Both the Senior and the Junior judging panels were impressed by the quality of the entries.
This year the top Winners and Runners-up come from Cyprus, Tristan da Cunha, Botswana and the Cayman Islands;additionally the judges selected one additional Senior entrant and two additional Junior entrants to receive special commendations.
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On the evening of February 11th, 2014 at an elegant reception hosted at the British High Commissioner to India’s residence in the capital, Sir James Bevan KCMG (British High Commissioner to India) and Shivani Wazir Pasrich (Chairperson, Commonwealth Society of India; Asia Representative, Royal Commonwealth Society) announced the 130th Commonwealth Essay Competition, the beginning of a meaningful and active journey that will nurture and present a dynamic platform to young Indian talent to flourish in the future. The Royal Commonwealth Society partnered with Cambridge University Press for this competition which aims at internationally minded individuals.
It calls on young people to consider the potential of the Commonwealth in strengthening the cast and varied links between citizens.
For 2019, we want to hear from all young people, regardless of schooling, education or region. They read, recited, sang and danced to express themselves within a ten minute span., this year’s topics ask young writers to explore the shared values, interests and experiences across the network, and how they can use this to make positive change.Shivani Wazir Pasrich to promote the 130th Commonwealth Essay Competition.We support their endeavour to reach out to young people in India, to provide them an opportunity to make their voice heard on a global platform and engage with issues important to them.” On this occasion Dr.We champion human rights, democracy and sustainable development through our international networks and across all member states, which are intrinsically linked through their common history and shared values.The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, under the Royal Commonwealth Society, was launched by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as a chance for all young Commonwealth citizens and residents to share ideas and develop their creative skills in the spirit of multi-cultural and global connection aross the Commonwealth.Sunaina Anand of Art Alive Gallery HE, the High Commissioner of Kenya, Mrs. Last year more than 2000 entries won awards including the top two visiting London for a special awards ceremony.Festus Kaberia, HE, the Honorary Consulate of Tonga, Mr. Bhashwto Mukherjee, former Indian Ambassador of India to France and Netherlands, Dr. In 2012, Shivani Wazir Pasrich took over as Chairperson of the Commonwealth Society of India, and within the first year itself, the entries for the competition more than doubled from 408 in 2012 to 866 in 2013. Shivani has worked interactively with schools through her conservation project “I am the Tiger” and has revitalised those links with schools for more effective participation in this year’s essay competition.Students submit writing entries inspired by prescribed topics for the Senior and Junior Categories.For 2019, all topics relate to a central theme of A Connected Commonwealth; inviting students to explore how they can work towards positive change across the Commonwealth by using cultural, technological, and environmental connections.