Young people are called upon to consider their position and power in bringing about change, and how the Commonwealth can be used as a tool for positive action. We expect a similarly high caliber of writing for For , we want to hear from all young people, regardless of age, education or region. All stories are important and all voices matter. All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week of educational and cultural events. We also share opportunities on our Instagram account on a daily basis.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018
The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition | The Royal Commonwealth Society Nordic-Baltic Hub
Chouhdury joined the virtual event from Singapore as he was conferred the award by Camilla Parker-Bowles — the Duchess of Cornwall, who is the royal patron of the event. The ceremony revealed the winners from a 'staggering' 13, entries across the 58 Commonwealth nations. In the junior category, the winners included a year-old schoolgirl Eleni Bazikamwe from Ghana and a year-old girl Cassandra Nguyen from Canada. The ceremony included notable literary figures, actors, and humanitarians from across the Commonwealth. Ambassadors of the Royal Commonwealth Society, actor-author David Walliams and singer Alexandra Burke, were joined by British actor and writer, Stephen Fry, and Kareena Kapoor Khan, to read extracts from the winning pieces during the ceremony. Recent themes have included A Connected Commonwealth , Towards a Common Future , A Commonwealth for Peace , and An Inclusive Commonwealth ; drawing out innovative ideas for positive change and encouraging entrants to consider new perspectives.
Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021 (Prize + Certificate)
It calls on young people to consider the potential of the Commonwealth in strengthening the cast and varied links between citizens. The Competition is an opportunity for all young Commonwealth citizens and residents, regardless of region, education or background, to share ideas, celebrate their story and have their voice heard — all whilst developing key skills. For , they want to hear from all young people, regardless of schooling, education or region. All stories and voices are important.
The competition is open to students across the Commonwealth ages 18 years and under. See below the Promotional flyer for the competition including an explanatory blurb, list of topics and guidelines. Teachers are advised to put it in their classrooms, and student leaders are advised to share it with their youth groups, and post it to their friends — help to spread the word! See below the poster and briefing pack designed for young people across the Commonwealth.