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 student winners, runners-up and teacher chaperones from each State and Territory enjoy a two-day trip to Canberra where they visit several of the capital’s museums and institutions, attend the presentation ceremony, and enjoy a special dinner.
Accompanied by two teacher chaperones and a historian from the Australian War Memorial, the eight State and Territory student winners will then travel to overseas battlefields in April (incorporating Anzac Day commemorations). This is no doubt an opportunity of a lifetime!
Note: The winners of this year’s Simpson Prize will travel in 2020.
Closing date for entries is 8 November 2019
Over the extended period of time the Simpson Prize competition has been operating, the active involvement and achieved success of students and teachers from Home Education within Australia has been valuable. It is hoped that this year will attract many entries from Year 9 and 10.