Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Commonwealth Essay Competition 2008

Commonwealth Essay Competition 2008

If you are 18 years of age or younger and possess a penchant for writing, perhaps you may want to enter the Commonwealth Essay Competition and pit your writing skills against students of the same age around the world.
Every year, the Commonwealth Essay Competition inspires thousands of young writers from all over the world. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Competition has been running for over 100 years and is firmly established as a highly regarded and popular international education project. With young people writing from all Commonwealth countries and territories, the Competition enjoys much esteem and support throughout the Commonwealth.

The aims of the Competition are:

to provide a unique opportunity for schools throughout the Commonwealth to take part in a global education project
to raise awareness of the ethical and humanitarian values which lie at the heart of the Commonwealth's ethos
to highlight important local and global issues and encourage their discussion
to promote the use of English as a leading world language in a fun and attractive way
to enable young people to compete on equal terms with their peers from around the world, whatever their social or scholastic background
to encourage young people to aspire to high standards of academic scholarship and creative writing
to stimulate young people into good utilisation of modern information technology and communication skills
There are four age bands:
Class A: born 1989-1991
Class B: born 1992-1993
Class C: born 1994-1995
Class D: born 1996-
Rules, topics, prizes and samples of past winners' essays can be found at here .

Entries may be sent by post to Commonwealth Essay Competition, The Royal Commonwealth Society, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AP, United Kingdom or emailed to by 1st March 2008.

1 comment:

Steve said...

I want to win.