Sam Lewis Peace Prize

Wauchope Public School won first prize in the whole school K–6 category with "Garden of Reconciliation"

Win a Grand Prize of $500 or other prizes from a $4000 pool by entering this year’s Sam Lewis Peace and Environment Awards, open to students in NSW public schools and post-school educational sites.

This year’s theme is “Give peace a chance” and submissions close on 22 September. The theme emphasises the importance of working together to promote peace and the benefits this can bring to the natural and built environment (including communities).

Entries can take a number of formats and can be posted or submitted electronically. Details are available on Federation’s website.

The 2016 award winners have been announced and honoured. The first place prize-getters were presented at a Federation Council meeting.

In the whole school K-6 category, first prize of $200 was won by Wauchope PS.

In the Year 7–10 category Audrey Magann of Camden Haven HS came first. No first prize was awarded in the Year 11–12 category and no grand prize was awarded.

Federation thanks all those who assisted to provide entries.

The committee is hoping the competition entry numbers this year will yet again exceed previous expectations.

A big thank-you to the 2016 committee, Glynnis Brown, Janine Kitson, Peter Weitzel, Darren Mearrick and Marianna Valeri.

The winning entries from 2016 will shortly be on display in the newly-refurbished library at Federation House. Inquiries can be made to coordinator Theo Bougatsas here.