The 2018 Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize 

The Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize provides the opportunity for fourteen students and two teachers to attend a fully-funded 14 day study tour to Vietnam during October 2018.

The competition is open to all students in South Australia studying year 9 or 10 in 2018.

How to enter

Using a range of sources, students must complete an assignment about the Anzac Spirit of Australian servicemen and women who served during World War 1.

Only five entries from a school can be submitted via the school competition.  The expectation is that each school will determine the five entries to be forwarded for judging by the Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize judging panel. All entries forwarded must be accompanied by the attached Student Entry and Declaration form.

Entries close 5pm on Friday, 18 May 2018.

For detailed information about the competition see The Anzac Spirit School Prize competition information.

Assignment overview


To enter students are required to respond to the following two questions:

Part A:

Using a range of sources, research the experience of a South Australian service man or woman on the Western Front and/or at Gallipoli and/or in the Middle East during World War 1 (Max of 1000 words).

Worth: 13 marks

When researching and developing their submission, students will be judged on the quality of their response to the following aspects of the question above (please note the mark scheme):

  1. Describe the context of the battlefront the chosen service man or woman participated in during World War 1(2 marks)
  2. Describe his/her background before departing for the war (2 marks)
  3. Describe his/her life and service on the Western Front and/or in the Middle East(3 marks)
  4. Use a range of primary and secondary sources which may include photos, maps, artefacts, diary entries, books and archival materials (6 marks).

Part B:

The Anzac Spirit is generally considered to be comprised of courage, perseverance, mateship and resourcefulness. Using evidence drawn from your research in Part A, choose one of the characteristics of the Anzac Spirit that is best shown by the individual you researched (Maximum of 500 words).

Worth: 7 marks.

  • The responses can be in one of the following formats:
  1. A written piece (between 1000-1500 words, presented as a typed document and as an electronic copy on a USB)
  2. A multi-media presentation to a maximum of 6 minutes (submit on a DVD or USB)

Assignment resources


Malcolm McInerney
Manager: Premier’s Anzac Spirit Student Prize
Phone: 0401123372