The Queen's Commonwealth
Essay Competition


The RCS has a rich history of nurturing the creative talents of young people around the Commonwealth. We endeavour to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people by celebrating excellence and imagination. In 2015, the contest was renamed ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’, in honour of The Late Queen Elizabeth II’s role as both Head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

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!