Aditya Choudhury, a 14-year-old pupil from Singapore, and 16-year-old Ananya Mukerji from India have been on Friday declared the senior winner and runner-up of the 2020 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competitors.
The outcomes have been declared throughout a digital awards ceremony hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall. The occasion organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) included readings from the successful items by Indian actor Kareena Kapoor and British actor-writer Stephen Fry.
This 12 months, the competitors’s theme was “Local weather motion within the Commonwealth”.
Choudhury’s essay was titled “Voices from the Blue World”, which imagines a grouper fish talking at an underwater convention on the influence that local weather change has had on the ocean group.
Mukerji wrote “The Waters Rise”, which imagines an impassioned name to recognise the influence of local weather change on small island states, and the necessity to take motion.
The junior winner was Cassandra Nguyen (13 years) from Canada whereas Eleni Bazikamwe (10 years) from Ghana was the runner-up.
The Duchess of Cornwall stated, “Amazingly, because the launch, there have been 12,888 entries from younger individuals throughout the Commonwealth: probably the most profitable competitions on report. I’m extremely happy with all of you for overcoming the 12 months’s challenges together with your excellent creativity on this vitally necessary topic.”
Linda Yueh, RCS chair, stated, “We’re delighted that, throughout a interval of nice uncertainty and disruption throughout the globe, this 12 months’s competitors attracted nearly 13,000 entries from almost each nation within the Commonwealth.”