Gold Coast students to compete for spot on Gallipoli Anzac trip

A NUMBER of Gold Coast students could be off on a trip of a lifetime next year.

Local kids now have the chance to compete for one of 70 spots on a trip to Europe in 2015, where they will witness the Anzac Day centenary at Gallipoli.

Premier Campbell Newman said the students and 10 chaperones would join widows and direct descendants of Anzac soldiers, the veteran community, official representatives, and 6,000 Australians and 2,000 New Zealanders drawn from a ballot at the commemoration.


“These young Queenslanders will be incredibly fortunate to be part of the centenary celebrations – a moving tribute to the ultimate sacrifice made by ANZAC soldiers one hundred years ago,” Mr Newman said.

“The 2015 Premier’s Anzac Prize will determine who will be part of this unique experience.

“I encourage Year 8 to 11 students to enter the competition which opens on Anzac Day.”

Students are required to submit an original, two to five minute multimedia presentation addressing how the Anzac tradition shaped Australia, why it is still important and how future generations will keep the tradition alive.

For more information on the Premier’s Anzac Prize, including tour reports and footage, click here. Queensland’s centenary activities are documented on the Anzac Centenary website here.