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Competition sends students to Gallipoli

By Barcham - 24 July 2013 0

Katy Gallagher is calling on students to enter the 2014 ANZAC Spirit Prize, the winners of which will revieved two fully-fuinded trips to trips to Gallipoli where they will be able to research the ANZAC story firsthand.

“The 2014 ANZAC Spirit Prize is a special opportunity for two students in the ACT to experience a tour of Gallipoli and to learn about the sacrifice made by Australian and New Zealand soldiers back in 1915.

“This prize will also give the students a unique opportunity to visit ANZAC Cove for the Dawn Service on the 99th anniversary of the ANZAC landing.

“I encourage all students to enter this year’s ANZAC Spirit Prize and to submit entries that creatively represent the importance of the ANZAC Spirit in our community.”

The inaugural Prize in 2013 attracted a wide range of high quality entries, with the two winners being Beth Downing from Campbell High School and Caitlyn Baljak from St Clare’s College. The two students attended the 2013 Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove followed by the Australian Service at Lone Pine.

Entries for the 2014 Prize will be accepted in a variety of formats, including: an essay, poem or short story; an audio or video presentation; a musical composition; an artwork; a digital presentation or a web page or PowerPoint on CD or DVD.

The competition is open to all ACT students in government and non-government schools in Years 9 and 10 in 2013.

Get to it! The competition starts right now and goes untilthe 16th of October 2013. For further information visit: www.det.act.gov.au

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