The Italian Honours Prize was constituted in 2002 by Margaret Baker, one of the first appointees to the Flinders Italian teaching staff. It commemorates those who were instrumental in establishing the tradition of Italian scholarship at Flinders, in particular the Adelaide Italian Community and its chief fundraiser for the establishment of the Chair in Italian, Dott Giorgio Masero, and the Foundation Professor, Antonio Comin.
- The name of the prize shall be The Italian Honours Prize.
- The value of the prize shall be $125.
- The prize shall be awarded annually.
- Subject to clauses 4 and 5, the prize shall be awarded to the top student who has successfully completed the Honours program and who has a classification of 2A or above.
- The Examinations Board, on the recommendation of the staff in Italian who have been involved in teaching the Honours topics, shall determine the eligibility and ranking of the candidates for the prize. The prize shall not be awarded if, in the opinion of the Board, there is no applicant of sufficient merit.
- If two or more students receive the same overall percentage results, their undergraduate record in Italian will also be considered.