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

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Anzac Day Schools' Awards. Entries have now closed for this year.

See winning schools for 2020.

If you have any questions please contact us at

Find out about the Anzac Day Schools' Award

National History Challenge

This is 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 2020 challenge is CONTESTED hiSTORIES.

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 Friday 28 August 2020 – check the website for key dates.

Last updated: 2 December 2020

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2020), Competitions, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 20 January 2021,
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