The RCS has a rich history of nurturing the creative talents of young people around the Commonwealth through a range of competitions. Since 2010, these competitions have been run as one exciting awards scheme.
With writing, film and photography categories, our Young Commonwealth Competitions are open to anybody under the age of 30 living in the Commonwealth. They encourage creative responses to global challenges and offer a unique international platform for new young talent.
The 2012 Young Commonwealth Competitions closed on 1st May 2012. Judging took place over the summer and the full results will be announced on the RCS website by Friday 12th October.
This year, in honour of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, all eligible photo, film and photo entries have been added to the world's biggest history project, the Jubilee Time Capsule. They join over 80,000 items which have been submitted by 37,000 people from across the Commonwealth.
The Capsule is an innovative social archive of the last 60 years and we're really excited that this year's Young Commonwealth Competitions are part of it.
Our top Competition prizewinners have the special honour of being included in the Diamond (re)Collection. This will be the 60 very best Jubilee Time Capsule entries, handpicked by a distinguished panel of judges and curated into a special collection for Her Majesty The Queen. This collection will later be gifted to the Royal Collection.
2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition now open!
The 2013 Essay Competition is now open for entries, for details on how to enter click here.
Check back here in a couple of months for details of the 2013 Commonwealth Photographic Awards and the 2013 Commonwealth Vision Awards.
Royal Photographic Society Jubilee Award
Closed 30th September, 2012
For 2012, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society, launched a special award in honour of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. The top prize is a trip to London. The Competition closed on 30th September, 2012 results will shortly be announced here.