The Simpson Prize is a great opportunity for Year 9 and 10 students to participate in a nationwide essay competition, giving them the chance to win an unforgettable 2 week trip to Turkey as well as a prepatory trip to Canberra. The winners from each State and Territory will travel together to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Service in April each year. For further details go to http://www.simpsonprize.org

Simpson Prize 2018 winners

The 2018 Queensland winner is Rachael Leeson, St Monica’s College, Cairns

The 2018 Queensland runner-up is Rayan Bakker, Pimlico State High School, Townsville

Highly Commended students are:
Melanie Ashley, Stuartholme School, Toowong

Matthew Cho, St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane

Brynna Ducie, Mt St Michael’s College, Ashgrove

Special Congratulations to Glenn Edwards, Pimlico State High School, Townsville teacher who has been chosen as one of the Chaperones to accompany the students to the Western Front in 2018.

The winners from each State and Territory will travel together to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Service in April 2017. For further details go to http://www.simpsonprize.org

Queensland Winner of the Simpson Prize, 2018, Rachael Leeson, St. Monica’s College, Cairns with Hon. Warren Entsch MP, Federal Member for Leichhardt, Queensland.

Queensland Runner – Up of the Simpson Prize, 2018, Rayan Bakker, Pimlico State High School, Townsville with Hon. Cathy O’Toole MP, Member for Herbert, Queensland.

Winning Queensland Teacher Chaperone of the Simpson Prize, 2018, Glenn Edwards, Pimlico State High School, Townsville, will accompany students to the Western Front in April/May this year. He was presented with his Certificate by the Assistant Minister Vocational Education and Training, the Hon. Karen Andrews MP at Parliament House, Canberra.

The Winners and Runners-Up of the Simpson Prize, 2018, at the Simpson and his Donkey Memorial Statue, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, March, 2018.

The Simpson Prize tour group at the school of Villers-Bretonneux, France, after ANZAC Day.

Simpson Prize 2017 winners

The 2017 Queensland winner is Riley Smithers, Pimlico State High School, Townsville

The 2017 Queensland runner-up is Rachael Leeson, St Monica’s College, Cairns

Highly Commended students are:
Isabella Devenish, St Monica’s College, Cairns

Gabrielle Florian, Mt St Michael’s College, Ashgrove, Brisbane

The winners from each State and Territory will travel together to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day Service in April 2017. For further details go to http://www.simpsonprize.org