Entries close 9 November 2018
The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Years 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to explore the significance of the Anzac experience and what it has meant for Australia.
The student winner from each state and territory is awarded an overseas trip. Winners, along with runners-up and teacher chaperones, enjoy a two-day trip to Canberra.
To what extent could 1918 be considered a year of victory for Australia and its people?
The Simpson Prize requires students to respond to the question using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection and their own research.
Students are required to make effective use of a minimum of 3 of the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial sources (which can be found at https://www.awm.gov.au/education/simpson-prize/).
It is also expected that up to half of their response will make use of information drawn from their own knowledge and research.
Word and time limits for entries
Essay word limit: 1200-1500 words, not including supplementary information such as a contents page, references, bibliography and appendices.
Audio Visual Presentation word and time limit: No more than 10 minutes accompanied by a written explanation of up to 400 words.
Closing Date: Friday 9 November 2018.
The student winner from each state and territory is awarded an overseas trip. In 2018, the winners went to the Western Front in Europe visiting tourist attractions and sites of historical significance in England, Belgium and France.
Winners, along with runners-up and teacher chaperones, enjoy a two-day trip to Canberra where they visit several of the capital’s museums and institutions, attend the presentation ceremony at Parliament House and enjoy a formal dinner at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.
Runner-up: Caleb Paine, Rose Bay High School
Tasmanian History Teachers’ Association
c/o Rose Bay High School
Lindisfarne TAS 7015
Phone: 03 6244 2544
Contact: Suzanne Pattinson
Phone: 03 6244 2544