How students enter the Peace in the Pacific study tour

This page has information on how students can enter the Peace in the Pacific study tour.

Who can enter

The study tour is open to all Territory students in Year 10 or 11.

To be eligible you must:

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

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 the Peace in the Pacific and the Anzac Spirit study tour competitions, but you are eligible to win a place on only one of these tours.

How to enter

You are required to create an original, creative piece of work that explores how the bombing of Darwin and the bombing of Pearl Harbour affected the relationship between Australia and the United States of America.

Step 1. Answer this question

How did the attacks on Pearl Harbour in 1941 and on Darwin in 1942 affect the relationship between Australia and the United States of America?

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

Essay format

A typed essay of 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 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 an essay 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. All entries must be accompanied by the entry response.

Peace in the Pacific Study Tour entry form (77.5 kb)
Peace in the Pacific Study Tour entry form (404.1 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 8 August 2018.

Post

Chief Minister’s Peace in the Pacific Study Tour
DefenceNT
GPO Box 3200 
Darwin NT 0801

Email

defenceNT@nt.gov.au

In person

DefenceNT
Level 1, Development House
76 The Esplanade 
Darwin

Selection criteria

The entry must be your original work.

Entries are judged on the following criteria:

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

To find out more get the Peace in the Pacific judging rubric.

Peace in the Pacific judging rubric (53.9 kb)
Peace in the Pacific judging rubric (385.0 kb)

Closing date

Your entry must be submitted to your school by 27 July 2018.

Schools then submit their top two entries from Year 10 or 11 students to the judging panel. These need to be received by the judging panel by close of business on 8 August 2018.

Successful applicants will be announced in October 2018.

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 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 Peace in the Pacific personal information fact sheet.

Peace in the Pacific personal information fact sheet (52.8 kb)
Peace in the Pacific personal information fact sheet (395.6 kb)

Last updated: 09 May 2018