objects in the collection, please contact the Museum Office via or (07) 3365 3010.