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SA Suffrage 125 schools competition

The SA Suffrage 125 schools competition has closed. Winners will be announced at the start of term 4.

This year marked the 125th anniversary of the Adult Suffrage Bill that allowed women in South Australia – for the first time anywhere in Australia – to vote in elections and to stand as members of Parliament.

This competition gave students in years 6, 7, 8 and 9 from all education sectors the opportunity to participate in historical research to develop understanding and empathy of the tireless efforts of South Australians that resulted in the passing of this landmark legislation.


The competition was open to South Australian students enrolled in government, Catholic and Independent schools in years 6, 7, 8 and 9 only.

Key dates

Entries opened on 6 May 2019 and closed on 30 August 2019.

Judging criteria

Entries were judged on:

  • knowledge and understanding 
  • structure and clarity
  • evidence of research and use of both primary and secondary sources.

Recognition for winners

Winners are invited to an event at Parliament House hosted by the Minister for Education.



Phone: 8226 1704
Email: pohli.chew [at] sa.gov.au