Monday 10 December, 2018

Entries open for Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018


Trinbagonians under the age of 18 years are encouraged to enter The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018.

The Royal Commonwealth Society said Wednesday that it is now welcoming submissions for competition, which is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under until 1 June 2018.

All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and 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.

‍‍‍‍‍‍Building upon the 2017 theme of 'A Commonwealth for Peace', this year’s theme 'Towards a Common Future' and its topics ask young writers to explore how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.


‍‍‍‍‍‍Senior Category

Born between 2nd June 1999 and 31st May 2004 (14-18 years of age)

‍‍‍‍‍- The road to a safer future.

- How does education contribute to a fairer future?

- ‘Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Free’: is one more important than the others?

- Future generations have rights too, which must be defended. Discuss.

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Junior Category

Born after 31st May 2004 (under 14 years of age)

- What does a 'safer future' mean to you and your community?

- Write a recipe for a common future: what ingredients will you need? What is the best method for making it? What will it look like?

- ‘A Day in the Life’. Imagine you are your country’s Head of Government for the day: how will you build a better future for young people?

- Our Common Earth.

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