Secondary school students across Victoria, including those in Sunbury and Macedon Ranges, will be able to apply to the 2023 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize competition.
The competition aims to give students an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the Anzac legacy and Australia’s connection to Türkiye.
Veterans Minister Natalie Suleyman announced the opening of the prize on August 22, which is an annual award program for Victorian students in year 9 to 12.
“We want to ensure young Victorians understand, appreciate, and respect the Anzac legacy and can pass their knowledge on to their peers and their communities,” Ms Suleyman said.
“The Spirit of Anzac Prize is one way we can ensure that year 9, 10, 11, and 12 students commemorate Australia’s war and peacekeeping history.”
Ten students will be selected to embark on an unforgettable journey to battlefields and commemorative sites in Türkiye.
They will retrace the experience of Australian men and women at war on the Gallipoli Peninsula and surrounds, while learning about the making of the Anzac legend.
The Spirit of Anzac Prize also offers students the opportunity to participate in a unique educational program that fosters understanding and appreciation for our nation’s Anzac spirit.
By entering the competition, students can convey their interpretation of the Anzac spirit via written, creative, or digital formats.