Vincentians are being invited to participate in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, the world’s oldest international schools’ writing competition.

Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) since 1883, the essay competition is a highly regarded and popular international education project that sees thousands of children from across the Commonwealth enter every year.

Open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and under, The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition offers young people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to make their voices heard on a global platform, to engage with issues important to them and to express their aspirations for the future.

This year’s theme “Towards a Common Future”, asks young writers to explore how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens.
Senior entrants must be born between June 2, 1999 and June 1, 2004 and Junior entrants must be born after May 31, 2004.

The maximum word counts are 1,500 words for Senior entries and 750 words for Junior entries. Essays can only be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document or in PDF format.

All online entries must be submitted before midnight on June 1, 2018; any offline entries must arrive at the Royal Commonwealth Society London by May 1, 2018. The results will be announced in August 2018.