The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is an opportunity for young Commonwealth citizens to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on key global issues and have their hard work and achievement celebrated internationally.

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. 

Entries are accepted online, in any form of creative writing, until 5pm GMT on 30 June 2020.

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