The annual Premier's Anzac Prize provides a life-changing opportunity for Queensland 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.
this year's program though images, videos and diary entries written by the 2023 Prize recipients.
View the achievements of the
2020 Premier's Anzac Prize recipients.
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.
- The prize is awarded to Queensland high school students and teachers from both state and non-state schools.
- 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 hosted by the State Library of Queensland, complete a research task, undertake charity fundraising project and present to a primary school in the 4 to 5 months prior to travel.
- Final itinerary and details will be provided during the briefing session.
- The 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.
- Young historians workshop hosted by the State Library of Queensland
- Return economy airfares
- Land travel
- Travel insurance
- Most meals
- Entry fees to all site visits
- Student and chaperone applications open – Thursday 13 April 2023
- Chaperone applications close – Monday 17 July 2023
- Student applications close – Friday 8 September 2023
- Young historians workshop – 10 to 12 January 2024
- Premier's Anzac Prize tour – 13 to 29 April 2024
2024 Prize applications for students in Years 8 to 11 (at time of application) closed on Friday 8 September 2023.
2024 Prize applications for teacher chaperones closed on Monday 17 July 2023.
Other global opportunities
The Department of Education International offers other
global opportunities for students and schools.
Global Engagement Unit
Department of Education International (DEi)
Phone: (07) 3513 5756