“How do lesser known stories from the Western Front expand our understanding of the Australian experience of the First World War?”
The Simpson Prize requires you to respond to the question above using the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial source selection (below) and your own research.
You are encouraged to debate, agree with, or challenge the statement from a variety of perspectives – individual, national, and global – and to use sources in a variety of forms.
You are expected to make effective use of a minimum of three sources listed below. Up to half of your response should also make use of information drawn from your own knowledge and research.
Information about word or time limits, the closing date, entry forms, and judging can be found at the Simpson Prize official website.
Note: Students who submit winning entries for this year’s Simpson Prize question will travel in 2021.
The competition is funded by the Australian Department of Education and run by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please be aware that this resource contains images and names of deceased persons.