$1000 prize for essay

The Public Education Foundation’s annual prestigious essay competition is now open for applications from year 11 students of NSW public schools who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

The winner will receive a $1000 scholarship to support education expenses.

The Foundation has a critical role to play in advancing the value and reputation of public education by actively advocating for the sector and celebrating excellence and achievement within it.

Last month, the Foundation held its annual awards night at which the achievements of NSW public students were celebrated.

Essays written for the competition must be 400 words long and be written on the theme, “Why a good public education system matters in modern Australia”. The closing date for entries is Monday, July 4. Entries will be judged by members of Federation’s Retired Teachers Association and will be assessed on quality of content, originality and format.

For an information pack and to register, click here.