Remembrance Day Poster Competition


Victorian Primary School students are invited to enter the annual Shrine Remembrance Day Poster Competition. Art work must reflect the year’s theme: 'Symbols of Remembrance'. Students may enter this Poster Competition as individuals or as a class entry via the teacher.

The winning poster may become the official Remembrance Day poster for the Shrine of Remembrance 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 the 11th November. Winning entries and highly commended artworks will be displayed in an exhibition at the Shrine to coincide with Remembrance Day commemorations.


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We are now inviting entries from students and classes for the annual Remembrance Day Poster Competition. The theme this year is ‘Symbols of Remembrance’. We are looking for entries that are eye-catching, colourful (although not fluorescent colours), imaginative and demonstrate a good understanding of the theme. Please make sure your entry is delivered to the Shrine on or before 5pm Friday 16 September 2016 to be considered.


To enter:
1. Print then complete this form and attach to the artwork
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 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

Via post to: Shrine of Remembrance Education
GPO BOX 1603 Melbourne VIC 3001
5. Entries are due 5pm Friday 16 September 2016. 


5. Entries are due 5pm Friday 16 September 2016.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

  • This competition is open to all Victorian Primary School students from Grades 1 to 6.
  • One entry form is required for each artwork entered.
  • Each entry must have an accompanying statement or poem written by the student artist(s) about the artwork
    Artwork(s) must be no larger than A3 and portrait orientation.
  • Ensure collaged items are positioned securely in place as they will be flattened for scanning.
    Judging will be based of the artworks creativity, unique artistic expression, adherence to the theme and historical accuracy.
  • The winning poster may be reproduced, in whole or part by the Shrine of Remembrance in printed and/or electronic form. Proper attribution will be made to the student artist(s).
  • Entries may be collected by appointment from the Shrine in December. If you would like your entry returned to you via Australia Post enclose an appropriately sized, correctly stamped, self-addressed envelope or packaging. Entries not collected by the end of December will be disposed of at the discretion of the Shrine. 
  • Finalists will be notified of the outcome early in term 4 and the nominated Parent/Guardian or Teacher will be contacted.

Remembrance Day Commemoration Ceremony at the Shrine
Schools and families are invited to attend the Victorian State Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held on the 11th November on the Shrine Forecourt. One minute’s silence will be observed at 11am. All schools are welcome to attend this very special event. To learn more about this service or to register your class visit see:
Individuals and families are not required to register.

2016  Winning Entry

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."