The Premier's Anzac Prize

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​The 2023 Premier’s Anzac Prize is proudly presented in partnership with RSL Queensland. The 2023 recipients have now been announced and we congratulate the successful students of the 2023 Pre​mier’s Anzac Prize.​​​​​

2023 Premier's Anzac Prize recipients


  • Anastasia Maher – Emerald State High School
  • Claire Gattera – St Monica's College (Cairns)
  • Dashiell Solomon – Ambrose Treacy College (Indooroopilly)
  • Hilman Pranowo – Pimlico State High School
  • Nooria Ahmadi – Forest Lake State High School
  • Sarah Ellis – St Joseph's College (Toowoomba)
  • Thomas Eccleston – Ambrose Treacy College (Indooroopilly)
  • Tom Filipich – Pimlico State High School


  • Alison Marsh – Marsden State High School
  • Alexandra Cashin – Saint Mary's Catholic College (Kingaroy)

See the prize details below.

Program overview




The annual Premier's Anzac Prize provides a life-changing opportunity for 8 high school students to engage with the Anzac tradition first-hand and explore how the Anzac legacy relates to modern Australian life.

The Premier's Anzac Prize is a highly enriching program for young history enthusiasts. Prize recipients are required to take part in activities that build their knowledge and understanding of the Anzac spirit and its relevance in modern Australian and global contexts.

Tasks include research and commemoration of service people, community engagement and fundraising projects, and participation in a tour of key sites important to Australian war history.

The 2020 Premier’s Anzac Prize recipients were unable to travel as part of their 2020 program. However, the group has demonstrated extraordinary resilience and commitment to continued engagement with the Anzac legacy in their local Queensland communities, and it is anticipated they will undertake a tour in the future.

View the achievements of the 2020 Premier’s Anzac Prize recipients.

Discover the 2019 tour through images, videos and diary entries written by the 2019 prize recipients.


Two teacher chaperones will support the students throughout the program and on tour.

Teachers will have the opportunity to enhance their intercultural awareness, global competency and knowledge of Australian and world history and to make a positive difference to the quality of learning and teaching in Queensland schools.

Prize details

  • The prize is awarded to 8 Queensland students.
  • A 14 to 16 day tour of Europe visiting key sites important to our Australian war history.
  • Successful students will be involved in learning about Life at the Front and the history of our Anzacs overseas during WWI.
  • Students are required to attend a briefing session, a 2-day workshop, complete a research task, undertake charity fundraising project and present to a primary school in the 4 to 5 months prior to travel. Research is recorded in Historypin.
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided during the briefing session.
  • The 2 teacher chaperones will accompany the group for the whole tour and will be required to assist with the Prize projects, tour planning and pre-departure sessions as well as undertake their own research task.
  • Students must have prior parent/guardian consent.
  • Accommodation is hotel style or twin share.

Prize inclusions

  • Young Historians Workshop
  • Return economy airfares
  • Land travel
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Entry fees to all site visits

Key dates

  • Student and chaperone applications open – Monday 18 July 2022
  • Chaperone applications close – Friday 12 August 2022
  • Student applications close – Friday 16 September 2022
  • Young Historians Workshop – 12 to 13 January 2023
  • Premier’s Anzac Prize Tour – 13 to 29 April 2023


For students

2023 Prize applications for students in Years 8 to 11 (at time of application) closed Friday 16 September 2022.

For teachers

2023 Prize applications for teacher chaperones closed Friday 12 August 2022.

Other global opportunities

The Department of Education International offers other global opportunities for students and schools.

Contact us

Global Opportunities
Global Engagement Unit
DE International
Phone: (07) 3513 5756

Last updated 10 November 2022