Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize now open

Encouraging students to explore Australia’s significant war and peacekeeping history  

Submissions from students for the 2021 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize are now open. 

Run by the Victorian Government’s Veterans Branch (part of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing), the program offers Victorian students in years 9 to 11 the opportunity to explore Australia’s significant war and peacekeeping history. 

Prize recipients usually receive an all-expenses paid overseas or domestic study tour of sites of significance. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program offers prize recipients a scholarship of $2500 to support their education.  

More than 500 students have been awarded the prize since the program began in 2005.  

How to enter  

To enter, students are asked to respond to a prompt related to the spirit of Anzac. Students can explore the prompt from multiple disciplines and submit applications in a range of formats, including:  

  • essays  
  • artwork  
  • video  
  • audio  
  • music  
  • webpages  
  • poems. 

Students are encouraged to seek first-hand experiences when developing their responses, but it is not a requirement to enter.  

Recipients’ schools will administer the scholarships, which can be used for items and training to support a student’s education, including:  

  • computers or other technology 
  • software 
  • fees 
  • extra-curricular costs (related to music, sport or other activities) 
  • training or courses 
  • equipment 
  • practical educational experiences 
  • other educational expenses, at the discretion of the program administrators.  

Key dates  

The competition closes at 5pm Friday 30 July. Early applications are encouraged. 

Winners will be notified by October this year. 

Find out more 

For more information, refer to Premiers’ Spirit of Anzac Prize.  

For further enquires, contact the Spirit of Anzac Prize, email: Teamatsoap@dffh.vic.gov.au