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:
“The landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 is often given prominence in accounts of the Gallipoli campaign. What other events or experiences of the campaign would you argue require more attention? Why'?”
The 2016 Simpson Prize Question requires students to respond to the question using both the 2016 Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection and their own research. It is expected that students will make effective use of a minimum of 3 of the sources. It is also expected that up to half of their response will make use of information drawn from their own knowledge and research.
Students: can either write an essay of 1200 - 1500 words (not including supplementary information such as contents page, references, bibliography and appendices),
or prepare an audio visual presentation of not more than 10 minutes, accompanied by a written explanation of up to 400 words.
Students who submit winning entries for this year's Simpson Prize will travel in 2016.
CLOSING DATE: 16 October 2015
MORE DETAILS: Visit the Simpson Prize website www.simpsonprize.org
REGISTRATION & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
FAXED or EMAILED entries WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
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
2014 SIMPSON PRIZE WINNERS
NSW WINNER - Anna Stewart-Yates, Hornsby Girls' High School
NSW RUNNER UP - Tandee Wang, Sydney Technical High School
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