2018 Sam Lewis Peace and Environment Awards

Win a Grand Prize of $500 or other prizes from a $4000 pool by entering this year’s Sam Lewis Peace and Environment Awards, open to students in NSW public schools and post-school educational sites


The importance of working together to promote peace and the benefit this can bring to the community.

Who can enter

Students in public education settings including all public schools, TAFE colleges and other post-school sites are eligible to enter.

Entries may be made in the following divisions:

  • TAFE / Corrective Services /Post Schools
  • Years 11–12
  • Years 7–10
  • Years 3–6
  • Years K–2


Entries may take many forms, including posters, poetry, short stories, performances or multimedia (Power Point/DVD/video).

Also acceptable are entries that depict larger relevant projects that relate to the competition’s theme, for example: special events, special performances and special days.

In general, essays should not exceed 1000 words. Performances and multimedia entries should be kept as brief as possible for judging purposes. All entries must address the criteria/theme.


Details are in this promotional poster and all entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Teachers can use this lesson plan to encourage pupils to think about the meaning of peace and find inspiration for entering the awards. You may like to share this short biography of “Sam Lewis – Radical Reformer” with your students.

Entries should be forwarded to:

Theo Bougatsas
23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills 2010, NSW
or via email at mail@nswtf.org.au

Entries close on Friday September 28, 2018

Entries will be retained by Federation so please keep a copy of your entry for yourselves. Federation reserves the right to use entries at its discretion including exhibition and publication.

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