How To Enter

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Submit your entry online

Important information for teachers. During the registration process, you will need to enter as 'A teacher, on behalf of pupils'. You will then have the option to add additional pupils (as many as necessary). Please be sure to enter all the mandatory information for each student. You'll be given an individual reference number for each student which is needed to download the student’s certificate. Please be sure to keep these reference numbers safe so you can download the certificates for your students, or pass appropriate reference numbers on to each individual so they can download their own certificates when the results are announced in August 2017.

Enter online.


Submit your entry by post

If you are submitting your entry by post, please complete an entry form in block capitals and attach it to the front of your essay. Entries should be sent to your nearest postal hub, details of which are listed below.

Please note that for postal entries, your essay must be received by 1 May 2017 in order to be eligible. We therefore suggest that you send your essay with plenty of time for delivery, as essays received by a postal hub after 1 May will not be considered in the competition. 


The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
The Royal Commonwealth Society
Commonwealth House
55-58 Pall Mall


The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
British High Commission 
Julius Nyerere Links 
PO Box 296

Americas and the Caribbean 



The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
British Council
Education Department
British Council
30 Napier Road
Singapore 258509

Please ensure your envelope is clearly labelled with The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition in bold


The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
PO Box 10-741
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

All individuals and schools are encouraged to enter online if possible.

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