On Monday 26 March 2018, the finalists of the Simpson Prize Competition received their certificates and medallions from the Assistant Minister Vocational Education and Training, the Hon Karen Andrews MP at Parliament House,Canberra

2018 Winners

(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

2018 Runners-up

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

We would like to thank the following teachers who accompanied the 16 students during the 2018 Canberra program: Charleen Conroy, Elisa Litvin, Suzanne Pattinson, Ian Murray, Carmel Harman, Caitlin O’Sullivan, Paul Foley, Rosalie Triolo and Liz McGinnis