The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize

The 2021 Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize competition is now open!

The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize (FMMP) is an essay competition open to all Tasmanian students in Year 9 and Year 10.


Prize winners take part in a study tour that will travel in 2022 to visit sites and landmarks of war time. The 2021 Prize will be awarded to twelve students – six each from Year 9 and Year 10.


The FMMP Study Tour will travel to either France and Belgium, or Albany and Darwin – subject to travel clearances and public health advice.


Information on how to enter is available here:

Students are to submit their entries to their school.

Entries close Friday, 20 August 2021

For further information on the 2021 Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize contact the Project Officer by phone (03) 6165 6196 or email


The 2019-2020 winners of the Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize were:


  • Amelia Hanson – Riverside High School
  • Chi Canty – Scotch Oakburn College
  • Elijah Hughes – Kingston High School
  • Lachlan Rogers – Taroona High School
  • Melanie Shoobridge – Tasman District School
  • William Zeeman – The Hutchins School


  • Phillip Stanley – MacKillop Catholic College
  • Shelley Hollister – Devonport High School


  • Barry Quinn – RSL Tasmania

Department of Communities Tasmania

  • Barry Quinn – RSL Tasmania

Parliamentary Representative

  • Rosemary Armitage, MLC

View the Previous Winners of the Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize.