Monday 18 January 2021
Never Such Innocence 2020/21 Competition
The 2020/21 Competition is Open for Entries! Scroll Down to Enter!
This year’s theme is… The Unheard Voices of Conflict: Stories from Around the World
Share your reflections on conflict or give a voice to those who may not have one. To inspire your poetry, art, speech or song, use the 5Ws to explore the theme.
Who? This could be a conflict that has affected you / your family, or you could bring to light someone else’s story.
What? Conflict comes in many forms. What conflict affects you?
When? You can look at a historical or current conflict.
Where? This could be within your local community or around the world.
Why? New voices and perspectives are important if we are to understand the true impact of conflict.
Some examples of an ‘unheard voice’ could include: A personal family story relating to conflict, the feelings of a service child who has a parent deployed, the perspective of people from a defeated army, refugees fleeing from their homes, the perspective of indigenous or minority groups, young people caught in the midst of conflict, or if animals could speak - what would they say? Feel free to be creative with how you interpret the theme! Scroll down to see some examples created by other young people!
NSI goodies and other exciting opportunities - to be confirmed when we can!
The Volksbund had kindly offered 4 spots into their summer camp for first place winners in the 16-18 age category of each section of the competition! More details to come soon!
The competition will run from Friday 4th September 2020 - Friday 19th March 2021
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMPETITION RULES
KELLY FROM CANADA WON IN THE 16-18 AGE CATEGORY IN 2019/20, WITH HER PIECE ‘DO I LOOK LIKE MY BELOVED FATHER?’
The most important things to know before you enter:
The simplest way to enter is online, which you can do by clicking the buttons below. If you would like to send us a physical copy of your work, please send it to: Never Such Innocence, 11 Slingsby Place, London, WC2E 9AB. To request a physical entry form, please email email@example.com. We regret that we are unable to return work due to the volume of entries we receive.
You are welcome to enter each category once - Poetry, Art, Speech and Song - a total of four entries per person.
Please don’t filter your entries - every single participant receives a special personalised Certificate of Commendation!
If you are an individual submitting one piece of work, please use the Individual Entry Form.
If entering one work created by a group of young people please use a Group Entry Form. Include everyone’s names on the entry form, so that all of the young people receive a certificate.
If you would like to submit multiple works by different young people, please use the Multiple Entry Form.
Any problems just ask us! We are a small and dedicated team and will be more than happy to assist, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7836 2603.
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