Australia My Country

Australia My Country Competition 2020


New submission date 22nd May 2020


“They had no Choice – Animals in Australia’s Conflicts”

The Australia My Country (AMC) Competition is sponsored annually by the Forestville RSL sub-Branch and is designed to enhance the sense of pride and patriotism of participants by commemorating, through writing and art, Australia’s proud military heritage.  The Competition is open to Year 3 to 6 students of the Primary schools located within our defined geographic area and is run in conjunction with the principals and teachers of those participating schools.


The topic for the AMC Competition is selected annually by the sub-Branch Committee and participants can choose between written work (composition or poetry) or art works to meet the Competition requirements.


The topic for 2020 is ““They had no Choice – Animals in Australia’s Conflicts”. 


The topic has been selected to highlight the important but little recognised role that animals have played in Australia’s conflicts since Federation in 1901.  This role was finally recognised by the Australian Government in 2019 with the declaration that 24 February would be commemorated annually as War Animals Day, the symbol for which would be a purple poppy.


The detailed instructions and entry forms for the Competition are available via  this website (below).


Our defined geographic area is contained within the postcodes of 2084 (but excluding Cottage Point), 2085, 2086, 2087, and 2100 (but excluding Brookvale, North Manly and Warringah Mall).

Click here to view the Rules and How to Enter

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