The Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize competition

 2019 Premier


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The Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize was first established in 2007 by the State Government of South Australia at the suggestion of, and in association with, the SA Branch of the Returned and Services League (RSL). The prize aims to encourage young South Australians to recognise, connect with and maintain the ANZAC spirit.  
Participants in the competition are required to identify, research and report on a service man or woman on active service and to identify and describe how that individual embodied the ANZAC Spirit.
The students adjudged the winners of the competition are taken on an escorted tour of the relevant locations to visit sites associated with their subject. 

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From 2007- 2013 prizewinners visited locations particular to their study and participated in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ieper, Belgium, a community commemoration at Dernancourt in France and at the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day at the Australian National War Memorial at Villers Brettoneaux in northern France.

In 2014, the prizewinners visited Singapore and Korea with a focus on WW II and the Korean conflict.

In 2015, 22 students travelled to Gallipoli to take part in the historic ANZAC Centenary Dawn Service.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018, winning students travelled to Vietnam.

The competition associated with the tour provides the opportunity for young South Australians to identify, examine, and articulate the nature of commitment and in many cases the sacrifices of Australian service men and women in the service of their country during times of conflict. 

In addition to the entries that you can read online via the Virtual War Memorial site, you can find more entries online at Veterans SA : Prize winning entries