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.
This year’s theme, ‘A Young Commonwealth’, recognises that young people account for the majority of the Commonwealth’s population and play a vital role in shaping the world that we live in, now and in years to come. The Royal Commonwealth Society 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.
For 132 years, the competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the RCS in partnership with Cambridge University Press, this schools’ international writing contest – the world’s oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project. In 2014, nearly 10,000 young people from 44 Commonwealth countries and territories took part.
November 19, 2014 - May 1, 2015