In 2022, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee year, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate 70 years as Head of the Commonwealth. The Queen’s seven decades of service to the Commonwealth are an inspiring example of the steadfast commitment and important contribution we can all make to our societies. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022 will ask entrants to explore the positive impact that can be achieved through dedication and selfless commitment to our Commonwealth.
The top two winners from each category will be awarded with a trip to London for a week of educational and cultural events, culminating in a special Awards Ceremony at a royal palace. While all successful entries will receive a Certificate of Participation and a number of entrants will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for excellence in writing.
BORN BETWEEN 1 JULY 2003 AND 30 JUNE 2008 (14-18 YEARS OF AGE)
1. Imagine you are a Head of Government delivering a speech to your
counterparts at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
(CHOGM) in Rwanda. Write a speech that highlights what you believe
should be a priority for collective action within the Commonwealth.
2. Committed to the Commonwealth.
3. Her Majesty The Queen was born in the twentieth century, a period
that saw enormous social change driven by visionary and committed
leaders. Reflect on an inspirational leader from this period.
4. “Whilst experiences of the last year have been different across
the Commonwealth, stirring examples of courage, commitment
and selfless dedication to duty have been demonstrated in every
Commonwealth nation and territory, notably by those working
on the frontline who have been delivering healthcare and other
public services in their communities.” – Her Majesty The Queen,
Commonwealth Day Message 2021. Imagine you are working on the
frontline. Write about your experience, explaining why you serve your
community and why your service matters.
BORN ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 2008 (UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE)
1. Imagine you are a grandparent in 2022. Tell your grandchildren a
bedtime story about an inspirational person.
2. What are the best ways for young people to serve the Commonwealth
in your view?
3. Our Commonwealth community.
4. Write a job description for a superhero needed to solve a problem in
HOW TO ENTER
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is open for entries between 15 March and 30 June 2022. For more information on how to enter the competition please visit, www.royalcwsociety.org
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