Never Such Innocence

Open, closing 19 March 2021.

Theme: The Unheard Voices of Conflict: Stories from Around the World

The international competition features four categories: Poetry, Art, Speech and Song and is open to young people aged 9-18. Winners in the four categories will be invited to participate in unique experiences and invited to NSI’s special award ceremony in London. All participants will receive a special certificate of commendation for their work. All that is required is a digital entry form and picture / file upload of your work. Full competition details can be found on the NSI website

5 thoughts on “Never Such Innocence

  1. Will the participants get any feedback or suggestions to improve their style ? And can the poem be written in any pattern?

    1. Hi Madiha,

      Thanks for your comment. This competition isn’t run by Young Poets Network, but I found the competition rules on the Never Such Innocence website:

      I suspect you won’t receive feedback unfortunately, and that you can write a poem in any form. Double check the rules, and you can email and ask the organisers using the contact details from their website:

      Best of luck!

      Helen at Young Poets Network

  2. Never Such Innocence is an amazing competition!
    Entering it is a great opportunity voice your thoughts about WW1, in the form of poetry or art.
    Even if you don’t win it’s a really good idea to give it a go.
    They also have some really useful resource packs to help you learn about the war.
    I came second in 9-11 Poetry in 2016 and loved meeting all the people there!
    First learned about it through Young Poets Network,
    A great experience for those who love writing or art.

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