Spirit of Anzac Prize 2016-17 now open

27 May 2016

Friday 27 May 2016

Entries for the 2016-17 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize are now open, Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said today.

Ms Ryan said the prize was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and all Victorian secondary students in years nine and 10 were welcome to apply.

“Recipients of the Spirit of Anzac Prize get a unique opportunity to travel to significant wartime sites where Australians have served,” Ms Ryan said.

“Twenty two students will be selected for this honour and another 20 regional finalists will participate in a study tour of significant sites in Canberra including the Australian War Memorial.

“I encourage all year nine and 10 students in the Euroa electorate to consider applying.”

Ms Ryan said for the chance to participate, students must submit an entry based on one of two topics.

“The first question focuses on the impact wartime had on women and young people, including the expectations and responsibilities placed on them,” Ms Ryan said.

“The second topic focuses on the experience of them ANZACs themselves during the First World War.

“Students can choose from a range of formats including essay, poem or short story, audio or visual presentation, musical composition, webpage or artwork.

“In 2013 Benalla’s own Whitney James was one of 10 students to win the prize and was recognised for her beautiful musical composition dedicated to the ANZACs.

“The prize is an excellent opportunity for our students to learn more about the men and women who have served in past conflicts and the sacrifices they made.”

There is also an opportunity for secondary school teachers to travel on the study tour as chaperones 

For more information visit www.dpc.vic.gov.au/soap.  Entries close 10am, Friday 23 September 2016.





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