Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

Royal Commonwealth Society has announced an opportunity for young students. Applications are open for Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022. This competition is one of the oldest international writing contests for school students. Many young students from different countries and different schools participate in this essay competition. This program aims to encourage students and boost their confidence to raise their voices by participating in various writing competitions and developing their skills better.

Students of Commonwealth countries can apply for this essay competition. Aspiring young writers are encouraged to submit their piece of writing as a response to the theme. The pandemic has affected the lives of millions of people; young writers will portray their ideas of communities standing together.

The participants are divided into 2 categories; Junior and senior category. Students under 14 can participate in the junior category, and students aged 14 to 18 come in the senior category. Both categories have different topics for the essay; the winner and the runner-up will be selected from each category. All the participants will receive a certificate for participation. One winner and runner-up from both categories will get the opportunity of winning a 1 week trip to London for a cultural and educational event.

More details about the Commonwealth Essay Competition

Topics for Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

Senior Category:

  1. Imagine that you are a Head of Government delivering a speech to your counterparts at the Meeting in Rwanda. Write a speech to highlight what you believe should be a priority for collective action within the Commonwealth.
  2. Twentieth-century was a period that saw enormous social change driven by committed leaders. Discuss an inspirational leader from this period.
  3. Imagine you are working on the frontline. Write about the experience, explaining why you serve your community and why your service matters.

Junior Category:

  1. Imagine you are a grandparent in 2022. Tell your grandchildren a bedtime story about an inspirational person.
  2. What are the best ways for young people to serve the Commonwealth, in your view?
  3. Our Commonwealth community.
  4. Write a job description for a superhero needed to solve a problem in your community.

Deadline is June 30, 2022

  • Country: Online
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: June 30, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Here are the following criteria to apply for Commonwealth Essay Competition:

    • Participants are divided into two categories:
    • Students under 14 will be under the junior category.
    • Students of age 14 to 18 years will be under the senior category.
    • Citizens of all commonwealth countries can apply.
    • Residents of Zimbabwe and Hong Kong can also apply.
    • Participants from non-commonwealth countries must submit their essays through the local Royal Commonwealth Society Branch in their country.

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    Benefits :

    Here are the benefits of the Commonwealth Essay Competition:

    • Certificate of participation,
    • Gold, Silver and Bronze awards,
    • One week fully funded trip to London for cultural and educational events for winner and runner-up from both categories.
    • Entries (essay) must be in English; none other language is acceptable.
    • The maximum word count for junior entries is 1500 words and 750 words for junior participants.
    • Only one entry is acceptable from each participant, so check carefully before submitting the final copy.
    • Entries shouldn’t include students’ personal data; such information should be entered during submission.
    • Plagiarism is not allowed; students will be disqualified if they are suspected of plagiarized entries. The entries submitted must be the student’s work.

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    Application Process:

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