Student Entry Requirements

Students must be in either Year 9 or 10 to enter.
Previous winners are ineligible to apply, however previous runners-up are welcome to apply again.

23 Simpson Prize Question

How significant was Australia’s contribution to the Allied military victory on the Western Front in 1918?

The Simpson Prize requires you to respond to the question above using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection (which can be found at and your own research.

You are encouraged to discuss and respond to the question from a variety of perspectives, both individual and national using a variety of sources.

You are expected to make effective use of a minimum of four 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.

Word and Time Limits for Entries

Essay word limit:1200-1500 words, not including supplementary information such as a contents page, references, bibliography and appendices.

Audio Visual Presentation word and time limit: No more than 10 minutes accompanied by a written explanation of up to 400 words.

Closing date
Friday 4 November 2022, 5.30pm

Submitting entries
Please go to How to submit entries

Note: students who submit winning entries for this year’s Simpson Prize question will participate in Simpson Prize activities in 2023.