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SIMPSON PRIZE

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and to consider what Anzac Day means to them and to Australia.

The student winners, runners-up and teacher chaperones enjoy a two-day trip to Canberra where they visit several of the capital’s museums and institutions and attend the presentation ceremony at Parliament House.

Eight prize-winners will then travel to overseas battlefields for the opportunity of a lifetime!

 

THIS YEAR'S QUESTION IS:

To what extent could 1918 be considered a year of victory for Australia and its people?

 INSTRUCTIONS

The Simpson Prize requires you to respond to the quote and question above using the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection (which can be found at: https://www.awm.gov.au/learn/schools/simpson-prize) and their own research.

You are encouraged to agree, debate or challenge the statement from a variety of perspectives - individual, national and global - and to use sources in a variety of forms.

You are expected to make effective use of a minimum of three of the sources provided (see link above).

Up to half of your response should also make use of information drawn from your knowledge and research.


Students who submit winning entries for this year's Simpson Prize will travel in 2019.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 9 November 2018 (entries to ARRIVE to HTA by this date)
See "Registration & Conditions of Entry" below on how to submit your entries.

MORE DETAILS: Visit the Simpson Prize website www.simpsonprize.org

 

 REGISTRATION & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 

  • FAXED or EMAILED entries WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • Entries to arrive to HTA by the closing date
  • Select up to 3 entries per school to submit (NB unlimited entry is permitted at the school level)
  • Submit three (3) identical hard copy duplicate copies of EACH entry to be submitted, accompanied by three hard copy duplicate 'Official Cover Sheets' to the HTA NSW Office
  • Download coversheets from the official Simpson Prize website: www.simpsonprize.org
  • Do not write your name, school or teacher on any page or any copy of your entry
  • If you wish to receive Certificates of Participation, please download form from the official Simpson Prize website: www.simpsonprize.org  
    Return
    your form to Simpson Prize Secretariat (details avail. from their website)
  • A teacher from each state will also be required to accompany the winning students as a chaperone

 

2018 SIMPSON PRIZE WINNERS

 Congratulations to:

NSW WINNER - Winona Lu, Abbotsleigh
NSW
RUNNER UP - Harrison Ormaechea, Shore School

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information and to download your coversheet go to the official Simpson Prize: www.simpsonprize.org

Further queries should be directed to:
The Simpson Prize Secretariat - Natasha Watson
Ph: 02 6162 4460

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