The Theme

What is the theme for 2021?

The theme for 2021 is Significance: History Matters”.

How important is the theme?

The theme is very important.  All entries must focus on it. 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.

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

Previous themes

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