Commonwealth Conversation Prize-Winners AnnouncedPosted by ZoeWare - 05/03/10 at 05:03 pm
A 16 year old student, Quek Yihui, from NUS High School, Singapore, won the ‘My Commonwealth’ competition for under 25 year olds and a £200 prize.
The competition, which was judged by the current Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and former Secretaries-General Sir Don McKinnon, Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Sir Sonny Ramphal, asked young people under the age of 25 to write or draw a response to the following:
The year is 2049. It’s the Commonwealth’s 100th birthday! Imagine that you are the Commonwealth Secretary General. What would your Commonwealth look like and do?
The competition received 250 entries from 24 countries around the world. The second prize was won by Asabi Rawlins, aged 16, from Trinidad and Tobago, and the third prize by Boodhoo Vijna Hiteshna, aged 17, from Mauritius.
During the Commonwealth Conversation, the Royal Commonwealth Society asked people all around the world to host a discussion, or a ‘Commonwealth Chat’, with their friends or colleagues about the future of the association.
We awarded prizes to the best reports from these chats, and are pleased to announce that Kareem Folajaiye, from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, won first prize and £200 for his report of a discussion with fellow students.
Cornelia Ndifon, from the International Training and Education Centre for Health, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia, won the second prize, and Wajahat Nassar, from the University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, won third prize.
Congratulations to them all! To find out about more competitions that the Royal Commonwealth Society is currently running, see www.thercs.org/youth/competitions.