Thursday, 1 January 2015


'A Young Commonwealth'
This year’s theme, 'A Young Commonwealth', recognises that young people account for the majority of the Commonwealth’s population and play a vital role in shaping the world that we live in, now and in years to come. The Royal Commonwealth Society is inviting young people to share their hopes and concerns for the future, thereby generating an important youth perspective and Commonwealth wide dialogue as the international community gathers to set development goals for the next 15 years.

Topics
Participants are encouraged to be creative in their response. Answers can be submitted in number of formats, for example: poem, letter, folk tale, script or essay.


Multiple submissions are not allowed and will lead to disqualification. For more information, see the Terms and Conditions.

JUNIOR CATEGORY
Born after 1st May 2001 (under 14 years)
1 What are the advantages and disadvantages of, being young?
2 Imagine what the world will be like when you are an old person.
3 I am the future!
4 Imagine you are a young person living in a different part of the Commonwealth. What is life like for you?

SENIOR CATEGORY
Born between 2nd May 1996 and 1st May 2001 (14-18 years)
1 What do you hope to achieve in your lifetime?
2 In 2030 you will no longer be young. What changes would you like to see in the world in 15 years’ time?
3 Youth versus experience.
4 Fresh perspectives. What can a young Commonwealth offer?

LAST DATE: 1ST MAY 2015

GUIDELINES
To enter the competition, you must be living in, or a national of, a Commonwealth country or  erritory.
All entries must be in English and are to be submitted online at www.thercs.org.
Participants are encouraged to be creative in their response. Answers can be submitted in a number of formats, for example: poem, letter, folk tale, script or essay – the choice is yours.
Please visit www.thercs.org for full terms and conditions

AWARDS
There will be a Winner and Runnerup in each category. Winners will be flown to London for a week
of cultural and educational visits, culminating in a special award event in November 2015. Runners-up will be recognised in national award events. All four top entries will be published by the RCS.
A number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be made in both the Junior and Senior categories, and participants who do not receive an award will be entitled to a certificate of participation.

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