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2018 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Earlier this year, a number of our students participated in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. This is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. Every year, it offers all Commonwealth youth aged 18 and under the opportunity to express through the written word their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past. In 2018, 12,000 young people from across the Commonwealth entered the Competition.

This year’s theme invited young people to share their ideas on the topic of ‘Towards a Common Future’ - Judges were impressed by the diversity and ingenuity of entries and described the pieces as ‘fantastically imaginative’, ‘hopeful’ and ‘passionate’. Eight of our students have done the college proud by winning awards for their outstanding work, a record number of achievements for ACJC.

Bronze Award
Lim En Chi, 1SB1
Sean Eng, 1SC8
Ethel Ho, 2MD1

Silver Award
Constance Tan, 1AH
Bethany Low, 2MD1
Amanda Lim, 2SC5

Gold Award
Zander Widjaja, 1AH
Cheyenne Lim, 2AA1