The 2024 Premier’ Anzac Prize is proudly presented in partnership with RSL Queensland.

The Premier’s Anzac Prize provides an opportunity for young Queenslanders to gain an in-depth understanding of the Anzac legacy through reseach, workshops and visits to important memorial

sites on the Western Front (UK, France and Belgium). The Western Front is where Australian service people sacrificed so much during World War I.

Queensland high school students and teachers are encouraged to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Applications are now open for the 2024 Premier’s Anzac Prize. Please see prize details and download application form below.

The annual Premier’s Anzac Prize provides a life-changing opportunity for Queensland high school students to engage with the Anzac tradition first-hand and explore how the Anzac legacy relates to modern Australian life.

The Premier’s Anzac Prize is a highly enriching program for young history enthusiasts. Prize recipients are required to take part in activities that build their knowledge and understanding of the Anzac spirit and its relevance in modern Australian and global contexts.

Tasks include research and commemoration of service people, community engagement and fundraising projects, and participation in a tour of key sites important to Australian war history.

Discover this year’s program though images, videos and diary entries written by the 2023 Prize recipients.

View the achievements of the 2020 Premier’s Anzac Prize recipients.

Prize details
  • The prize is awarded to Queensland high school students and teachers from both state and non-state schools.
  • A 14 to 16 day tour of Europe visiting key sites important to our Australian war history.
  • Successful students will be involved in learning about Life at the Front and the history of our Anzacs overseas during WWI.
  • Students are required to attend a briefing session, a 2-day workshop hosted by the State Library of Queensland, complete a research task, undertake charity fundraising project and present to a primary school in the 4 to 5 months prior to travel. Research is recorded in Historypin External link.
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided during the briefing session.
  • The 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.
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

2024 Prize applications for students in Years 8 to 11 (at time of application) closes Friday, 8 September 2023

Student application form (PDF, 1.5MB)