Deadline: 30th June 2023 | An essay contest for teenagers from any Commonwealth nation. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Commonwealth Youth Program, the Commonwealth Heads of Government have designated 2023 as a year devoted to promoting youth-led efforts towards sustainable and inclusive development. This call-to-action seeks to renew and reinforce our pledge to support the participation and empowerment of young people.
Of the Commonwealth’s population of almost 2.5 billion people, 60% are under the age of 30. This young demographic represents a dynamic ‘youth force for change’, made up of exceptional young people who are increasingly involved in advocacy, decision-making and action.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023 asks entrants to explore the power young people hold within the global community and consider how this power can be harnessed to make a meaningful impact in the world.
SENIOR CATEGORY ((born between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2009) 14-18 years of age)
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.
JUNIOR CATEGORY ((born on or after 1 July 2009) under 14 years of age)
In fiction and throughout history, young people have performed numerous acts of heroism. Choose your favourite 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?
Find out more and apply at the official link below:
Apply before 30th June, 2023