The Royal Commonwealth Society is inviting young Barbadians to enter the Young Commonwealth Competitions 2010.

Persons under the age of 30 are invited to participate in the following competitions: the Commonwealth Essay Competition, the Commonwealth Photographic Awards and the Commonwealth Vision Awards.?? The theme of this year’s competitions is "Science, Technology and Society".

To enter the Commonwealth Essay Competition persons may write an essay, compose a story, create a poem or script a film on the following topics: What Technological Invention(s) Would Most Improve Life in Your Community?; The Mad Scientist; What Positive Steps Can You or I Start to Take to Tackle Climate Change?; The Day the Computer Started Misbehaving; "Science Never Solves a Problem Without Creating Ten More (George Bernard Shaw, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); An Adventure in Space; What is Knowledge? Who Owns It? How Can it Best be Taught or Transmitted? A Eureka Moment; Is your Generation Wiser Than Your Grandparents’ Generation? and Welcome to my Utopia!??

Persons may visit for further information on this award.?? Entries should be submitted by Saturday, May 1.

For the Commonwealth Photographic Awards, individuals are expected to take a photograph that depicts the theme using a digital, analogue or disposable camera.?? Mobile phones may also be used.?? Further information may be obtained at Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

Aspiring filmmakers are invited to vie for the Commonwealth Vision Awards by making a 30 to 90 second film related to the theme.?? They should submit their storyboard ideas in written, picture or film format by Monday, March 1, in order to win a seed grant of up to ??1,000.?? Alternately, persons may send their fully made film via You Tube or hard copy before the closing date of Thursday, July 1.?? More information on this award can be found at

Winners may get the opportunity to take part in expert workshops with leading figures in their creative fields; meet famous authors, film directors, and photographers at the Gala Awards Ceremony held in Central London’s Commonwealth Club; visit the BBC’s global headquarters, Buckingham Palace, the Commonwealth Secretariat and other high-profile venues in the UK’s capital city.?? They will also be able to see their work exhibited in different locations around London and featured in the press worldwide; attend a show in London’s West End and take part in drama workshops; win cash prizes and camera equipment and meet other young people from around the world with similar interests.

The aim of the Young Commonwealth Competitions is to nurture the creative talent of young people, encourage them to respond to current international issues; enable the youth to share their thoughts with peers around the world; give them a safe, creative forum for their ideas and a global platform for their talent; and promote the use of the English language.??????

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