How students enter the Peace in the Pacific Study Tour

This page has information on how students can enter the 2020 Chief Minister's Peace in the Pacific Study Tour.

Students must submit their application to their school principal by Friday 12 June 2020.

Schools will then submit two shortlisted entries.

Successful applicants will be announced in August 2020.

Who can enter

The study tour is open to all Territory students in year 10 and 11.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolled in a Northern Territory government or non-government school
  • be enrolled in years 10 or 11 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
  • be able to look after yourself physically and emotionally for the duration of the tour.

You must have parent or guardian permission and the endorsement of your school principal to enter.

Your school will complete the initial shortlisting. Only two entries will be accepted from each school.

Year 10 students can enter both the Peace in the Pacific and the Anzac Spirit Study Tour competitions. You are eligible to win a place on only one of these tours.

How to enter

Create an original or creative piece of work that best answers the set question.

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Answer this question

Following World War II in the Pacific, how has the peace process been influenced by each of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Japan
  • United States of America.

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, 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 Peace in the Pacific 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 by Friday 12 June 2020. All entries must be accompanied by the entry response.

Peace in the Pacific Study Tour entry form  PDF (190.0 KB)
Peace in the Pacific Study Tour entry form DOCX (172.7 KB)

Your school will shortlist two entries.

Step 4. Shortlisted applications

If shortlisted by your principal, make sure your school forwards your application by post, email or in person by Friday 26 June 2020.

Chief Minister’s Peace in the Pacific Study Tour
Defence and Veterans Engagement
Level 1, Development House
76 The Esplanade 
Darwin
defenceNT@nt.gov.au

By mail

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 Peace in the Pacific judging criteria .

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 trip on return to the NT
  • 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 Peace in the Pacific personal information fact sheet.

Peace in the Pacific personal information fact sheet PDF (134.4 KB)
Peace in the Pacific personal information fact sheet DOCX (165.6 KB)

Last updated: 06 January 2020

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