Never Such Innocence Competition 2017

Published Fri 24 Feb 2017 - By Literature Wales

Deadline: Friday 10th March 2017


The competition is open to all children worldwide
from Years 5 to 11 (children aged 9-16).

Entries are divided into three age categories:
Years 5-6 (age 9-11), Years 7-9 (age 11-14)
and Years 10-11 (age 14-16).


Never Such Innocence is inviting the submission of poems or artwork inspired by the events of the First World War. Poems can be submitted in English, Welsh or Gaelic. Choose a topic that interests you and produce a piece of art or write a poem expressing your thoughts and feelings.


Resources are available on the Never Such Innocence website which have been designed to help inspire your competition entry. On the website you will also find previous winning entries and tips on how to get started.




All submissions must include an entry form which can be found on the Never Such Innocence website.

Digitised entries should be emailed to:

Postal entries should be sent to:

Never Such Innocence – C/O Cubitt Consulting, West Wing – Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA


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