The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards and the National History Challenge are opportunities for students to engage with Australia’s wartime history in significant and meaningful ways.

We invite you to enter these competitions to explore the wartime experiences of Australians and the significance of commemoration.

Anzac Day Schools' Award

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) is proud to host the Anzac Day Schools' Awards for 2021.

This national competition recognises the work of students, teachers and schools to engage with veterans and honour Australia's wartime history.

The theme of the 2021 awards is What does commemoration look like in your community?

Find out how to enter the 2021 Anzac Day Schools Awards.

National History Challenge

This a research–based competition for primary and secondary students in Australia. It is run and organised by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA).

The theme of the 2021 challenge is “SIGNIFICANCE: History matters”.

DVA sponsors the Australian Wartime Experiences category of the National History Challenge.

Students who enter the Australian Wartime Experiences category will gain an understanding of the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served Australia in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Entries close 27 August 2021 – check the website for key dates.

Last updated: 24 February 2021

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2021), Competitions, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 23 October 2021,
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