The Republic Essay Competition is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage future leaders to reflect on Australian civics and citizenship.
Year 10, 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools are invited to submit an essay on the following topic (up to 1,000 words): “Young Australians deserve to have a say on an Australian head of state. Discuss."
- 1st place: $300 and publication by Fairfax Media
- 2nd place: $200
- 3rd place: $100
Shortlisted entrants will receive an annual membership to the Australian Republic Movement.