The Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition archive

Detail of a cover for a tourist brochure, submitted in 1959A treasure-trove for historians and teachers

Many school teachers will already be familiar with the Royal Commonwealth Society’s essay competition. Held annually, and open to school children throughout the Commonwealth, the competition now attracts thousands of entries. In 2011, over 6000 submissions were received—essays, stories or poems on the theme of ‘Women as agents of change’—and prizes were won by children in Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Pakistan and Singapore …

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