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Entries are currently being accepted for this year’s edition of The Queen’s Commonwealth Writing Contest. The
theme for the Queen’s commonwealth essay competition 2019 is: A Connected Commonwealth.
So if you enjoy writing essays, poems or letters, this is your chance to impress the Queen of England and other prolific writers. And who knows? Your entry might be selected for the grand award. Winners will be flown to London.
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Eligibility Guidelines for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019 / How To Apply
Entrants must be from commonwealth countries. writers from Maldives and Zimbabwe are welcome to apply.
Entrants for the senior category must be between the ages of 14 – 18 by 1st of June. Junior category entrants must be under the age of 14 by 2nd June, 2019.
Entries must be original. Beware of plagiarism.
Entries must be written in English Language. Do not exceed the word count.
Maximum word count for senior category: 1500 words. Maximum word count for junior category entrants: 750.
Entries must reflect the current theme. Don’t forget: the theme for the Queen’s commonwealth essay competition 2019 is: A Connected Commonwealth.
Only one entry per participant is allowed.
Entries can be in any genre: essay, poetry, or letter format.
Entrants are expected to choose one of the following topics for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019:
Born between 2 June 2000 and 1 June 2005 (14-18 years of age)
1. ‘You are the most optimistic, connected generation the world has ever known.’ HRH The Duke of Sussex. How can you use Commonwealth connections for positive change?
2. Connected by the oceans; can we work together to protect the environment?
3. ‘We are all now connected by the Internet’ – Stephen Hawking. What does the future hold for humankind?
4. Family, Community, Nation, Commonwealth. What are the opportunities for shared, sustainable growth?
Born on or after 2 June 2005 (under 14 years of age)
1. My cultural connections.
2. An overseas visitor is coming to your town for the first time. How would you connect with them?
3. A place I feel connected to.
4. The Commonwealth connects people across borders – what can we learn from our neighbours?
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