2017 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize

The Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize provides the opportunity for eight students and two teachers to attend a fully-funded 13 day study tour to Vietnam during October 2017.

How to enter

Using a range of sources, students from years 9 and 10  must complete an assignment about the ANZAC spirit of Australian servicemen and women who served on the Western Front during World War 1.

Only five entries from a school can be submitted via the school competition.  Schools are asked to determine the five entries to be forwarded for judging by the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize judging panel. Two copies of each entry must be submitted with a student entry and declaration form.

Teacher applications must be submitted with student entries.

Entries close 5.00 pm on Friday 19 May 2017.

For detailed information about the competition see the ANZAC Spirit School Prize competition information.

Assignment overview

Students are required to respond to the following task:

'Using a range of sources research the experience of a South Australian service man or woman on the Western Front and/or in the Middle East during World War 1.'

You must conduct research that will enable you to:

  • describe the context of the battlefront the chosen service man or woman participated in during World War 1 (2 marks)
  • describe their background before departing for the war (2 marks)
  • describe their life and service on the Western Front and/or in the Middle East (4 marks)
  • determine to what extent their service reflects the ANZAC spirit (6 marks)
  • use a range of primary and secondary sources which may include photos, maps, artefacts, diary entries, books and archival materials (6 marks).

The response can be in one of the following formats:

  • written piece (between 1000-1500 words, presented as a typed document and as an electronic copy on USB)
  • multi-media presentation to a maximum of 6 minutes (submitted on a DVD or USB).

Assignment resources

Promotional resources

2016 winners

In 2016 students entering the competition were required to respond to the following task:

'Much has been written about how service men and women in World War 1 typified the Anzac spirit. Using a range of sources, describe the journey of a South Australian man or woman who served on the Western Front during World War 1.'

Visit the Veterans SA site to view the winning entries for 2016.

2016 prize winners travelled to Vietnam in October, where they participated in commemoration activities and a variety of learning experiences as they travelled from Ho Chi Min City to Hanoi.

Most importantly the students learnt about the experiences of South Australian soldiers and nurses who served during the Vietnam War years and commemorate their service and sacrifices.

The winners are:

  • Deklan Soeroes: Le Fevre High School
  • Samuel Doering: Faith Lutheran School
  • Bridgette Walmesley-Cotham: Loxton High School
  • Tayla Willson: Kangaroo Island Education Centre
  • Charlotte Matthias: Loreto College
  • Maddisen Kammermann: Lock Area School
  • Talia Goodliffe: Aberfoyle Park High School
  • Sophie Hodges: Nuriootpa High School.


Premier’s ANZAC Spirit Student Prize 
Malcolm McInerney
Level 4, Education Centre, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide  SA 5000
Telephone:  0401 123 372
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