The Royal Commonwealth Society is now accepting entries for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 with the theme: A Commonwealth for Peace. Interested in current issues? Want to EXPRESS YOUR ideas globally? Ready to write about it? This competition is f0r you.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, established in 1883. It is an important way for the young voice of the Commonwealth to be developed and heard. This year’s theme asks young writers to explore the meaning, process and importance of peace in the Commonwealth and beyond.
- What is in your Toolbox for Peace?
- My peaceful place.
- How can children and young people come together to build a peaceful society?
- ‘Peace cannot be learnt from a book or from religion. You have to reach out and touch the nations.’ How does this relate to the Commonwealth?
- Should you fight for peace?
- Kofi Annan said ‘Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.’ Do you agree? Answer with reference to your country and/or the Commonwealth.
- What is the cost of peace?
- All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation
- One Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week-long series of educational and cultural events culminating in a special Awards Ceremony.
- A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be given in both the Senior and Junior categories, rewarding excellence in writing.
- All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation.