Essay competition for Year 10 Students

January 31, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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The Australian Jewish Historical Society Inc. has announced an essay competition, for 2014’s Year 10 students on “An aspect of Jewish Life within Australasia”…and there is $1,000 in store for the winner.

AJHSThe essay may be based on a personal experience, an experience by a member of the family, or by research on a person, a family, a district, a company, a synagogue, sporting group, or other Jewish organisation.

The essay may cover any period from 1788 to today.

The writer of the best essay will win $1,000 with cash prizes for all top 5 essay. A number of other awards are also planned.



  1. To be in English
  2. Submitted to the AJHS via email address [email protected]
  3. Submissions close 31 March 2014 at 6pm.
  4. Essays to be submitted as a Word or PDF document.
  5. Essays must be at least 1,500 words and no more than 5,000 words.
  6. Essays may include illustrations and maps.
  7. References must be given as End Notes.
  8. Essays are to be submitted with a title page stating the title of the Essay, and the name, address, date of birth and contact details of the writer, as well as the school the student attends.
  9. Essays will be judged by a panel (or panels) selected by the AJHS.

The school attended by the winner will also receive an award.

The competition is supported by the JCA Millie Phillips Jewish Education Endowment Fund in NSW and the Society’s Morris Forbes and Hannah Himmelferb Endowment Fund throughout Australia

A spokesman for the AJHS told J=Wire: “The competition is open to students from all over Australia.”



One Response to “Essay competition for Year 10 Students”
  1. Lihn says:

    Referring to the Essay competition – it states “open to students all over Australia”. – I was under the impression that New Zealand year 10 students were also included in this?? – It is, after all an essay about an “aspect of Jewish life within Australasia”

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