The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, has launched The Queen Commonwealth 2021 essay competition, in her capacity as the vice-patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
The Duchess, in a pre-recorded video message, said this year’s theme is Community in the Commonwealth.
“I am already looking forward to reading this year’s winning entries and of course to meeting the winners and runners-up. So, please put on your thinking caps, pick up your pens and join our wonderful community of Commonwealth writers,” she said.
On their part, winners and runners-up of last year’s competition, Adtiya Chudhary (Singapore, Ananya Mukerji (India), Cassandra Nguyen (Canada) and Wleni Bazikamwe from Kenya asked writers to reflect on their experiences and strengths shown by their communities in the cafe of Cocid-19.
Royal Commonwealth Society chairperson Linda Yueh said: “The society is privileged to organise this oldest school writing competition in the world and is fortunate to have the support of the Duchess of Cornwall. So many Commonwealth communities have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The Royal Commonwealth Society is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens from around the world. Malawi is a member of the Commonwealth society.
The competition gives creative writers an opportunity to explore contemporary themes through the written word. The junior category is open to young writers between the ages of 14 and 18.
Those interested to participate in the competition can get entries forms at www.royalcwsociety.org.