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Circular 57/22 RSL ANZAC Awards open for nomination

RSL Australia has established a series of national honours – the ANZAC Awards, to honour those who serve in peace as well as perpetuating the memory and gallantry of those who served in war. Announced annually, the RSL ANZAC Peace Prize and the RSL ANZAC of the Year Awards are now open for nomination.

The RSL ANZAC Peace Prize is awarded by the RSL to recognise any outstanding effort by an Australian citizen who has promoted the concept of international understanding and who, in so doing, has contributed to world peace.

  • Eligibility: Any Australian citizen, or one who has made an application to become an Australian citizen. The Prize will recognise the efforts of ordinary people. Those recognised will be average Australians who in some special and dedicated manner have made a real contribution to international peace and goodwill. The Prize may also be granted to individuals and groups who collectively have achieved this aim.
  • The Award: The Prize itself is a silver medallion, struck by the Perth Mint, depicting the legendary ‘Simpson’ of Gallipoli and his donkey, presented in a specially designed presentation case. The Medallion is accompanied by a miniature silver lapel badge and a certificate setting out the nature of the Prize and the citation on which the award was given.

The RSL ANZAC of the Year Awards are made to recognise the efforts and achievements of up to seven Australians who have given service to their fellow Australians and the community in a positive, selfless, and compassionate manner.

  • Eligibility: Nominations may be made on behalf of any Australian citizen, or one who has made an application to become an Australian citizen. The awards may be made to individuals or groups who have demonstrated the spirit of comradeship and selfless service embodied in the tradition of ANZAC.
  • The Award: The Awards are bronze medallions depicting ‘Simpson’ of Gallipoli and his donkey and are presented in a specially designed presentation case. The Medallion is accompanied by a miniature bronze lapel badge for everyday wear and a certificate setting out the nature of the Award and the citation on which the award was given.

ANZAC Awards Information Sheet and the Nomination form can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Nominations 

All nominations should be submitted to support@rslnsw.org.au on or before Monday 20 February 2022.

Announcement of Awards

Recipients of the ANZAC Peace Prize and the ANZAC of the Year Awards are announced prior to ANZAC Day.

Please contact the RSL NSW Member Support Team at support@rslnsw.org.au or 1300 679 775 if you have any questions.