Oxley Electorate Spirit of Anac Award

14 February 2017


I am excited to formally announce the inaugural ‘Oxley Electorate Spirit of ANZAC Award’.


This will be a competition open to students in Year 11 who will be invited to submit a short essay, poem or piece of artwork on what the spirit of ANZAC means to them.


The recipient judged to be awarded first prize will receive flights and accommodation with a parent/guardian to visit the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House in Canberra later this year.


Entries for students will open shortly and close on March 24th.


A selection committee consisting of representatives from local RSL Sub Branches will select the most worthy recipient to be awarded first place along with 5 other highly commended awards.


An announcement will be made at a ceremony on the night of Thursday April 20th in the lead up to this year’s Anzac Day The recipient of first prize will travel to Canberra on Monday 22nd May and return on Tuesday 23rd May.


Anzac Day holds a special place in the hearts of many Australians as we pay our respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.


I’m looking forward to receiving entries from students across the electorate as to what this special commemoration means to them.