The awards have been designed to align to the Australian Curriculum: History and Civics and Citizenship.
They connect with essential elements of the Australian Curriculum. These include:
Humanities and social sciences – history, geography, civics and citizenship, economics and business.
English, literacy strand – creating texts including texts that combine digital or media content for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues.
Sustainability – the sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future.
Civics and citizenship, contribute to civil society – plan, implement and evaluate ways of contributing to civil society at local, national, regional and global levels.
In 2021 the awards are available for years 5 to 12 and include Individual, Group and School categories.
In the Individual category students respond to a history and/or civics question. In the Group category schools submit the work of a school group in the area of civic involvement. The Schools category invites schools to nominate their civics and citizenship education program as an example of outstanding practice.
For the Individual category, each school can submit a maximum of 4 entries for each year level.
For the Group category, schools can submit a maximum of:
The winners of the 2021 awards will be announced during December 2021. The awardees will be invited to either the Proclamation Day Ceremony on 28 December 2021, or to a reception at Government House early in 2022 to receive their awards.
The appropriate entry and declaration forms for the Individual, Group and School categories must be submitted with your entry. The forms can be downloaded below.
Entries must be received no later than Friday 17 September 2021 at 5.00pm.
Applications can be emailed to: GovernorsCivicsAwards@sa.gov.au