Application Deadline: 31 July 2020.
Commonwealth Correspondents Application 2020 for Youth Leaders and Writers
Commonwealth Correspondents are aspiring youth leaders or talented writers who contribute their articles, photos and videos about local, national and international issues to the YourCommonwealth.org website on a voluntary basis.
Each article is around 300 to 600 words in length, while videos are under five minutes. If an article needs further work to enhance it, the Correspondent will receive guidance from the editorial team to develop the article. The final draft of the article or video is then published on the website.
Each applicant must
i. be 15 – 29 years old. If you are under 18 years old, please ask a parent or guardian to email us and grant permission for you to participate
ii. be a national of a Commonwealth country (https://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries) even if you do not currently reside there
iii.attach two (2) writing samples of no more than 600 words each (see below) or a video of no more than 5 minutes in length
iv. attach a good quality headshot (see below)
If your application is accepted, you will be required to
i. submit at least five contributions in the first year, and at least two in every subsequent year, to be considered active.
ii. adhere to the Editorial Code of Conduct (http://www.yourcommonwealth.org/contribute/editorial-code/)