Our critically acclaimed Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition writing workshop is back for the 2023 June holidays. It is a quintessential platform for writers, combining creativity, literary chops and prestige. Past alumni of the workshop have achieved more than 40 Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards, in addition to two Gold Finalist awards.
This year’s competition, themed "A Youth-Powered Commonwealth", invites young writers to explore the power that youths hold with the global community, and consider how this power can be harnessed to make a meaningful impact on the world. We’ll break this statement into a number of parts, from the various concepts of power, to a critical analysis of the global issues at hand, and a deeper understanding of what meaningful impact entails - before embarking on literary explorations and tangents.
Our clients traditionally view the competition as a chance to build a sophisticated and diverse writing portfolio that includes short stories, essays and poems. Intangibly, it is also a chance to build soft writing skills, accrue cultural capital and embark on intellectual explorations.
There are two categories for participation in the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition Workshop.
- Junior Category for participants born on or after 1 July 2009 (under 14 years)
- Senior Category for participants born between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2009 (14 to 18 years)
- Tue 30 May to Thu 1 June 2023
- 1 — 4 pm
- 525 + GST
- Academia Privileges Apply
All existing Academia students are granted an exclusive 20% discount to the workshop fees, before GST. Friends of Academia students will also be granted this discount if they attend the workshop together.