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The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is now open for 2018, accepting essays, stories, scripts and poems on the theme of 'Towards a Common Future' from those aged 18 and under across the Commonwealth. 

The Competition prides itself on providing a platform for young voices, helping to develop written English skills and acting as a vehicle through which young people can learn about the Commonwealth. To assist teachers, librarians, parents and individuals, this page provides resources that you can use to promote the Competition to your school, child or youth group. They will also help you to learn about the Competition, begin thinking about the theme and start writing your entry.

Don’t forget to read the terms and conditions before submitting your writing before the deadline of 1st June 2018.

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition - Flyer 2018

Promotional flyer for the 2018 competition including an explanatory blurb, list of topics and guidelines. Put it in your classroom, at your youth group, post it to your friends – spread the word!

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The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition - Poster

Poster and briefing pack designed for young people across the Commonwealth. Includes guidance, activities and quotes from previous winners.

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The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition - Student Pack

An easy way to introduce the competition to your students, with instructions, activities and social media links.

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition - Schools' Briefing

Briefing document for schools to introduce the competition to staff and senior management. Including winners' quotes and details of available prizes.

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The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition - Presentation

An informative presentation on the competition, its history and the benefits of participating including a creative writing activity. This resource is to be used for competition promotion to groups of young people. If you wish to deliver this to your school or youth group, please do get in touch at education@thercs.org

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