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The 2022 Sadlier Stokes Prize

The students of the Ecole Victor Hugo (Poissy, Yvelines) who won the Sadlier Stokes prize in 2021.

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Posted on August 30 2021

The Sadlier Stokes Prize is open to primary and secondary schools in France & French overseas territories and encourages young French people to explore the role of Australian men and women in the Great War through the creation of projects on this theme.

The Sadlier Stokes Prize is open to primary and secondary schools in France and French overseas territories and encourages young French people to explore the role of Australian men and women in the Great War through the creation of projects on this theme.

In partnership with the Australian Embassy, the Sir John Monash Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the 33rd Sadlier Stokes Award which will reward 3 projects from classes in France and overseas territories.

Classes wishing to enter have until 28 February 2022 to submit their project and supporting documents for a chance to win a prize. The prize consists of a total sum of €4500 and 3 SJMC prizes divided between the best projects in each category: primary school, junior high school and high school.

Projects from French schools can take any form: exhibition, show, poetry, short story, treasure hunt, newspaper, video, blog, etc.

Find the winning schools of the 2021 Sadlier Stokes Prize here.

A panel of judges from the Embassy and the Sir John Monash Centre will review the projects and submissions from each participating institution.

Studio portrait of Sergeant Charles Albert Stokes (left AWM P03853.001) and an informal portrait of Lieutenant Clifford William King Sadlier VC (right AWM D00022).

Established by the Australian Government in 1989, the Sadlier Stokes Award honours the heroic actions of two Australian soldiers, Lieutenant Clifford Sadlier and Sergeant Charlie Stokes, in the decisive battle of Villers-Bretonneux on 25 April 1918 and perpetuates the historic link between France and Australia.

To find out more about Sergeant Charlie Stokes, click here.

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