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Premier’s Spirit Of ANZAC Prize Applications Close Soon

19 August 2015

A group of Victorian students will be given the chance to embark on a European study tour to Gallipoli and the Western Front to reflect upon the spirit of those Australians who gave their lives at war.

Applications for the Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize are now open, giving year nine and 10 students the chance to secure a spot on the trip of a lifetime.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the opportunity will give successful applicants a chance to explore what the ANZAC spirit means to them. The stories of our troops contain many positive lessons for our future generations to learn.

This year, the travelling party laid wreaths at a commemoration service at the East Mudros Military Cemetery in Lemnos, and toured Gallipoli and Western Front battlefield sites including ANZAC Cove and the Lone Pine Memorial.

Applicants are asked to consider the question, what does the ANZAC spirit mean today in a diverse and multicultural Australia? Students can submit essays, artwork, musical compositions, audio or video packages as part of their presentations.

In addition, 16 regional finalists will participate in a study tour to Canberra, where they’ll visit the Australian War Memorial.

Applications close on September 18. For more information or to apply online, visit www.veterans.vic.gov.auExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews

“The Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize is a chance for our young leaders to reflect upon the ANZAC spirit and learn more about the Australians who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

“These study tours give students a better understanding and appreciation of such a vital chapter in our nation’s history.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren

“By travelling to these destinations so pivotal to our nation’s story, these students will learn all about a war that touched every nation on earth.”

“I encourage all students to consider applying for what truly is a study tour of a lifetime.”

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