The Theme

What is the theme for 2017?

The theme for 2017 is “Making a Better World?”. All entries must incorporate a response to the theme.

How important is the theme?

The theme is very important and it is the theme upon which all entries must be focused. Students can, with guidance, apply the theme to a variety of contexts within their particular state or territory’s curriculum.

This theme offers students the opportunity to explore various topics in history. This exploration can be approached at a number of levels such as:

Students may like to consider events, periods, decisions, individuals or groups in various fields, for example, fashion, medicine, social movements in different eras as the focus of the research.

Previous themes

  • “Triumph or Tragedy?”
  • “Leadership and Legacy”
  • “Changing Perspectives”
  • “Legends, Fact and History”
  • “People and Consequences”
  • “Defining Moments”
  • “Triumph over Adversity”
  • “Australians All”
  • “Turning Points”
  • “Celebrations, Memories & History”