The Royal Commonwealth Society has recently announced- the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023. Thousands of students from different schools take part in this competition, which aims to empower and encourage youth to raise their voices through writing and make positive changes in the world.
This international essay writing competition has been running since 1883, and each year’s contest revolves around a theme that highlights the core values of democracy and equality in all 52 Commonwealth countries. For the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022, participants will be asked to explore the positive impact that can be achieved through dedication and selfless commitment to the Commonwealth.
Participants from Commonwealth countries are divided into two categories: the Senior Category, for students between the ages of 14-18, and the Junior Category, for students under 14 years old. Each category has a different essay topic, and winners and runners-up are chosen for each category. More details about the essay topics can be found in the following paragraphs.
Apart from uplifting youth in the writing arena, the QCEC 2023 also offers an excellent opportunity for school students to visit London for a week of education and cultural events. This essay competition can enhance students’ writing skills, broaden their vision, and allow them to interact with other international students. Winners will receive Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, and all participants will receive a certificate of participation. This is a competition that young students should strive for wholeheartedly.
Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023:
- United Kingdom
- Royal Commonwealth Society
Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition Awards:
- One Week fully-funded trip to London for education and cultural events.
- Glod, Silver, and Bronze Medals
- Certificate of Participation.
Eligibility Criteria of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competiton:
- In this essay writing competition, entrants are divided into two categories.
- Senior Category:(born between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2009) (14-18 years)
- Junior Category: (born on or after 1 July 2009) (Under 14 years of age)
- The residents or nationals of all Commonwealth counties and territories can apply.
- Residents of Ireland, Hong Kong, and Zimbabwe can apply.
- In the case of participants from non-commonwealth countries, their entries must be submitted through their Local Royal Commonwealth Society Branch.
Requirements of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023:
- The entries must be submitted in the English language. essays from any other language will not be accepted.
- The maximum word count for Senior Category is 1500 words and for Junior Category the maximum word limit is 750 words. Exceeding the words will result in disqualification.
- The word limit applies to every format of writing e.g. essay, poem, letter, etc.
- Reference and footnotes are excluded from the word count.
- The uploaded essay of entrants should not include the personal details of the participants. Personal details will be given exclusively during the application process.
- The topics must be selected accordingly to the topics given in the Senior and Junior categories.
- No plagiarism will be entertained and plagiarised entries will automatically be rejected.
Topics of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition 2023:
Following are the topics of the essay writing competition 2023.
For Senior Category:
- As Head of the Commonwealth, His Majesty The King is opening an international conference on the importance of young people in decision-making. Write his speech.
- Does age matter?
- The 2023 Year of Youth was a moment of significant social change – what was its impact on the world?
- Script a dialogue between two people, with contrasting viewpoints, on an issue that divides generations.
For Junior Category
- In fiction and throughout history, young people have performed numerous acts of heroism. Choose your favorite young hero and write to them about why you admire them.
- What is your youthful superpower, and how can it make a positive difference to the world?
- You have been stranded on a planet where everyone is 18 or under. Journal your experience.
- Why does your voice matter?
Once the entry is submitted, the entrants have to submit the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Full name and complete identification number
- School name.
- If the submission is not a group submission, then give the details of submitting an adult. Complete details of the curricular stage of the entrant.
Closing date of the essay competition 2023:
- 30 June 2023.
Good luck to all the entrants as they have only one chance to submit their essay per entry. So, before submitting their entries all the participants of this international Commonwealth writing contest are advised to recheck their writing to avoid any mistakes.