Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet any of the following requirements: The competition is open to nationals or residents of all Commonwealth countries and territories. Entrants must select a Senior or Junior topic depending on their age on 1st May
Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet any of the following requirements: Special dispensation applies to entrants from Hong Kong, Ireland, The Gambia and Zimbabwe, who are entitled to enter the competition.
Entrants must select a Senior or Junior topic depending on their age on 1st May Exceeding the word count will result in automatic disqualification. Entries must be written in English. Only one essay per entrant is allowed. Please carefully check and improve your writing before submitting the final copy, and also ensure that all supplementary information is filled in correctly name, contact details, topic number, etc.
Every year a number of students are disqualified because they are suspected of plagiarism.
Please see our guide to plagiarism before submitting in production. By entering the competition, you agree that your name, email, school and essay may be sent to your local RCS branch.
Essays can only be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document. The online platform does not accept Google Docs. The RCS suggests that entrants retain a copy of their original work as regretfully we are unable to return or provide copies of submissions. Winners and Runners-up of the pan-Commonwealth competition will have their full names, schools, essays and photographs displayed on the RCS website and social media channels.
Prizes have traditionally been awarded only to the first prize winners in the Senior and Junior categories and also vary year by year.
All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week-long series of educational and cultural events.Civics Contest Finalists Announced.
Oregon, and Washington, the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
### District of Alaska – Finalists are the winners of a local contest sponsored by the U.S. District Eastern District of Calif. winners of the essay competition are: 1st, Kou-Lai Chang, a junior at. RICHMOND – The Virginia War Memorial has announced the winners of its 2nd Annual Veterans Day Essay Contest.
Kevin Amoroso, a ninth-grader at Carver College and Career Academy in Chesterfield, was the winner of the high school category. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, established in With thousands of young people taking part every year, it is an important way for the young voice of the Commonwealth to be developed and heard.
The RCS Library is delighted to announce that a significant recent deposit of essays from The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition has been added to its on-line catalogue Janus (ARCS 20).
The competition, originally established in by the Royal Commonwealth Society, and now run in partnership with Cambridge University Press, is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing contest.
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