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Island's Youth invited to get creative to commemorate CPA's 110th anniversary

​The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is offering young people in the Isle of Man an opportunity to showcase their artistic skills by entering The Youth Creativity competition to commemorate the CPA’s 110th anniversary. The competition challenges young people in three age categories - up to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 18 - to interpret the question: ‘What will parliaments look like in the next 110 years?

The choice of medium could be anything from the written word to video, animation or artwork. All submissions must be provided electronically.

The winners and runners-up in each category will receive a certificate and the category winners will win £100 of book/gift vouchers.

The chairman of the Isle of Man Branch of the CPA, the Hon Juan Watterson SHK, said: ‘Youth engagement and educational outreach are central to the work of the CPA in raising young people’s awareness of the democratic process.

‘This competition is a great opportunity to connect young people with parliament in an imaginative way that not only has the power to showcase our Island’s wealth of young creative talent but also provides a means for Manx youth to contribute to a milestone in the history of the CPA.’

The Youth Creativity competition launches on 18th July, 2021, the official date of the CPA’s 110th anniversary, and will close on 10th September 2021.

For details of the competition visit

Submissions should be sent electronically to 

For further information contact:
Jonathan King
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald
Legislative Buildings
Tel: 01624 686303
Published - 01/07/2021