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The Queensland Premier's Anzac Prize

History, Modern History 8, 9, 10, 11-12
RSL Queensland has partnered with the Queensland Department of Education to sponsor the Premier’s Anzac Prize. 

The annual Premier's Anzac Prize provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Queensland students and teachers to explore the ANZAC story and legacy. 

Prize recipients participate in research, fundraising, community engagement and a tour of Europe, sightseeing and visiting key historical sites including World War I battlefields.


- Student and chaperone applications open – Thursday 13 April 2023
- Chaperone applications close – Monday 17 July 2023
- Student applications close – Friday 8 September 2023
- Young historians workshop – 10 to 12 January 2024
- Premier's Anzac Prize tour – 13 to 28 April 2024
Key dates for the 2025 Premier’s Anzac Prize will be added once confirmed. 

- A 14 to 16-day tour of Europe visiting key sites important to Australian war history 
- Learn about life at the front and the history of our ANZACs overseas during WWI 
- Students are required to attend a briefing session and a two-day history workshop, complete a research task, undertake a charity fundraising project and present to a primary school in the four to five months prior to travel 
- Final itinerary and details will be provided during the briefing session 
- The two teacher chaperones will accompany the group for the whole tour and will be required to assist with the Prize projects, tour planning and pre-departure sessions as well as undertake their own research task 
- Students must have prior parent/guardian consent 
- Accommodation is hotel style or twin share 

- Young historians’ workshop hosted by the State Library of Queensland 
- Return economy airfares 
- Land travel 
- Travel insurance 
- Accommodation 
- Most meals 
- Entry fees for all site visits 


Premiers ANZAC Prize recipients aboard HMS Belfast Premiers ANZAC Price recipients outside of Buckingham Palace Premiers ANZAC Prize recipients in a trench at Passchendaele battlefield

Left to right: Recipients aboard the HMS Belfast, Recipients in front of Buckingham Palace, Recipients In a trench at Passchendaele battlefield.



For Students:

2024 Prize applications for students closed on 8 September 2023. 

2025 Prize applications will open in 2024. 


For Teachers:

2024 Prize applications for teacher chaperones closed on 17 July 2023. 

2025 Prize applications will open in 2024. 

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Terms & conditions

This competition is conducted and managed by the Queensland Department of Education. Please refer to the Department for any terms and conditions that may apply, including eligibility.