Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis has launched a competition for the region’s students to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I in 2018.
Students will have the chance to win a commemorative bronze statue for their school by submitting a poem, painting, portrait or essay depicting an event from the war in 2018.
The school with most entries will win and a prize will be awarded to the best individual submission.
Mrs Sudmalis said that while much was heard about the early years of the war, little was discussed about the final offensive.
“We have a responsibility to ensure our legacy on the national stage is recognised and remembered, and our youth are our future custodians,” she said.
“In our children we must instil knowledge through learning and self-improvement.”
Minister for Veteran’s Affairs, Dan Tehan, encouraged all students to get involved.
“This competition will help the next generation of Australians reflect on the First World War and understand how it shaped our nation,” Mr Tehan said.
Submissions will close on June 1, 2018.
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