The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and to consider what Anzac Day means to them and to Australia.
2015 Simpson Prize Question
To what extent did Australians enlist in 1914 to defend the ‘Mother Country’?
The 2015 Simpson Prize Question requires students to respond to the question using both the 2015 Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection (http://www.awm.gov.au/education/simpson-prize-question-2015/) and their own research. It is expected that students will make effective use of a minimum of 3 of the sources from the Australian War Memorial. It is also expected that up to half of their response will make use of information drawn from their own knowledge and research.
Please see the How to Enter section for more details regarding student and teacher entry requirements.
Students who submit winning entries for this year’s Simpson Prize question will travel in 2015.
The competition is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and run by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia.
(Photos courtesy of Mark Graham and David Hall © 2013)