THE QUEEN'S COMMONWEALTH ESSAY COMPETITION

Since 1883, we have delivered The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition, the world's oldest international schools' writing competition. Today, we work to expand its reach, providing life-changing opportunities for young people around the world.

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ABOUT THE COMPETITION 

An opportunity for young Commonwealth citizens to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on key global issues and have their hard work and achievement celebrated internationally.

Enter the competition

ENTER THE QCEC 2022

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is now open. Entries will be accepted until 30 June 2022. 

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MEET THE WINNERS 

In 2021 we were delighted to receive a record-breaking 25,648 entries, with the winners from Kenya, Uganda and India. Read their winning pieces as well as those from previous years.

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RESOURCES

Useful resources for teachers, parents and entrants interested in the competition including promotional materials and supporting resources.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for the Competition. Before contacting us please read these.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions for entrants to The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition. Please ensure you have thoroughly read them before submitting your entry.