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The Duke of Gloucester Essay Contest

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His Royal Highness Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester

The Gloucester Collaboration and the Duke of Gloucester invite students from across the globe to describe through a special essay contest what they like the most about their Gloucester and what they'd like to see change. 

The Youth Essay Contest is open to youth, ages 13 – 17 in the twelve Gloucester communities around the world. Finalist to be judged by the Duke of Gloucester.


Essay Theme – What do you like about “your” Gloucester and what would you like to see changed?


Essay Rules 

  • Essays should have a word count between 500 (minimum) and 1500 (maximum).

  • Ages 13 – 17 as of 2nd September, 2023

  • Must live in a community named Gloucester

  • Essays must be received by 12:00 midnight (US EST) on Monday, October 16, 2023


Judging Criteria:

Writing Quality – grammar, spelling, structure and clarity

Writing Effectiveness - originality, creativity, thoughtfulness in addressing the theme

Age will be taken into consideration 


Essay Contest Awards

  • $100 US Cash to the top Essay writer

  • $50 for 2nd and 3rd place winners

  • Signed, framed certificate from the Duke of Gloucester for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners

  • Top 3 essays will be posted on the website

  • Certificate of Participation for all entries

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