Anzac Day Photography Competition for DVA staff

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Every year we pause on 25 April to commemorate the anniversary of the fateful day when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.

Anzac Day is a mainstay in Australian culture. It is a day when we gather to remember not only those who those lost their lives on the shores of Gallipoli, but all Australians who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

DVA staff were invited to submit their favourite Anzac Day images for judging by Craig Orme DSC AM CSC, Deputy President, Maj Gen Mark Kelly AO DSC, Commissioner, and Ken Corke, Director, Office of Australian War Graves. Thirty five wonderful, striking, moving images were received and the judges had a difficult time choosing the top three.  Below are the three winning entries.

A boy sitting on man's shoulders and fitting a poppy flower to the wall.
A fun game of 1 up’ - Sue-Ellen Keir, ACT Office

Araluen War Cemetary. A poppy in a boot
Araluen commemoration – Ian Skinner, ACT Office

Constable Dennis Gobula laying a wreath
Constable Dennis Gobula, PNG police force laying a wreath and being watched on by porters working on the Kokoda Trace, Isurava, PNG – Brian Rosenberg, ACT Office