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Commonwealth Essay competition for school students

Commonwealth Essay competition for school students

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is a global writing competition for school students. The competition is one of the oldest competitions in the world, which was established in 1883.

The competition is aimed to develop creative writing skills among school students.

Each year several students from across the globe participate in this competition.

This year’s competition was open. Applications are invited from school students. They can submit their essays by June 30. This year’s theme is Community in the Commonwealth.


There are two categories in the competition – Junior and Senior. Students aged below 14 years of age fall under the Junior category and students aged between 14 and 18 years of age fall under the Senior category. Their age shall be calculated as on 30 June 2021. Based on that, they shall participate in a relevant category.

Juniors have to focus on the following topics: Their new hobbies after the pandemic, their missing moments during it, description of the coronavirus pandemic for a museum in 2050, and their helping activities during the pandemic to others.

For seniors, the topics are as follows: Discussion on the kind activities of community members to measure the greatness of a community, ways to connect with others through COVID-19, the effect of the pandemic on the world after its end and their discourse to their community as the Head of a Commonwealth nation which is severely affected by the pandemic.

Anyone from Commonwealth countries and territories is eligible to join the competition. Besides, entries from non-Commonwealth countries can also be submitted through their local RCS branch.

While the maximum word count for seniors is 1,500 words, it is 750 words for juniors. The entries must be in English and any of the forms – essay, poem, letter etc.

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