This is the current (2018) Simpson Prize question and source material. Previous years are available here.
Some historians have described 1917 as “the worst year of the Great War” for Australia and Australians. To what extent is this an accurate statement?
The Simpson Prize requires you to respond to the question above using both the sources below and your own research.
You are encouraged to agree with, debate 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 of the following sources. 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 2018.