The Premier's ANZAC Prize 

RSL Queensland has partnered with the Queensland Department of Education to sponsor the Premier’s Anzac Prize. 

The annual Premier's Anzac Prize provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Queensland students and teachers to explore the ANZAC story and legacy. 

Prize recipients participate in research, fundraising, community engagement and a tour of Europe, sightseeing and visiting key historical sites including World War I battlefields.

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About the Prize

The Premier's Anzac Prize is a unique opportunity for young Queenslanders to gain in-depth insight into the ANZAC legacy through research, workshops, and visits to significant sites on the Western Front (UK, France and Belgium).

Prize applications are open to Queensland high school students and teachers. Student applicants must be in years 8 to 11 at the time of application.


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The 2024 Premier's ANZAC Prize 

Key dates

  • Student and chaperone applications open – Thursday 13 April 2023
  • Chaperone applications close – Monday 17 July 2023
  • Student applications close – Friday 8 September 2023
  • Young historians workshop – 10 to 12 January 2024
  • Premier's Anzac Prize tour – 13 to 28 April 2024


Key dates for the 2025 Premier’s Anzac Prize will be added once confirmed. 

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  • A 14 to 16-day tour of Europe visiting key sites important to Australian war history 
  • Learn about life at the front and the history of our ANZACs overseas during WWI 
  • Students are required to attend a briefing session and a two-day history workshop, complete a research task, undertake a charity fundraising project and present to a primary school in the four to five months prior to travel 
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided during the briefing session 
  • The two teacher chaperones will accompany the group for the whole tour and will be required to assist with the Prize projects, tour planning and pre-departure sessions as well as undertake their own research task 
  • Students must have prior parent/guardian consent 
  • Accommodation is hotel style or twin share 


  • Young historians’ workshop hosted by the State Library of Queensland 
  • Return economy airfares 
  • Land travel 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Accommodation 
  • Most meals 
  • Entry fees for all site visits 

How To Enter:

For Students:

2024 Prize applications for students closed on 8 September 2023. 

2025 Prize applications will open in 2024. 


For Teachers:

2024 Prize applications for teacher chaperones closed on 17 July 2023. 

2025 Prize applications will open in 2024. 


Apply via the Department of Education



This competition is conducted and managed by the Queensland Department of Education. Please refer to the Department for any terms and conditions that may apply, including eligibility.