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Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014

28 November 2013

For 130 years, the Commonwealth Essay Competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society, this international schools’ writing contest – the world's oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project.

Open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and under, the Essay Competition offers young people the opportunity to make their voice heard on a global platform and engage with issues important to them. Every year, judges are impressed with the extremely high standard of entry as participants compete with their peers from every corner of the Commonwealth. For many bright and ambitious students, this is the ultimate competition!

Now run in partnership with Cambridge University Press, the competition remains an important means of expression for young people across the Commonwealth. 

The competition closes for entries on 1 May. 

More information, including topics, rules and prizes