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.

We were thrilled to receive a record-breaking 26,300 entries to this year’s competition but unfortunately this has meant that judging is taking a little longer than usual! 

Results and certificates will be issued at the end of October. After that time, please check your spam or junk folders as our emails can often land there. If you haven’t received your result or certificate by Friday, 11 November, please kindly send your first name and surname, submission Unique ID number and the email address with which you entered the competition to competitions@royalcwsociety.org.  

 

We will investigate and provide you with your certificate as soon as possible. Please rest assured that your enquiry has been received and note that, with the large number of entries this year, this process can take some time. Your patience is very much appreciated.


If your query is regarding something else, please bear with us as we work to respond as soon as possible

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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

MEET THE JUDGES

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022 is now closed. Meet the Final Panel Judges who will be deciding the winners and runners-up of the QCEC 2022!  Results will be announced at the end of October.

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MEET THE WINNERS 

In 2022 we were delighted to receive a record-breaking 26,322 entries, with the winners from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom 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.