How to submit student entries

Check you have fulfilled all Student Entry Requirements before submitting.

Schools are permitted to submit up to 3 Student Entries.

Students only need to submit either an eassy or video – not both.

Teachers/students are to complete the Simpson Prize 2023 Student Submission Form by filling in the interactive sections digitally with all requested details, then print. Signatures and the parent’s declarations are to be completed by hand.

Tips: Please save a copy of the form to your computer before filling in digitally to ensure you do not lose the document when saving.

Essays: The completed and signed student forms should then accompany the student entry and be converted to a single PDF document. (therefore, one student per PDF file, means a maximum of 3 student PDF files can be submitted online per school)


Videos: Video format entries should be MP4 Files. A completed and signed student entry form with the 400 word explanation as a single PDF, should accompany the digital file (therefore there would be two files submitted per student).

Teachers should label the student files in the following manner:

State or Territory_Last Name_First Name_SPstudent2022 (e.g. NSW_Smith_Andrew_SPstudent2022)

The Student PDF file entries must be submitted to by Friday 4 November 2022 (5.30pm) (if struggling to get through on the above emaill send to  Notifications may go to Junk Mail – please always check.

Teachers will be sent an electronic receipt once the entries are received.

NOTE:  If you have submitted entries for judging you would have received an automated receipt.  If not please check your junk mail.  If you have not received please submit again.

Any questions or problems?

Please contact the Simpson Prize Competition Secretariat by email: or by phone: 02 6162 4460