Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize
The Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize is an annual competition held to select Year 9 or 10 students for an overseas study tour of sites where Australians have served in war, centred on Gallipoli or the Western Front.
In a first for the competition, the 2013-14 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize will provide 12 students, two more than in previous years, with the opportunity to participate in the study tour. In addition, regional finalists will tour a significant Australian location and will be invited to attend lunch with the Premier of Victoria.
The competition is open to students in Years 9 and 10 currently enrolled in Victorian Government, Catholic and Independent Schools. Students need their parents' permission to enter the competition.
Developed in conjunction with the History Teachers Association of Victoria, this year's topic invites students to submit an entry that addresses the following:
To what extent is the Anzac spirit relevant to life in Australia today? What can it teach us about the Australia we want for the future?
Students are asked to refer to examples of the Anzac spirit from Australia's involvement in wars and conflicts from Gallipoli through to the present day, and relate those experiences to positive values in their community and activities in everyday life.
Non-essay entries needed to have a supporting statement of up to 500 words.
Entries must be received by Friday 18 October 2013. Early lodgement is welcome at any time.
For more information visit our Facebook page and check out what last year's Prize recipients had to say about the Tour. Read the video transcript (RTF 29KB).
Any queries please contact Joshua Meggitt on (03) 9208 3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers please note!
Applications to become one of the teacher chaperones appointed to accompany the students on tour are now open. Download the 2013-14 Premier's Spirit of Anzac Prize Teacher Chaperone Entry Form (PDF 429 KB) or (Word 1.5 MB).
For more information please contact Patricia Pollard on 03 9208 3858 or email email@example.com.
You can also read about previous study tours:
- 2012-13 Spirit of ANZAC Prize - Gallipoli, the Western Front and Barendrecht
- 2011-12 Spirit of ANZAC Prize
- 2011-12 Canberra study tour (PDF 414 KB) or (Word 1 MB)
- 2010-11 Spirit of ANZAC Prize