There are a wide variety of writing, film and photography competitions organised by Commonwealth organisations. Why not give them a go?

The Royal Commonwealth Society‘s Young Commonwealth Competitions are open to anybody under the age of 30 living in the Commonwealth.

Essay Competition – Every year, the Commonwealth Essay Competition inspires thousands of young writers from all over the world. This international youth writing contest has been running for over 100 years – the world’s oldest and largest – and is a highly regarded and popular international education project. Click here for more info.

Photographic Awards – The only Photographic Prize of its kind reaching every country in the Commonwealth, the Photographic Awards has been running since the 1990s and has drawn together hundreds of young photojournalists and photographers every year. Click here for more info.

Vision Awards – Would you like to receive up to £1,000 to produce a film? Would you like to see your film broadcast internationally and receive wide-spread recognition? Would you like to to win a trip to London worth £2000? Would you like the chance to meet famous filmmakers from Commonwealth countries? Click here for more info.

Jubilee Time Capsule

The RCS is also assembling the world’s biggest online time capsule that will cover each day of the last 60 years of the association. This is a people’s history from all over the Commonwealth. Open to people of all ages, the RCS wants to hear from you – your stories, videos, photos, drawings, music – as to what was important to you, your family or your country in the last 60 years. For more info go to: