History-based competitions provide an excellent opportunity for students to conduct focused research into their local, national and global communities.
There is still time to prepare final entries for both state and national competitions, prizes and awards open to students from Years R-12 in 2020.
The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards is a national competition recognising the work of primary and secondary students, teachers and schools to engage with veterans and honour Australia’s wartime history. Closing date for entries via the Anzac Portal is 5pm AEST Friday 11 September 2020. Visit the ANZAC Portal for more details.
The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to explore the significance of the Anzac experience and what it has meant for Australia. The prompt for the 2021 Simpson Prize is “How do lesser known stories from the Western Front expand our understanding of the Australian experience of the First World War?” Competition entries are due on Friday 6 November 2020. For more information visit The Simpson Prize Website
The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students in Years R-12. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. Competition entries close 28 August 2020. Visit The National History Challenge for more information.
The Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools is a cross-sector initiative open to all South Australian schools, including government, Catholic and independent. The awards aim to develop student awareness and skills as active and informed citizens in a multicultural and democratic society. This Competition is open to students in Years 5-12. Entries must be received no later than Friday 18 September 2020 at 5pm. Please see SA Department for Education for further information