Enter the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

Encouraging students to explore Australia’s significant war and peacekeeping history.

Tuesday, 25 July 2023 at 1:36 am
Enter the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

The 2023 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize will open soon. This year, the prize is a celebration of Türkiye’s Centenary of Independence and the significant ties between Australia and Türkiye. 

The competition is open to students in years 9, 10, 11 and 12 and submissions are expected to be open over August 2023. 

Run by the Office for Veterans, part of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), the program offers Victorian students the opportunity to explore Australia’s significant war and peacekeeping history.

More than 500 students have taken part in the program since it started in 2005.

Prize recipients will receive an all-expenses paid overseas study tour of sites of significance in Türkiye, including Gallipoli.

DFFH is also seeking expressions of interest from teachers who would like to chaperone the study tour. All expenses will be covered for chaperones. 

How to enter 

To enter, students are asked to respond to a topic related to the spirit of Anzac. Students can explore the topic from multiple disciplines and submit applications in a range of formats including essays, artwork, video, audio, music, webpages or poems.

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

Key dates 

The topic and assessment criteria will be available on the SOAP website in August 2023.

Winners will be notified by late October with travel expected to take place in November or December 2023. 

Find out more

For more information, refer to Premiers’ Spirit of Anzac Prize.

For further enquires or to express your interest in being a chaperone, contact the Spirit of Anzac Prize team at soap@dffh.vic.gov.au