The Simpson Prize is a great opportunity for year 9 and 10 students to participate in a nationwide essay competition, giving them the chance to win an unforgettable 2 week trip to Turkey as well as a prepartory trip to Canberra.
THIS YEAR'S QUESTION IS:
Some historians have described 1917 as "the worst year of the Great War" for Australia and Australians. To what extent is this statement accurate?
The Simpson Prize requires you to respond to the quote and questeion above using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection (which can be found at: https://www.awm.gov.au/education/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 2018.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 10 November 2017 (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 in Victoria (details avail. from their website)
A teacher from each state will also be required to accompany the winning students as a chaperone
2016 SIMPSON PRIZE WINNERS
NSW WINNER - Lauren Park, Pymble Ladies' College
NSW RUNNER UP - Juliette Marchant, Loreto Kirribilli
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
Ph: 03 9417 3422