|ACM has been involved in civics education from its early days.
The Neville Bonner Memorial Prize is a speaking competition for students in years 9 and 10, and from both public and private schools.
The competition aims to encourage students to take an interest in civics, particularly our system of government and constitutional arrangements.
In 2009 Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACM) held our inaugural competition in the Prize. It was well received by some of Sydney's leading schools and is now an integral part of our civics education programme.
The competition is expanding rapidly. 2010 saw competitions held in both Sydney and on the Central Coast. We are excited to be expanding the competition nationally in 2011, with regional competitions to be held in each capital city and other regional areas. In 2010, the finals of the competition were held to coincide with ACM’s 11th National Conference.
The Hon. Tony Abbott, leader of HM’s Loyal Opposition awarded the 2010 Neville Bonner Prize in ACM's School Competition to the winner, Jock Leyman, from the Sydney's Shore School. The runner up was Jack Tasker from the Kincumber High School on the NSW Central Coast.