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Monday, 13 January 2014

Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014

Open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and under, the Essay Competition offers young people the opportunity to make their voice heard on a global platform and engage with issues important to them.
The Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition. It provides a platform for young people to compete with their peers in a truly global environment. For 130 years, the Commonwealth Essay Competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the RCS, this international schools’ writing contest – the world's oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project. In 2013, over 11,000 young people from 55 Commonwealth countries and territories took part.  

This years topics:
Junior CategoryBorn after 1st May 2000

1. Tell us about your family or friends. Who are the team players and who are the stars?
2. ‘You’re one of us now.’
3. What makes a good team? What makes a good team player?
4. Tell us about an instance (or two) where people from different generations have worked together.
5. Have there been times in your life when you wished you had someone to team up with?

Senior Category
Born between 2nd May 1995
and 1st May 2000
1. Team Commonwealth! How would you describe what your country has to offer other members of
the team?
2. How can sport build peace in troubled communities?
3. What part does competition play in people’s daily lives?
4. Explore the relationship between ethics, sport and human rights.
5. ‘We’re a good partnership, you and I!’

 Junior and Senior
A bonus topic open to all entrants: 1. ‘United we stand!’

 Last Date:01 May 2014

 For details: visit:  www.thercs.org 

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