Enter the Competition

The Never Such Innocence Poetry and Art competition is open to everyone aged 9-16. You can enter individually, or submit multiple entries using the following forms: For the individual entry form, please click here. For the group/class entry form, please click here.  Before submitt...

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NSI Competition Resources

Here you can download our fourth edition resource, past Winners Booklets, a quiz, and tips on creating poetry and artwork!  ...

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Poetry & Art Competition

The fourth and final Never Such Innocence Poetry and Art Competition is now open – play your part in The Final Push! To sign your school up for the 2017/18 competition please email or sign up to our newsletter here . We hope that our fi...

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Songs of the Centenary

Songs of the Centenary (SOTC) is a global quest for songs of Commemoration, Remembrance and Unity created by children.  This search will draw from submissions in partnership with Never Such Innocence (NSI) Poetry & Art Competition. SOTC officially launched in Liverpool on Thursday 1...

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2017-18 Roadshow

The 2017/18 Roadshow will be the biggest and best yet. As we begin The Final Push, we are keen to ensure our fourth and final year is the widest reaching and most inclusive. We will be visiting more communities than ever before to engage children and young people with the centenary of the First Wo...

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Past Competitions

These are a selection of the winning art work from the 2014, 2015-16 and 2016-17 Competitions. All winning work is published in the 2014 Winners Booklet, 2015-16 Winners Booklet and 2016-17 Winners Booklet. The Never Such Innocence Pilot Competition in 2014 was a huge succes...

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Past Roadshows

Never Such Innocence holds a series of roadshows across the British Isles to encourage children and local communities to play a part in the centenary commemorations. During the 2015/16 and 2016/17 competitions we have visited the length and breadth of the British Isles encouraging local communities ...

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NSI at RAF Leeming
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Moray school pupils mark centenary of World War I with poignant RAF Lossiemouth event
RAF Lossiemouth hosts children for charity competition
Moray pupils display artwork at First World War centenary event
Prime Minister and school pupils attend First World War centenary event
Projekt erinnert an die Toten in dem Ersten Weltkrieg
Veranstaltung zur Erinnerung an den Ersten Weltkrieg
MP urges young Islanders to enter WWI centenary poetry competition
Children given inspiration as they remember the sacrifices of World War I
Never Such Innocence - RAF Odiham
Schools take party in Great War remembrance event
Local pupils encouraged to get involved with war art project
Rebecca chosen for Passchendaele role
'It was unprecedented' Battle of Passchendaele remembered
Young Poet Rewarded with invitation to Passchendaele
Youngsters invited to get creative in helping to commemorate 100 years since the First World War
Poetry success for Orkney school pupil
Children to commemorate WW1 onboard ship
'Salonika Remembers' - schools invited to explore CWGC sites in Greece
Brighton student wins international art competition
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Island youngsters collect awards at House of Lords
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Broxburn Academy artist celebrating after impressing judges during national competition
Lewis and Harris pupils at House of Lords to receive awards
Around Orkney
St Patrick’s pupil wins poetry award
Josh’s poem about First World War sacrifice makes top five in UK
West Lothian schoolgirl takes top poetry award
Teenager from Overseal chosen to win arts award at House of Lords
Never Such Innocence - Commemorating the Men and Women of the Great War
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Lest we forget: War charity launches schools competition
Children remember soldiers with poetry
Manx children remember the First World War
Take pride in Great War sacrifice
John Madejski Academy to host launch of nationwide First World War art and poetry competition
Royals attend Never Such Innocence poetry launch
How a new generation remembers - interview with Lady Lucy French, granddaughter of WWI General Sir John French
Charity initiative brings First World War into classroom
Today’s teenage war poets make me proud
Transatlantic Ties to the Special Relationship
Students impress in WWI art contest
Teen poet and University College School student Sam Kaplin wins prestigious national poetry competition
Charity of the week
BBC R4 The World Tonight
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NSI - House Magazine
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