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Life After Conflict (International Competition)

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 About the 2021/22 Competition Theme

Life cannot remain the same after conflict. Slowly but eventually it has to evolve into something else. The changing process cannot always be positive and it may take a long time to recover. Every life changes when the conflict enters their life including the family, society, country or even a kingdom. As time goes by we remember that conflict to honour the lost ones and reflect on the past.

In other words, we resolve, recover, rebuild, reflect and then finally remember the past events.

With this in mind, the theme of the 2022 competition is Life After Conflict.

Read more on Young Creative Writing Competition 2021


In this competition, you can share your thoughts on how people, communities and countries build a life after conflict using poetry, art, speech and\or song.


  • The competitions are divided into age groups to ensure everyone gets a fair chance. There will be competition among the age group (9-11), (11-14) and (16-18).
  • Everyone should relate their work to the theme.
  • If you want the judge pannel to know about any special education needs, you should note it in the entry form.
  • Furthermore, participants should submit their work anonymously, i.e. you should not mention your personal details beside the title in your workpiece.
  • Your submitted piece of work must be original.
  • Your work must have a title.

Other Rules for Each Section of Competition


Poems can be an incredibly powerful way to share stories, ideas, thoughts and feelings. With your work, the following rules must be applied:

  1. It should be of a maximum of forty lines.
  2. The poem can be written in any language.
  3. The submitted poem can be either typed or neatly handwritten.


Whether it’s a sketch, a sculpture, a photo or a painting, there are no wrong answers! With your art, the following rules must be applied:

  1. Art can be in any form and also can be produced in any medium.
  2. You should submit your art either digitally with high quality or send a scanned copy of your work.


When delivered well, speeches can educate, inspire and entertain. With your work, the following rules must be applied:

  1. The speech should not be longer than five minutes.
  2. Also, the speech should be no longer than  750 words.
  3. It can be written and delivered in any language.
  4. Participants should submit a recording of speech as well as a written copy. The written speech can be either typed or neatly handwritten.

Throughout history, music has been used to reflect on conflict. Songs are a great way to tell stories, remember those who were lost and warn future generations. With your work, the following rules must be applied:

  1. The song should be of a maximum of four minutes.
  2. You should send a recording of the song along with a typed or written in a neatly handwritten version of the lyrics.
  3. The lyrics can be of any language.


  • For the first place in each category:

Poetry: Poetry Workshop with Nik Perring

Art: Bespoke Art Pack

Speech: Bespoke Creative Writing Pack

Songwriting: Songwriting Workshop with Otto

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners: NSI NotebookAs a special prize from the Volksbund, four young people have the chance to participate in a two-week international youth camp in summer 2023. During the summer camps, young people from all over Europe deal with history and peacekeeping. They also support the preservation of the war gravesite and visit interesting places in the surrounding area.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline18 March,2022
Open toall nationalities; age group of (9-18)
OrganizerNever Such Innocence
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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