City of Port Phillip Schools Peace Award

Call for entries now open

The City of Port Phillip Schools Peace Award is a new civic award for primary and secondary students who live or go to school in the City of Port Phillip.

Entries open in April and close in October. Award recipients will be announced in November 2018 and will receive a certificate and a gift.

The Award invites students to think about how conflict impacts on communities and individuals, and to consider ways to make our world a better place. Entries can include art, writing, music and video on themes of hopes for peace or the issues of conflict. The Award provides opportunities for young people to explore current and historic issues around war and conflict, and express what peace may look like.

Entries can be in ONE of the following formats:

  • Essay of up to 500 words for primary school or 1000 words for secondary school
  • Poem or short story up to 500 words for primary or 1000 words for secondary
  • Family history presentation and commentary
  • Audio and/or video presentation (maximum 5 minutes) - attach electronic file or share link to a video sharing website site
  • Musical composition (song or instrumental) - submit as an electronic file via email or a URL
  • Artwork (painting, drawing, photograph or textile) - provide a description of title, size and materials used

Please include a statement of up to 300 words in support of video, music and artwork entries in the 'description' box or attach below.

To enter, complete your details below and attach your entry. If your entry cannot be emailed, please deliver to Port Melbourne Town Hall, St Kilda Town Hall or South Melbourne Town Hall addressed to Art and Heritage Team.

Fields marked with * are compulsory.

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Your entry can look at:

  • How does conflict impact on communities and individuals?
  • How can we make our world a better place?
  • What are contemporary and historic issues around war and conflict?
  • What does peace look like?
  • World conflicts (historical or contemporary) or global issues
  • Peace movements (historical or contemporary) or paths to peace
  • Young people’s experiences, participation and contributions
  • Your family experiences

For more information email art& or ring 9209 6496.




Swallow and Ariell Biscuit Manufactory workers, ‘Busy Bees’, made clothes for soldiers. Port Phillip City Collection pm1099.1-3


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