From 2016, students who are submitting their essays to the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition are being invited to also submit a copy to the South Australian Branch for assessment quite separately from London.

The competition is open to young writers aged 18 and under who are living in, or a national of, a Commonwealth country or territory. All entries must be in English and are to be submitted online.

Students are you.....

                                                                    Interested in current issues ?

                                                    Want to EXPRESS YOUR ideas globally?

                                                                   Ready to WRITE about it 

                                              Enter the Commonwealth Essay Competition and

                                                                              send a copy to


                                                                     Box 7013  Hutt Street

                                                                       Adelaide SA 5000 

                                       by May 2017  to be eligible for South Australian Prizes


There will be two prizes available.


The 2017 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition will focus on A Commonwealth at Peace. Entrants will be asked to explore a deeper understanding of the meaning of peace and the role of the Common- wealth as a network for democracy, human rights and peace.

The 2016 winners and runners-up from 13,500 entries were from South Africa, Zambia and Singapore, while 4000 entrants received Gold, Silver and Bronze awards commending excellence in writing.

The competition was founded by the RCS in 1883. Entries can be in the form of essays, poems, stories or scripts. (See for details.) 


South Australian Essay competition