The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023 asks entrants to explore the power young people hold within the global community and consider how this power can be harnessed to make a meaningful impact in the world.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023 is now open for entries until 30 June 2023. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international writing competition. 2023 marks 140 years since it was established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part every year, it is an important way to recognize achievement, elevate youth voices and develop key skills through creative writing.


  1. Senior Category The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023

(born between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2009; 14-18 years of age) ​

  1. As Head of the Commonwealth His Majesty the King is opening an international conference on the importance of young people in decision making. Write his speech. 
  2. Does age matter? 
  3. The 2023 Year of Youth was a moment of significant social change – what was its impact on the world? 
  4. Script a dialogue between two people, with contrasting viewpoints, on an issue that divides generations. 

2. Junior Category  The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023

(Born on or after 1 July 2009; under 14 years of age)

  1. In fiction and throughout history, young people have performed numerous acts of heroism. Choose your favourite young hero and write to them about why you admire them.
  2. What is your youthful superpower, and how can it make a positive difference to the world?
  3. You have been stranded on a planet where everyone is 18 or under. Journal your experience.
  4. Why does your voice matter?

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