Together with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), British Council, British Embassy (Greece), and Museum of Macedonian Struggle, we are inviting schools across Greece to visit and explore CWGC cemeteries in and around Thessaloniki (Mikra, Lembet Road, Doiran and Karasouli) and to respond creatively to this experience through poetry, music and art.


Our competition is open to all 9-16 year olds and welcomes poetry and songs in all languages; however the competition is a great opportunity for children to practise their English language skills. Art is accepted in any medium, be it lino-print, painting, sketch, photography, or collage. There is no cost to enter; entries may be scanned or photographed and submitted using our easy online form, or they may be submitted by post. Full submission instructions may be found here. 

Deadline for entries has been extended to Friday 30th March - entries submitted during this time will be entered into the international competition. 

All Greek participants will automatically be entered into our international Poetry & Art Competition as well as having the unique opportunity of being in for the chance to have their work publicly displayed in Thessaloniki. They may also have their work featured in the official Salonika commemorations taking place at the Doiran cemetery in September 2018, which will be attended by a number of VVIPs.

All entrants receive a personalised Certificate of Commendation signed by our President, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and our Founder, Lady Lucy French.

Winners of the international competition will be invited to a special and prestigious Awards Ceremony in London and have their prize presented to them by the Vice Chief of Defence Staff. Top prize for each category is £400 split between the pupil and school - see more details here

Salonika Remembers is open to Greek schools only. If you have any queries about Salonika Remembers please email Lucy Kentish on