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Every year, the competition receives entries from thousands of young people across the Commonwealth, in which they express their thoughts on the past, opinions of the present and hopes for the future. Connected by the oceans; can we work together to protect the environment?
For a junior entrants under 14 years of age My cultural connections.
Final documents should not include the entrants personal details including name, age, school or country. Your entry might be selected for the grand award. We endeavour to promote literacy, expression and creativity by celebrating excellence and imagination.
Eligibility This 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.
What are the opportunities for shared, sustainable growth? What does the future hold for humankind? It calls on young people to consider the potential of the Commonwealth in strengthening the cast and varied links between citizens. Beware of plagiarism.
Entries are judged by pan-Commonwealth volunteers and winners are selected by an expert panel, including poets, publishers, scriptwriters and journalists.