Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition
The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition aims to provide young people with a platform on which to express their views and an opportunity to develop creative writing skills. It invites applications from all over the world.
The Competition is an opportunity for all young Commonwealth citizens and residents, regardless of region, education or background, to share ideas, celebrate their story and have their voice heard – all whilst developing key skills. In 2019, they wanted to hear from all young people, because all stories and voices are important.
The 2019 theme, ‘A Connected Commonwealth’, called upon young people to consider how they can work to use cultural, technological and environmental connections for positive change across the Commonwealth.
This year’s topics asked young writers to explore the shared values, interests and experiences across the Commonwealth, and how they can use this to make positive change. It called on young people to consider the potential of the Commonwealth in strengthening the cast and varied links between citizens.
These were the topics:
- An overseas visitor is coming to your town for the first time. How would you connect with them?
- My cultural connections.
- A place I feel connected to.
- The Commonwealth connects people across borders – what can we learn from our neighbors?
We are delighted to be able to announce that SISHK contributed 18 participants, and we have been made aware of these 4 winners.
They are Clement Cheung – Gold Award, Riley Lee, and Angela Jiang – Silver Awards and Gwyneth Olsen – Bronze Award.