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Premier's Anzac Prize

The Premier’s Anzac Prize offers eligible Queensland high school students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Anzac tradition firsthand, visiting the battlegrounds of the First World War and paying their respects during Anzac Day commemorations.

After more than 100 years, these students are remembering the sacrifices made by so many Australians and New Zealanders in Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

Since the inaugural trip in 2013, 96 students and 18 teacher-chaperones have been selected to travel to some of the most significant battlefields of the First World War, including Gallipoli, and the Western Front in France and Belgium. The students have also commemorated the Dawn Service on Anzac Day at Gallipoli Cove, and in 2017, Villers-Bretonneux in France.

A further eight students and two teacher-chaperones have been selected to take part in 2018. They will visit key Australian war history sites in London and on the Western Front. The group will also have the opportunity to attend the historic centenary dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France on Anzac Day and be some of the first visitors to the soon-to-open Sir John Monash Museum.

Education Minister Grace Grace (centre), Acting Director General Annette Whitehead (left of Min Grace) and six of the eight Premier’s Anzac Prize 2018 recipients, attending a workshop at the State Library of Queensland prior to departure.

The Queensland Anzac Centenary is proud to support this important initiative in keeping the memory of our servicemen and women alive.

The Premier's Anzac Prize is open to all eligible Queensland high school students in years 8 to 11.

To find out how to apply, read their stories or watch videos of their amazing trips, visit the Premier's Anzac Prize.

Paying respects at Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, outside Passchendale, Belgium.
The Anzac Prize students laying a wreath at the dawn service at Villers-Bretonneux, France.
Prize students lay a wreath at the Le Hamel Australian Corps Memorial in France as part of the village’s Anzac Day ceremony.

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Last updated
17 January, 2018

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