How students enter the Anzac Spirit Study Tour

This page has information on how students can enter the Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

Who can enter

The study tour is open to all students in years 9 or 10.

Two entries from Year 9 and two entries from Year 10 can be submitted from each school.

Students must have parental permission and the endorsement of their school principal to enter.

To be eligible, students must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • be enrolled in a Northern Territory Government or non-government school
  • be 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 obtain a passport
  • be able to look after themselves physically and emotionally for the duration of the tour.

How to enter

The Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux, France, has a sign in the main hall, every classroom and the schoolyard that says 'N’oublions jamais l’Australie' meaning Never forget Australia.

The sign symbolises the enduring relationship between the people of Villers-Bretonneux and Australia.

To enter students are required to create an original creative piece of work that explores the relationship between Australians and the people of Villers-Bretonneux.

Step 1. Answer this question

What does the enduring relationship between Australians and the people of Villers-Bretonneux teach us about the Anzac Spirit?

Works can be submitted in one of the below formats.

Essay format

A typed essay of 800 to 1000 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 to be supplied on CD, DVD or USB drive
  • a video presentation - four to five minutes, 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.

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. Please include a word count.

Step 3. Fill in and submit the entry form

Students must fill in an entry form and submit it along with their entry to their school. Please note that all entries must be accompanied by a response.

Anzac Spirit Study Tour entry form (128.5 kb)
Anzac Spirit Study Tour entry form (207.9 kb)

Selection criteria

The entry must be the original work of the student.

Entries are judged on the following criteria:

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

To find out more get the Anzac Spirit judging rubric.

Anzac Spirit judging rubric (92.7 kb)
Anzac Spirit judging rubric (103.1 kb)

Closing date

Entries are now closed.

Schools submitted their best entries from each eligible year - two from Year 9 and two from Year 10 - to the judging panel.

If you are selected

The 15 students selected to take a place on the study tour will be expected to:

  • adhere to appropriate behaviour, dress codes and protocol for the duration of the study tour
  • provide a travel journal of their experiences on the trip on return to the Northern Territory
  • act as an ambassador for the study tour by participating in media and community events.

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 (70.4 kb)
Anzac Spirit personal information fact sheet (120.4 kb)

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Last updated: 19 September 2017