Are You a Young Blogger or Writer? Volunteer to Become a Commonwealth Correspondent

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The Commonwealth Correspondents are seeking young bloggers and writers who are willing to use their writing skills to write for the Commonwealth

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: The Commonwealth Correspondents is a global network of emerging young leaders and aspiring writers and social commentators aged 15 to 29.

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Correspondents are keen to tell other people about ordinary or extraordinary events occurring in their community, town, country or region. They want to explain how issues in the local, national or international news have affected them or made them think about certain subjects.

Most of all, Correspondents are keen to spark conversation and debate with other young people through their article writing.

Type: Volunteerism

Eligibility: To become a Correspondent, you have to adhere to the Editorial Code and commit to writing regularly to the Commonwealth website.

  • Will respect the Commonwealth’s principles and values, including those of tolerance and understanding.
  • Will not use this website to make accusations against any named individuals or organisations, or otherwise make defamatory allegations.
  • Will take a balanced approach in all reporting and strive to put across alternative views and counter arguments.
  • Will not plagiarise, or copy, the work of others.
  • Will obtain, if they are under 18 years of age, the permission of a parent or guardian to contribute.
  • Will take good care and never put themselves or anyone else in danger.
  • By submitting any content (i.e. articles, pictures and videos), give the Commonwealth Secretariat copyright to distribute or republish said content on its websites or other platforms. (Refer to the site’s copyright permissions for more information.)
  • Give permission for content (i.e. articles, pictures and videos) to be offered by the Editor and Commonwealth Secretariat to other media outlets and platforms free-of-payment. (Republication will not entail commercial benefit, but will give added exposure to contributors’ work, and the Commonwealth Youth Programme.)
  • Will not claim to represent the Commonwealth Youth Programme or Commonwealth Secretariat unless employed as such. 

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Program: There are many benefits of becoming a Correspondent:

  • It is satisfying to know your articles are being read by other young people and policy makers across the world.
  • Your articles may influence opinion across the Commonwealth and within governments.
  • It is a great thing to add to your resume/curriculum vitae – likely to impress future employers.

How to Apply: For more information or to apply to become a Commonwealth Correspondent, please email [email protected].

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: YourCommonwealth

Important Notes: For more information or to apply to become a Commonwealth Correspondent, please email [email protected].

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