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					                                                                       The Victorian
                                                                                                     Spirit of ANZAC Prize
                                                                                                  commemoration and education

The Premier of Victoria, Steve Bracks MP, invites Year Nine students in Government, Catholic
and Independent schools to enter the 2007 Victorian Spirit of ANZAC Prize Competition. This
competition will select ten students to participate in an all-expenses paid study tour that visits
sites of service and cultural significance in Europe in April 2008.
Students will require parental permission and the endorsement of their school principal to enter
the competition.
Further information and registration forms are available from
www.veterans.vic.gov.au or by contacting: veterans@dvc.vic.gov.au


COMPETITION DETAILS
Students should submit an entry that discusses the following topic:
“What values are associated with the ‘Spirit of ANZAC’?
Are these values still relevant to young people today?”
Students may chose to demonstrate links with the present                                 •	 Web	page	presentation	on	CD-ROM
time using:                                                                              •	 Artwork	eg.	painting,	drawing,	textile.
•	 Examples	from	Victorian	communities	in	recent	years	
                                                                                         Source	material	may	come	from	interviews,	experiences,		
   and/or
                                                                                         media	sources	and	individual	literary	or	web	research.			
•	 Examples	from	the	various	campaigns	and	operations	that	                              All	sources	must	be	acknowledged.
   have	involved	the	armed	services	up	to	the	present	day	e.g.	
   East	Timor,	Korea,	Malaya,	Vietnam,	WW1,	WW2,	Iraq	etc.                               Non	essay	entries	must	be	accompanied	by	a	written	
The	entry	may	take	any	of	the	following	forms:                                           statement	of	up	to	500	words.	This	statement		should		
                                                                                         address	the	following	questions:
•	 Essay	-	minimum	1000	words	
    (word	count	does	not	include	references	or	footnotes)                                •	   How	was	the	research	conducted?
•	 Poem                                                                                  •	   Why	was	this	format	chosen?
•	 Audio	presentation	(maximum	10	minutes)                                               •	   What	are	your	conclusions	on	the	theme?
•	 Video	presentation	(maximum	10	minutes)                                               •	   How	is	the	research	related	to	the	format/	
                                                                                              presentation?
•		 Musical	composition	-	song	or	instrumental	piece
•	 Digital	presentation	on	CD-ROM


2007 VICTORIAN SPIRIT OF ANZAC PRIZE COMPETITION – REGISTRATION FORM
Name:                        Family                                                                                     Date	of	birth
                             First                                                                                      Gender		M/F	
Postal	address:				          Street/PO	Box	
																																 Suburb/ Town	
																										   Postcode		
Telephone:							            Home	               																								 												
	     	      	               Mobile	
Email	address:		
School name:
School postal address:


                                                                                                                               A Victorian
Contact	Teacher’s	title	&	name:		
                                                                                                                              Government
                                                                                                                                 initiative
                                                 Please turn over to complete form
SELECTION PROCESS                                                                DEADLINES
Stage 1                                                                          Registration	forms	must	be	submitted	by	
                                                                                 Friday 31 August 2007
All Entries – November 2007
Entries	will	be	judged	by	a	regional	selection	panel.	                           Competition	entries	must	be	submitted	by	
                                                                                 Friday 12 October 2007
•	 Historical	Quality	-	40%	
•	 Relationship	to	the	theme	-	40%                                               Regional	finalists	will	be	informed	in	early	
•	 Presentation	-	20%                                                            December 2007

Stage 2
Regional Finalists – late January 2008                                           SUBMISSION DETAILS
Personal qualities – “the capacity to act as an
                                                                                 Return	this	form	by:
‘ambassador’ on behalf of the young people of Victoria”
                                                                                 Post:		 Veterans	Unit
The	27	finalists	will	be	required	to	discuss	their	                              	       Department	for	Victorian	Communities
entry	with	an	interview	panel	in	a	five	to	ten	minute	                           	       GPO	Box	2392
presentation.	Finalists	will	also	submit	a	personal	                             	       MELBOURNE		VIC		3000
portfolio	that	outlines	their	achievements	and	                                  Fax:		 9208	3870
participation	in	school	and	community	activities.                                Email:	 veterans@dvc.vic.gov.au


CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1.	 The	student	must	be	a	currently	enrolled	Year	Nine	                          	    A	student	will	forfeit	his	or	her	prize	if	the	entry	
    student	in	a	Victorian	Government,	Catholic	or	                                   infringes	an	existing	copyright.		
    Independent	school.                                                          9.	 The	parent/guardian	must	apply	for	the	student’s	
2.	 The	entry	must	have	no	overt	assistance	from	other	                              passport	and	arrange	for	any	vaccinations	required	
    students,	teachers	or	family	members.                                            for	travel.	
3.	 No	responsibility	will	be	taken	by	the	competition	                          10.	The	Victorian	Government	will	meet	all	reasonable	
    organisers	for	loss	or	damage	or	entries	not	received.                           travel	and	accommodation	expenses	for	regional	
4.	 The	student	must	be	available	for	interview	in	                                  finalists.
    Melbourne	in	the	week	beginning	21	January	2008.                             11.	The	Victorian	Government	will	meet	all	tour	
5.	 The	student	must	be	available	to	participate	in	a		                 	            expenses	including	travel,	accommodation,		
    14	day	study	tour	in	April	2008.                                                 uniforms	and	allowances.

6.	 The	student	and	parents/guardians	must	abide	by	the	                         12.	To	be	eligible	to	travel	on	the	2008	Study	Tour,		                   	
    decision	of	the	regional	and	central	selection	panels.                           the	student	must	attend	a	Victorian	registered	
                                                                                     school	in	2008.		
7.	 The	student	must	provide	the	competition	entry	for	
    publicity	purposes.
	8.	 Entrants,	by	entering	into	the	competition,	warrant	to	                                                                  A Victorian
     the	Department	for	Victorian	Communities	that	their	                                                                    Government
     entries	do	not	infringe	any	existing	copyright.		                                                                          initiative




2007 VICTORIAN SPIRIT OF ANZAC PRIZE COMPETITION – REGISTRATION FORM

I	.................................................................................	am	currently	enrolled	as	a	Year	9	student	

at ....................................................................................................................................................
(school)	and	wish	to	be	registered	for	the	2007 Victorian Spirit of ANZAC Prize Competition
subject	to	the	conditions	of	entry.		My	parent/guardian	and	school	principal	grant	permission	for	
me	to	participate	in	the	Competition	and	the	Study	Tour	(if	selected)	and	any	related	functions	or	
publicity	activities	including	the	print,	electronic	or	digital	media.	

Student signature...........................................................................	 Date.............................................

Parent/Guardian	signature	...........................................................	                    Date	............................................

Principal	signature	.........................................................................	            Date	............................................

				
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