Call for Entries: Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014

Royal Commonwealth Society

For 130 years, the Commonwealth Essay Competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the RCS, this international schools’ writing contest – the world’s oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project. In 2013, over 11,000 young people from 55 Commonwealth countries and territories took part.

Open 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!

Now run in partnership with Cambridge University Press, the competition remains an important means of expression for young people across the Commonwealth. Read about the 2013 winners here.

This year’s theme is ‘Team Commonwealth’. As athletes gather in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, team spirit will be on display both within and between nations. Young writers are encouraged to explore this theme in fun, academic, witty, and most of all creative ways!

From Africa to Asia, from the Pacific to the Caribbean, from Europe to North America, the Commonwealth’s 2.2 billion people make up a third of the
world’s population. Moreover, half of the population of the Commonwealth is aged 25 or under. The Essay Competition celebrates and nurtures the
creative talents of the young people that make up this unique association.Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition. It provides a platform for young people to compete with their peers in a truly global environment.

Download the Commonwealth-Essay-Competition-2014-Flyer

Enter the Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014 here.

Deadline: May 1st 2014

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Posted on December 9, 2013, in Africa, Career, Competitions, Contests, Essay and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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