Every year, some of the essays touch my heart and bring tears to my eyes, make me smile or amazed and even sad at times.
Winning is not the ultimate goal of the competition; rather the aim is to encourage creativity and independent thinking and challenge yourself to experiment on the power of your pen.
Today you are reading this blog, tomorrow you may be the winner of the competition, you never know.
With systematic support and cooperation of the RCS staff, it is always a hassle-free and well-coordinated process.
Every year I travel to London especially for participating in the Senior Panel meeting to select the winner.
The past few years have posed many challenges for me and a lot has changed in my personal and professional lives.
Amongst all these changes in a short span of time, one of the very few things that didn’t change was my association with The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
This year's competition has now run and we plan to announce next year's competition early next year.
These essay competitions are exclusively for students in their penultimate year of school (Year 12 in England and Wales, S5 in Scotland, and Year 13 in Northern Ireland).
The University of Cambridge seeks out students with a passion for their subject; those who have investigated it outside the classroom.
Our essay competitions provide students with an opportunity to engage with their interests in this way, allowing them to demonstrate their enthusiasm for their subject.