THE SIMPSON PRIZE COMPETITION
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 at Parliament House, and enjoy a dinner with cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy
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!
2019 Simpson Prize Competition
To what extent could 1918 be considered a year of victory for Australia and its people?
The Simpson Prize requires you to respond to the quote and question above using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection (which can be found at https://www.awm.gov.au/education/simpson-prize/) and your own research.
You are encouraged to agree, debate with or challenge the statement from a variety of perspectives – individual, national and global – and to use sources in a variety of forms.
You are expected to make effective use of a minimum of three of the sources provided (see link above).
Up to half of your response should also make use of information drawn from your own knowledge and research.
Submit your entry by Friday 9 November 2018.
Please see the How to Enter section for more details regarding student and teacher entry requirements.
Note: Winners will travel in 2019.
The competition is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and run by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia.
The Simpson Prize Advisory Committee and the History Teachers Association of Australia congratulates the finalists in the Simpson Prize Competition 2018.
We have pleasure in announcing the Winners and Runners-up below
(Winners essays can be accessed by clicking on the student name and school)
Australian Capital Territory Samantha Trafford, Merici College
New South Wales Winona Lu, Abbotsleigh
Northern Territory Charlotte Pickering, Katherine High School
Queensland Rachael Leeson, St Monica’s College
South Australia Alyssa Siebert, Lock Area School
Tasmania Kate Sheahan, Deloraine High School
Victoria Sara Hinton, Ave Maria College
Western Australia Daniel Docker, Holy Cross College
Australian Capital Territory Leo Ng, Marist College
New South Wales Harrison Ormaechea, Shore School
Northern Territory Caitlin Burt, MacKillop Catholic College
Queensland Rayan, Bakker, Pimlico State High School
South Australia Eliza, Mills, Seymour College
Tasmania Caleb Paine, Rose Bay High School
Victoria Stephen Kanavoutsos, St Leonard’s College
Western Australia Catherine Pile, St Mary’s Anglican Girls School
2018 Teachers chapeones
Australian Capital Territory Liza Laird, Merici College
Queensland Glenn Edwards, Pimlico State High School
Congratulations to both of the 2018 Teacher Chaperones on being chosen for this fantastic experience.