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8 Feb 2021

Calling all South Australian schools: Anzac Day Schools' Awards now open

The 2021 Anzac Day Schools' Awards are now open! The awards, hosted by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), are a fantastic opportunity for schools to engage with veterans and honour Australia's wartime history.

This year, the awards theme is: What does commemoration look like in your community?

Schools can submit an entry from a class, a year level or as a whole school.

Entries close at 5pm AEST Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Ideas for your entry

  • Commemorating Anzac Day or Remembrance Day in the 21st century
  • Changing attitudes towards commemoration over time
  • Engaging with veterans, hearing their stories
  • Experiences of families of service men and women
  • The changing roles of women in war
  • Commemoration in a multicultural community

You may wish to:

  • conduct historical research
  • interview veterans
  • tell stories
  • create artworks
  • make a movie
  • create a website


  • National School Award ($5000)
  • State/Territory School Awards ($3000 each)
  • Brigadier Bill Rolfe AO Award for Veteran Involvement ($2000)
  • Award for Innovative Commemoration ($2000)
  • Award for Creative use of Technology ($2000)
  • Remote Schools Award ($2000)
  • Specialist Educational Settings Award ($2000)

More details can be found here:

If you have any questions or experience technical difficulties when submitting your entry, you can contact:

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