More information about the competition including the entry rules and essay topics can be found here: The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.Through youth empowerment, education and advocacy, the RCS promotes the value and values of the Commonwealth.
More information about the competition including the entry rules and essay topics can be found here: The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.
The competition is sponsored by Cambridge University Press and received approximately 13,500 entries in 2016 from almost every country in the Commonwealth.
The Junior category is open to entrants aged under 14 and the Senior category is open to entrants aged 14-18.
Cambridge University Press has been a sponsor of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition since 2013.
The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to announce that the theme for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 is A Commonwealth for Peace.
The judges were impressed at the creativity and research that entrants displayed in approaching the topics.
As ever, the standard of entry was extremely high as entrants competed with their peers from every corner of the Commonwealth, so to win an award is a big achievement.You have to reach out and touch the nations.’ How does this relate to the Commonwealth? Answer with reference to your country and/or the Commonwealth. Terms and Conditions Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet any of the following requirements: The competition is open to nationals or residents of all Commonwealth countries and territories.Note: Special dispensation applies to entrants from Hong Kong, Ireland, The Gambia and Zimbabwe, who are entitled to enter the competition. University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.Granted letters patent by Henry VIII in 1534, it is the world’s oldest publishing house and the second-largest university press in the world.A Winner and Runner-up from both the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a weeklong series of educational and cultural events.In recent years this week has included a special Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.Entrants must select a Senior or Junior topic depending on their age on 1st May 2017.Senior entrants must be born between 2nd May 1998 and 1st May 2003 (14-18) and Junior entrants must be born after 1st May 2003 (under 14 years of age).A similarly high calibre of writing is expected in 2017.The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and opens today until .