The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition poster artwork.
Date
Friday 19 January 2018 to Friday 01 June 2018
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

Essay theme: A Commonwealth for Peace

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 (BST) on 01 June 2018. 

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