How students enter the Anzac Spirit Study Tour

The Chief Minister's Anzac Spirit Study Tour is open to all Northern Territory (NT) students in years 9 and 10.

Who can enter

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • be enrolled in an NT government or non-government school
  • be enrolled in year 9 or 10 at the time of entry
  • hold a valid passport with six months validity at the date of travel, or have the ability to get a passport.

You must have parental permission and the endorsement of your school principal to enter.

Your school can submit a total of two entries from students.

You can enter both study tours - the Anzac Spirit and Peace in the Pacific - but you will be eligible to win a place on only one of these tours.

How to enter

To enter, you need to create an original creative piece of work that explores the legend of the Anzacs.

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Answer this question

What inspiration does the legend of the Anzac spirit provide for youth in the 21st century?

You can submit your work in either essay or non-essay format.

Essay format

A typed essay of 1,000 words.

A word count for the essay must be included at the start of the bibliography.

Entries submitted in essay format should be logical, cohesive and use appropriate language.

Non-essay format

Non-essay formats include all of the following:

  • a poem or song - poem to be typed, song lyrics to be typed and song to be supplied on CD, DVD or USB drive
  • a video presentation - four to five minutes maximum, supplied on CD, DVD or USB drive
  • PowerPoint presentation - supplied on CD, DVD or USB drive
  • website - supplied on CD, DVD, USB drive or as a web link
  • artwork - must be accompanied by a brief overview or video presentation to explain the relevance of the artwork.

Entries submitted as a PowerPoint, song, video or website should demonstrate technical proficiency.

Step 2. Write an entry response

All entries must be accompanied by a response to the following questions:

  1. How was the research conducted?
  2. Why would you like to take part in the Anzac Spirit Study Tour?
  3. If you are successful, how will you share your experience with others?

Your response should be up to 300 words in total and include a word count.

Step 3. Fill in and submit the entry form

Fill in an entry form and submit it with your work to your school. All entries must be accompanied by the entry response.

Anzac Spirit Study Tour entry form (172.3 kb)
Anzac Spirit Study Tour entry form (187.6 kb)

Step 4. Forward your short-listed application

If shortlisted by your principal, ensure your school forwards your application by post, email or in person by 16 August 2019.

Chief Minister’s Anzac Spirit Study Tour
DefenceNT
Level 1, Development House
76 The Esplanade 
Darwin
defenceNT@nt.gov.au

By post

DefenceNT
GPO Box 3200 
Darwin NT 0801

Selection criteria

The entry must be your original work.

Entries are judged on the following criteria:

  • historical accuracy - 30%
  • relevance - 30%
  • creativity - 20%
  • sources - 10%
  • presentation - 10%.

To find out more, read the Anzac Spirit judging criteria.

Closing date

Entries are now open and close on 16 August 2019.

Successful applicants will be announced in September 2019.

If you are selected

On the study tour you will be expected to:

  • adhere to appropriate behaviour, dress codes and protocol for the duration of the study tour
  • provide a travel journal of your experiences on the tour when you return to the NT
  • act as an ambassador for the study tour by participating in media and community events
  • share your experience on social media.

Your photo and other personal information might be used in promotional materials.

To find out more read the Anzac Spirit personal information fact sheet.

Anzac Spirit personal information fact sheet (139.1 kb)
Anzac Spirit personal information fact sheet (165.2 kb)

Last updated: 19 July 2019

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