Thursday 23 June 2016 to Friday 28 October 2016

Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize 2016

The Race Discrimination Commissioner's Student Prize is an annual competition for school students aimed to promote research and discussion of racism among young people. 

Entries closed 17 September 2016. 

You can now enter the 2017 Competition.


Who can enter

Students in Years 10 and 11 in an Australian school are eligible to enter. 

What do entrants need to do

Entrants may write an essay (maximum 1,000 words) or record a speech (video or audio maximum 7 minutes) and submit it to the Commission via the entry form by 17 September 2016.

Entrants must answer one of the following questions:

1. What role should the law play in Australian society's response to racism?

2. Ignorance is the root of racism. Discuss.

3. What challenges does racism pose to Australian society today?

Prize and judging

The winning student will be awarded a book voucher from Dymocks worth $150.00. Their work will also be featured in the Commissioner's monthly newsletter.

The winning student's school will be awarded a book voucher from Dymocks worth $500.00. 

The best entry will be selected by the Race Discrimination Commissioner and the winner will be awarded their prize at the Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture in Sydney in October 2016.  

Terms and Conditions of Entry:

Click here for the Terms and Conditions of entry.