Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize

Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

Entries are now open for the 2021 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize for Victorian students in Year 9, 10 and 11.

This prize competition provides students the opportunity to:

  • explore Australia’s proud and significant war and peacekeeping history, and
  • enter to receive a $2,500 scholarship to support their education

Through the program, students are asked to express their perspectives and understanding of experiences of those who have served. This can be presented in a range of formats, including essay, artwork, video, audio, music, webpage or poem.


To enter, students are asked to respond to the following prompt:

The Spirit of Anzac is widely considered to represent the resilience of a nation and its peoples, through their courage, endurance, ingenuity, mateship, and good humour. Explore this with respect to the experience and perspectives of Australians at war, service persons, individuals or community, in difficult times or times of conflict. The experience you explore does not need to relate directly to Australian wartime, but should demonstrate a connection to, and your understanding of, the Spirit of Anzac.

Students are encouraged to seek firsthand experiences when developing their responses, but it is not a requirement to enter.

Submissions can be presented in a range of formats, including essay, artwork, video, audio, music, webpage or poetry.

Closing deadline has been extended: 5pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021

Further details on set criteria, how to prepare submissions and eligibility can be found here.



Student Winners
In this video past winners of the Premier's Spirit of ANZAC prize share their experiences of their overseas trip to significant sites of war such as Gallipoli and the Western Front. Click here to view the video.

Teacher Chaperones
In this video teachers who applied to be chaperones on the Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize share their experiences accompanying students to significant war sites such as Gallipoli and the Western Front. Click here to view the video.



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    The story of the miners who left Ballarat to fight in the First World War.
  • Chinese Anzacs
    The Chinese Australians who fought during World War I.
  • Geelong Voices
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  • In the Face of Uncertainty
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  • Villers-Bretonneux
    The school at Villers-Bretonneux was destroyed during World War I warfare and rebuilt by donations from Australian school children.
  • World War I: Coming Home
    Repatriation Hospitals were built during World War I to help soldiers who had suffered physical or mental injury during the war re-cooperate and re-enter society.


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