Commonwealth Class Children’s Short Story Writing Competition

Take part in the Commonwealth Class Short Story Writing Competition

What images, emotions or memories come to mind when you think of the word ‘Peace’? Children throughout the Commonwealth are invited to capture its meaning for this year’s Commonwealth Class Short Story Writing Competition. The competition offers a unique opportunity for students to become part of the Commonwealth’s rich storytelling heritage and to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes!


The Competition is open to residents of a Commonwealth country aged between 7 and 14 years. As
the entrants are under the age of 18 years, his/her entry must be submitted on their behalf by a
parent/guardian over the age of 18 years who, in submitting the entry, agrees to and accepts these
Competition Rules:

Only one entry per person is allowed.

The theme of the story is ‘Peace’.

The story must be written in English.

The maximum word limit of the stories is:
 300 words from 7-10 year olds
 500 words from 11-14 year olds

Entry to the Competition is free of charge although entrants are responsible for any costs associated
with entry. All entries must be submitted online.

The opening date of the Competition is 09:00 BST on 2nd November 2017 and the closing date is
09:00 GMT on 2nd January 2018. Any entry received before the opening date or after the closing
date will not be included in the Competition.


  • The 1st prize winner will receive a £100 book token or equivalent voucher and a certificate
  • The 2nd prize winner will receive a £50 book token or equivalent voucher and a certificate
  • The 3rd prize winner will receive a £30 book token or equivalent voucher and a certificate


The Competition will be promoted through the British Council Schools Online website
To enter entrants must complete the entry form and upload their submission via

Interested, APPLY HERE

Afia Bobia Amanfo is the co-founder of Studentshubgh. She is a committed Christian and also passionate about education and alleviating poverty. She is currently studying for an MSc in International trade in Paris. Her desire is to help create opportunities for young people in rural areas. She loves to write on Christian growth, academics, and career

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