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The 2021 competition theme ‘Connect, Collaborate and Communicate” encourages students and teachers to have courageous conversations about the greatest challenges to Australian agriculture and their communities.
We are living in interesting times. Young Australians have experienced drought, flood, fire and now COVID19. Young people will be the ones most affected by an uncertain and changing future and they are also in the prime position to define and champion that future.
Whist young people have the most to gain and the most to lose their voices are not prominent. The Archibull Prize seeks to enable and empower students to work together to identify and solve problems and take actions that will help them build a better world.
The Archibull Prize’s 21st century learning design empowers teachers to help students master traditional learning such as reading, writing and arithmetic alongside the capability skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, most valued by employers.
The Archibull Prize 2021 sees students use critical and creative thinking. art and multimedia as a vehicle to inspire young people to investigate and reflect on global sustainability issues through the lens of agriculture and act at a local level.
Now in its 12th year the Archies, as they are affectionately known, have reached over 300,000 students and chalked up some impressive successes. Winners from previous years have been showcased in locations across the country including Flemington and Randwick Racecourses and the NSW Minister for Primary Industries offices in Martin Place in Sydney.
The Archibull Prize matches Young Farming Champions (YFC), enthusiastic young people working in the agriculture sector to each school. The YFC supports the students and opens their eyes to the diversity of careers available. The YFC, with the support of community champions and experts assist the students to follow the journey to feed, clothe and power an ever-increasing population and to understand the challenges facing farmers and the communities they support.
The program design also invites the students to be part of the solution by sharing their ideas on how to tackle these challenges as individuals, as a community and as the mums and dads of the next generation.
You and your students wil be helping our farmers and Australia meet the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.