Date
Friday 01 February 2019 to Saturday 01 June 2019
Location
Online submission

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. Every year, it offers all Commonwealth youth aged 18 and under the opportunity to express their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past, through the written word. The competition is used by individuals and teachers to build confidence, develop writing skills, support creativity and encourage critical thinking, using literacy to empower young people to become global citizens.

One Winner and Runner-up will be chosen from each category. A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be given in both the Senior and Junior categories, rewarding excellence in writing. All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation. - © The RCS

Senior category: Born between 2 June 2000 and 1 June 2005 (14-18 years of age)
Junior category: Born on or after 2 June 2005 (under 14 years of age)

Essay theme: A Connected Commonwealth

This year’s topics ask for a more active understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a network of and for democracy, Human Rights and peace.  

Age: All citizens and residents of the Commonwealth countries aged 18 and below.  One Winner and Runner-up will be chosen from each category. A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be given in both the Senior and Junior categories, rewarding excellence in writing. All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Visit the Commonwealth Essay competition page to learn more.

Deadline for submission: Before midnight (GMT) on 1st June 2019 

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