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Launch of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2024 – ‘Our Common Wealth’

We are delighted to announce that The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is now open for submissions.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Our Common Wealth’.

Nearly half of Commonwealth countries are Small Island Developing States like Samoa that are disproportionately affected by climate change, and communities across the Commonwealth are also facing a range of challenges, including economic growth, peace and security. At a time like this, creating strong and resilient societies is more important than ever. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2024 asks entrants to consider how they deal with adversity, and how community and culture can be used to encourage resilience and hope in a world with a growing number of global issues.


With topics encouraging children to discuss climate change, offer solutions for global problems, and to write creatively about their culture and how Commonwealth values can be used to enhance co-operation, this year’s competition is a prevalent one that underscores the most pressing issues of today’s world.


For more information on how to enter the Competition : Enter the QCEC2024 | Royal Commonwealth Society (

The QCEC runs until 15 May this year.

Proudly delivered by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883, The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international annual writing competition for schools. The QCEC seeks to introduce young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, under-represented demographics and remote communities to the idea of writing for fun, developing key literacy skills and working to increase academic attainment.

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