The Neville Bonner Memorial Prize is an Australian speaking competition for students in years 9 and 10, from both private and public schools.
The competition aims to encourage these students to take an interest in civics, particularly our system of government and constitutional arrangements.
In 2009, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACM) held its inaugural competition. It was well received by some of Sydney's leading schools and is now an integral part of an incorporated civics educational programme, which has since been expanding rapidly.
In 2010, The Crowned Republic saw competitions held in both Sydney and on the Central Coast. And in 2011, the competition was expanded nationally, with regional competitions held in each capital city and a number of other regional areas.
Due to an increasing demand for places in the competition, we have this year decided to facilitate the competition online. As always, cash prizes, as well as the prestigious Neville Bonner Memorial Prize shield are at stake. Further, each national finalist will receive a medallion to celebrate their achievement.
Check the full listing to see if your local branch or state is participating, then get you and your school involved in 2012.