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 every year.

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

Entries for 2021 have closed. We’ll announce the new competition in early 2022.

We’ll announce when it’s open in the Anzac Portal newsletter.

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

Students who enter this 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 have closed for 2021 – check the website for key dates.

Last updated: 2 November 2021

Cite this page

DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2021), Competitions, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 26 November 2021,
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