The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9-10 students encouraging them to explore the ANZAC tradition.
The eight winners of the 2015 Simpson Prize, one from each state and territory, are travelling to Gallipoli for the ANZAC Centenary commemorations on 25 April 2015.
Winners and runners-up visited national institutions in Canberra in March 2015. They attended a presentation ceremony at Parliament House on 16 March 2015, where they were presented with medallions and certificates by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson (on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP).
The 2015 Simpson Prize Awards video features comments from some of the students.
For winner and runner-up essays and more information on the 2016 Simpson Prize topic, visit www.simpsonprize.org