Remembrance Day Poster Competition


Victorian Primary School students are invited to enter the annual Shrine Remembrance Day Poster Competition. Students may enter this Poster Competition as individuals or as a class entry via the teacher. 

Peace 1918

This year's theme is 'Peace 1918' to coincide with 100 year Armistice anniversary. We are looking for original entries that are portrait oriented, eye-catching, colourful (although not fluorescent colours), imaginative and demonstrate a good understanding of the theme. Attempt to look beyond the traditional symbols of doves and peace symbols.

Please ensure your entry is delivered by the due date to be considered.

Entries will be accepted at the Shrine from August.

Entry form

The winning poster may become the official Remembrance Day poster for the Shrine and appear on flyers and posters around the City of Melbourne. The schools of the winning and highly commended art works will receive a selection of books from Department of Veterans’ Affairs, a personalised guided tour at the Shrine on Remembrance Day and an opportunity to place a flower in the Field of Poppies whilst attending the Official Remembrance Day Service on 11 November.


To enter


  1. Print then complete the entry form and attach to each artwork entered.
  2. Remember to attach an original statement or poem about the artwork. For a collaborative class entry consisting of one artwork, the class should complete the artist’s statement or poem together.
  3. To submit: Place artwork(s) between two pieces of heavy cardboard. Entries must be submitted flat (not rolled in a tube).
  4. Deliver the artwork(s), statement(s) or poem(s) with the completed entry form(s) to: 
    Via hand delivery to Shrine of Remembrance Reception Desk Birdwood Avenue Melbourne or Via post to 
    Shrine of Remembrance Education
    GPO BOX 1603 Melbourne VIC 3001
  5. Entries due 5pm Tuesday 9 October 2017.
  6. Finalists must be available to attend the Poster Competition presentation to be held on Remembrance Day Saturday 11 November 2017 following the commemorative service.

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Winning Entry 2016


A Friend’s Journey by Claudia Cover, Grade 6 Holy Rosary Primary School, Kensington
Artist statement: "Beneath the journey of two best friends who experience the torment of war—with only one returning home—lies a bright and colourful red field of symbolic poppies, with reflective icons of their shared experiences together."