On Monday 18 March 2019, the finalists of the Simpson Prize Competition received their certificates and medallions at a presentation ceremony at the Australian War Memorial from its Director, Dr Brendan Nelson AO.

2019 Winners

(Winners essays can be accessed by clicking on the student name and school)

Australian Capital Territory  Jett Aplin, Telopea Park School

New South Wales Mari Watkins, Roseville College

Northern Territory Jacinta Saynor, Dripstone Middle School

Queensland  Shanelle van der Merwe, Citipointe Christian College

South Australia Montana Foster, Wudinna Area School

Tasmania Erin Massey, St Patrick’s College

Victoria Benjamin English, Ballarat Clarendon College

Western Australia Aurelia Thomson, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls

2019 Runners-up

Australian Capital Territory  Caitlyn Crick, Merici College

New South Wales  Nathan Spencer, Shore School

Northern Territory Silvana Goldbach-Eggert, Katherine High School

Queensland Amelia Nikles-Ralph, Kenmore State High School

South Australia Anastasia Martini, Temple Christian College

Tasmania Neve Clippingdale, St Patrick’s College

Victoria Holly Williams, Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School

Western Australia Catherine Pile, St Mary’s Anglican Girls School

2019 Teachers chaperones

New South Wales Mark Johnstone, Crestwood High School

Queensland Kimberly Vanzetta, Urangan State High School School