With the aim of connecting all ages across the Commonwealth, combating ageism and recording stories for generations to come, CommonAge are inviting young people living in Commonwealth countries to spend time with an older person and write that person’s life story.
Ideally the older person will be in their 90s, or in some cases will be the oldest person living in their community or village.
They also welcome essays involving conversations with older couples.
Essays submitted will be considered for inclusion in a special book, which will be published to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 65 years as Head of the Commonwealth in April 2018.
Prizes will be given to the five best essays and these will be announced before the book launch at the inaugural CommonAge “Commonwealth Elders’ Forum” in the UK in April 2018. This forum is linked to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Entrants must be aged between 15 and 24 years old on 31st October 2017.
Submission deadline: 31st October 2017
Visit the website for full terms and conditions here.