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2024 Simpson Prize Question 

‘Commemoration of the Anzac tradition has widespread support in Australia despite different historical interpretations and debates about the nature and significance of the Anzac legend.’

To what extent does your own research support this view?

A link to the 2024 Simpson Prize Question and Sources is:

The Simpson Prize 2024 | Australian War Memorial (


To enter the Simpson Prize you must respond to the question using the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection and your own research.

You are encouraged to discuss and respond to the question from a variety of perspectives, individual and national, using a variety of sources.

You are expected to make effective use of a minimum of 4 provided sources.

Up to half your response should also make use of information drawn from your own knowledge and research.

Schools are permitted to submit up to 3 Student Entries.

Closing date
Submissions are due by 5.00 pm Friday 3 November 2023.

NOTE:  If you submit an entry you should receive an automated receipt. If you don’t receive a receipt please check your junk mail. If you can’t find a receipt please submit again.

Students: Please go to Student Entry Requirements before beginning your entry.
Teachers: Teachers submitting student entries are eligible to become a Teacher Chaperone for Simpson Prize activities; please go to Teacher Chaperone Entry Requirements for details.

Note: Winners will participate in Simpson Prize activities in 2024.

Instructions on how to submit completed entries are found at How to submit entries.

The competition is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and run by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia.