Deadline: 30th June 2020 | Age 14-18 | Enter this global essay competition for young people and win a trip to London. This year’s theme: Climate action and the Commonweatlh.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools, established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part every year, it is an important way to recognise achievement, elevate youth voices and develop key skills through creative writing.

Building upon the 2019 theme of A Connected Commonwealth, this year’s topics draw on the increasing youth movement across the Commonwealth and the ongoing climate crisis.

Young people are called upon to consider their position and power in bringing about change, and how the Commonwealth can be used as a tool for positive action.

One Winner and Runner-up will be chosen from each category. Winners and Runners-up will be brought to London for a week of educational and cultural events, culminating in a special Awards Ceremony.

A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be given in both the Senior and Junior categories, rewarding excellence in writing. All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Nationals and residents of all Commonwealth countries and territories aged 18 and under are eligible to enter the competition.

Find the full details and link to apply below:


Apply before 30th June, 2020