For two years running the Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust has organised an essay competition for secondary school students. Given the prominence of the Anzac centenary in both schools and society, the Trust believes that alternative perspectives on Anzac memorial activities are very important. The pacifist view of Archibald Baxter merits recognition and discussion.

The judging of the 2015 Essay competition is complete. The trust would like to thank everyone who entered.

Senior Section Winners

The topic for the senior section was: “The most patriotic thing you can do for your country is to keep it out of war”. Congratulations to all students who participated, and especially to the four winners below

Junior Section winners:

We had some great entries in our junior section, the topic of which was "All wars are atrocious and no was can be called just". Again, a huge thank you to all participants, and we hope you enjoy reading the winning entries