The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students that focuses on the service of Australians in World War I. One winner and one runner-up from each State and Territory will participate in a three-day program in Canberra in early–mid 2024. Winning students will also travel to key historical and commemorative site/s across Australia noting that the final itinerary is subject to confirmation.*
A link to the 2024 Simpson Prize Question and Sources is:
To enter the Simpson Prize you must respond to the question using the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection and your own research.
You are encouraged to discuss and respond to the question from a variety of perspectives, individual and national, using a variety of sources.
You are expected to make effective use of a minimum of 4 provided sources.
Up to half your response should also make use of information drawn from your own knowledge and research.
Schools are permitted to submit up to 3 Student Entries.
Submissions are due by 5.00 pm Friday 3 November 2023.
NOTE: If you submit an entry you should receive an automated receipt. If you don’t receive a receipt please check your junk mail. If you can’t find a receipt please submit again.
Students: Please go to Student Entry Requirements before beginning your entry.
Teachers: Teachers submitting student entries are eligible to become a Teacher Chaperone for Simpson Prize activities; please go to Teacher Chaperone Entry Requirements for details.
Note: Winners will participate in Simpson Prize activities in 2024.
Instructions on how to submit completed entries are found at How to submit entries.
The competition is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and run by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia.