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Anzac Centenary Reflections Competition – NOW CLOSED

This Competition is now CLOSED – Winners will be notified and published on this page soon. 

The Anzac Centenary Reflections Competition is a short film, photography and writing competition run specifically for South Australians during the Anzac Centenary.

The Anzac Centenary (2014-2018) is Australia’s most important time of national commemoration and reflection. This period marks 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Anzac Centenary aims to honour the sacrifice and service of all who have served from the original ANZACS on the shores of Gallipoli, up to the service men and women currently serving at home and abroad.

This period recognises the generations of Australian men and women who have defended our values and freedoms in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service.

The Anzac Centenary Reflections Competition invites photographers, videographers, writers and poets to contribute during this time of national reflection.

Official First World War historian C.E.W. Bean once wrote that the Spirit of ANZAC “stood, and still stands, for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, fidelity, comradeship and endurance that will never own defeat.”

The ANZAC themes are known as: compassion, courage, duty, integrity, mateship, resilience, teamwork and toughness.

The Anzac Centenary Reflections Competitions is looking for entries that reflect some or all of these themes in a creative, engaging and impacting way through the medium of film, photography, short story and poetry.

The creative entries should underpin an overall theme of commemoration, reflection and honour, paying tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

This competition also provides entrants an opportunity to have their work featured on the Anzac Centenary website and to be included in the state’s time capsule project as part of the states commemoration of the Anzac Centenary.

A $500 voucher will be awarded for each category. The writing category will have two $250 prizes awarded for creative writing and poetry respectively.

One major prize of a trip for two to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra will be awarded to an overall winner from any category judged to be the highest merit and best explores issues and themes related to the ANZAC Centenary.


Short Film – $500 store voucher

Photography – $500 store voucher

Creative Writing/Poetry – 2 x $250 store voucher

Grand Prize

A grand prize of a trip for two to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra will be offered to an overall outstanding entry from either of the three categories. This entry does not need to win its category to be awarded the overall prize.

Flights will be offered as return flights from Adelaide and will include two nights’ accommodation. The winner will also be asked to write a Think Piece of their trip to the Australian War Memorial to be featured on the Anzac Centenary Website.

*All winners will be required to receive their prize at a reception in February 2018*

Open to:

All South Australian residents aged 15 years +

Competition opens:

Monday 11 September, 2017

Entries Close:

Saturday 11 November, 2017

For further information contact: or call 8226 8543

Before entering please read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS


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