Circular 9/23 RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration and Art Competition

RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration 

The RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration will be held in person at 11 am on Monday 3 April 2023 at the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park.

The RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Commemoration service was first held in 1953, which marks 2023 as its 70th Anniversary, making it an auspicious occasion well worth celebrating in the community.

The various school sectors will extend an invitation to all NSW schools to attend. Sub-Branches may wish to extend a personalised invitation to local schools in their community.

All RSL NSW members are invited to attend the service.

RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Art Exhibition – Anzac Memorial Hyde Park

This exhibition is a showcase of the 2023 finalists’ artwork submitted to the RSL and Schools Remember ANZAC Art Competition with entries from students in years 4 to 9 across NSW. The artwork will be displayed from 3-30 April.

The competition aims to educate and encourage younger Australians to learn about Australia’s military history, whilst paying respect to the service and sacrifice of servicemen and servicewomen.

RSL NSW has invited all NSW school students to enter the 2024 competition by submitting a maximum of two artworks per school for judging by a panel of representatives from the NSW Education Standards Authority, Art Gallery of NSW, RSL NSW, and the ANZAC Memorial Veteran Artist in Residence.

ANZAC House encourages sub-Branches to promote the competition to local schools – this will assist in building relationships with schools and will elevate the RSL’s purpose outside of prominent commemorations, such as ANZAC Day. A suite of promotional material has been developed for your use and is available in this folder.

The competition closes to schools on 22 September 2023 and all NSW school students are eligible to submit an entry.

For more information including the guidelines, how to submit artwork, judging, promotional collateral and FAQs please visit, call 1300 679 775 or email