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The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Jun-2018
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AwardOne week educational trip to London, UK
EligibilityStudents up to 18 years of age
Scholarship provider contact details

Address: Office Address: Commonwealth House,
 55-58 Pall Mall, 
London SW1Y 5JH
Phone: +44 (0)20 3727 4303


What is The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018?

The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 invites applications from students up to 18 years of age under the senior (14 to 18 years of age) and junior (under 14 years of age) category. The objective of the scholarship is to provide an opportunity to young writers so that they tell the world that how Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens. 

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The scholarship is provided by the Royal Commonwealth Society. The organisation was established 150 years ago in  London.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

For Junior category:
Applicants who are born after 31st May 2004 (under 14 years of age) are eligible to apply.

For Senior category:
Applicants who are born between 2nd June 1999 and 31st May 2004 (14-18 years of age) are eligible to apply.

How can you apply ?


Step 1: Applicant can click here to register as a new user. 

Step 2: Login to fill the application form.

Step 3: Fill the application form.

Step 4: Attach the required documents. 

Step 5: Submit the application form.

By Post: 

Step 1: Applicants can click here to download the application form.

Step 2: Fill the application form.

Step 3: Attach the required document.

Step 4: Post the application form  to the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition, Education Department, British Council 30 Napier Road Singapore 258509

What are the benefits ?

The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 provides one week trip to London for winners and runners-up to experience educational and cultural events, culminating in a special awards ceremony. A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be given in both the categories, in order to reward excellence in writing. All participants will receive a certificate of participation too.

What are the selection criteria ?

The selection will be based on essay writing. 

Terms and Conditions

  • All entries must be submitted in English language only.
  • The entries of the students should best convey their message through a poem, essay, folktale, story, letter, script, diary entry, monologue or other styles of writing. 
  • The use of drawings and photos are also encouraged, especially in the junior category. 

What are the documents required for the The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 ?

Topics for senior category:

  • 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.

Topics for junior category:

  • 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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