Never Such Innocence runs an international poetry, art, song, and speech competition for ages 9-18, focusing on conflict and its impact.  We amplify the voices of children and young people all over the world.

Use our FREE resources, enter the competition, or find our next community event!

See our young people in action:

See where children and young people across the world have taken part in the Never Such Innocence competition...

So far we have received submissions by Children and young people from 47 different countries, territories, or dependencies, stretching across five continents. Help fill in the map and be part of the next stage!

So far we have received submissions by Children and young people from 47 different countries, territories, or dependencies, stretching across five continents. Help fill in the map and be part of the next stage!


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Read what others have said about us and our projects

We have received tremendous feedback from the people we work with around the world.

The 2019/20 Poetry, Art, Speech and Song Competition

Launching officially in September 2019, now accepting early entries as part of our development!

We have published two Centenary Legacy Books!

Read more about our Anthology of children’s work, and Stories of the First World War