Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015.

         The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015 is run by the Royal Commonwealth Society in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
The Royal Commonwealth Society(RSC), 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 Royal Commonwealth Society promotes the value and the values of the Commonwealth.
The Royal Commonwealth Society (RSC) is inviting young people to share their hopes and concerns for the future, thereby generating an important youth perspective and Commonwealth wide dialogue as the international community gathers to set development goals for the next 15 years.

There will be a Winner and Runner-up in Junior and Senior category.
Winners will be flown to London for a week of cultural and educational visits, culminating in a special award event in November 2015. Runners-up will be recognised in national award events. All four top entries will be published by the RCS. A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be made in both the Junior and Senior categories, and participants who do not receive an award will be entitled to a certificate of participation.

It is opened to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and under, the Essay Competition offers young people the opportunity to make their voice heard on a global platform and engage with issues important to them. Every year, judges are impressed with the extremely high standard of entry as participants compete with their peers from every corner of the Commonwealth. For many bright and ambitious students, this is the ultimate competition!

Topics: Participants are encouraged to be creative in their response.
Answers can be submitted in number of formats, for example: poem, letter, folk tale, script or essay.

Born after 1st May 2001 (under 14 years)
1 What are the advantages and disadvantages of being young?
2 Imagine what the world will be like when you are an old person.
3 I am the future!
4 Imagine you are a young person living in a different part of the Commonwealth. What is life like for you?

Born between 2nd May 1996 and 1st May 2001 (14-18 years)
1 What do you hope to achieve in your lifetime?
2 In 2030 you will no longer be young. What changes would you like to see in the world in 15 years’ time?
3 Youth versus experience.
4 Fresh perspectives. What can a young
Commonwealth offer?

Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

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