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The Premier's Anzac Prize

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RSL Qld logoThe Premier’s Anzac Prize is proudly presented in partnership with RSL Queensland.

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

Applications for 2021 have now opened. All eligible Queensland high school students in Years 8-11 are invited to apply through their school. Each state school or accredited non-state school may nominate up to 2 students.

Applications for students close Monday 14 September 2020.

Teachers are invited to apply for the 2 chaperone positions.

Applications for teachers close Monday 20 July 2020.

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Opportunity overview

Prize recipients of the Premier's Anzac Prize have the opportunity to participate and experience the Anzac tradition with a tour of Anzac battlefields across Europe, following our Anzac soldiers during World War I.

An application package, including helpful information is available for both student and teacher applicants.

Prize details

  • 14-16 day tour of Europe visiting key sites important to our Australian war history.
  • The prize is awarded to 8 Queensland students.
  • 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 and complete a research task in the 4-5 months prior to travel. Research is recorded in Historypin.
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided during the briefing session.
  • Two teacher chaperones will accompany the group for the whole tour and will be required to assist with the tour planning and pre-departure sessions.
  • Students must have prior parent/guardian consent.
  • Accommodation is hotel style or twin share.

Prize inclusions

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

Key dates

Application period: Applications open in Semester One (the year before travel).

Tour briefing and Young Historians Workshop: 10-12 January 2021 (dates TBC).

Travel period: April or May 2021.

Application

For students

Applications for Year 8-11 students (PDF, 972KB) (at time of application), from all school sectors, are now open. Applications will close Monday 14 September 2020.

For teachers

Applications for teacher chaperones (PDF, 887KB), from all school sectors, are now open. Applications will close on Monday 20 July 2020.

The Premier's Anzac Prize is a highly enriching program for young history enthusiasts. Explore last year’s tour to see the tour in action.

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
Email: global.opportunities@qed.qld.gov.au

Last updated 01 May 2020