Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

On Anzac Day this year Australians will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli peninsula.

To mark the significance of the Centenary of Anzac and inspire future generations to learn about the role of Australia and New Zealand in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, Sunshine Coast schools are encouraged to enter the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards competition.

The competition provides schools with the opportunity to win cash prizes for demonstrating learning about Anzac Day. Entering schools will receive a certificate of achievement and may win a state, national or special category prize.

“This year Anzac Day takes on even greater significance as we commemorate the 1915 Gallipoli landing and the century of service, courage and sacrifice which has followed,” said Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer MP.

“The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards competition is one way our local schools can ensure this vital part of Australia’s heritage is passed on to our younger generation, so they might do the same with future generations.”

The competition closes on 22 May 2015. Further information can be found at www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au/competitions

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