The competition provides the opportunity for young South Australians to examine and empathise with the remarkable sacrifices of South Australian servicemen and servicewomen during the 20th
Following a selection process, students will be invited to participate in the State Government’s fully funded study tour during 2021.
The students will be accompanied on the tour by a representative of the SA Branch of the Returned & Services League (RSL) of Australia, a representative of the Department for Education and appointed teachers.
Selection of the students to participate in the tour involves the submission of an entry as outlined below and an interview for those students shortlisted.
Teachers will also be selected to accompany the students on the study tour. Teachers are eligible to apply if they have worked directly with students entering the 2021 Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize.
Using a range of sources, research the experience of a South Australian service man or woman who served (Navy, Army, Air Force, Nursing or other service duties) during World War 1 and/or World War 2. (Maximum 1500 words)
Worth: 15 marks
How did you gather the evidence about your individual in order to tell their story? In your response, explain the process you undertook when researching your individual (Maximum 500 words)
Worth: 5 marks
Only four entries from a school can be submitted via the school competition.
The expectation is that each school will determine the four entries to be forwarded for judging by the Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize judging panel. The judging of the school entries is expected to be based on the judging criteria shown above.
Advice to applicants when researching and writing their submission:
Email ANZACSchoolPrize@sa.gov.au if you are concerned about the eligibility of the service person you wish to research.
On the basis of the submitted entries and the personal statements, the judging panel will select finalists to be interviewed. The interview will determine which students are selected to participate in the study tour.
WHEN AND HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES