This competition is now closed. A big THANK YOU to all the participants throughout the UK, and congratulations to our winners! See the pictures of the Prize Ceremony on Facebook.
Pen Platoon Category
- The winner is Yann Adjei, age 7, from Ecole Marie d’Orliac, for The Sweet Life. He won 2 Eurostar tickets to Paris and books from the festival’s guest artists.
- Antoine Vanpoperinghe and Adelaïde Boucher-Ferté, age 9, from Ecole de Wix, win the Special Prize for Inspirational Outreach Across Generations with I, Georges, in 1914. They won a print from Jim Kay and books from the festival’s guest artists.
- Charles Beaufour, age 7, from St Nicholas Preparatory School, wins the Special Prize for Poetic Imagery with George and his friend Albert. He won books and posters from the festival’s guest artists.
- The Special Prize for the Best Cover was awarded to the pupils in Years 4 and 5 at Reedham Park School for Centenary of the First World War. They won a Paddington workshop and books from the festival’s guest artists.
- Victor Ghose, age 7 ½, from Eaton Square School, wins the Special Prize for Graphics and Rhyme with My name is Maxwell. He won books and posters from the festival’s guest artists.
Sketch Squadron Category
- The winner is Iris Bertrand, age 13, from Lycée Charles de Gaulle, with Blackout. She won 2 Eurostar tickets to Paris.
- The Special Prize for Narrative Tension was awarded to Wix Primary School pupils aged 9 and 10, for My Life 100 Years Ago. They won a visit to the Imperial War Museum.
- The Special Prize for Original Time Travel was awarded to Swiss Cottage School pupils aged 12 and 13, for Back to 1914. They won a set of OKIDO Magazines and books from the festival’s guest artists.
- Maria Sigrid Remme, age 13, from North London Collegiate School, was awarded the Special Prize for Narrative Quality with My Life One Hundred Years Ago. She won books and posters from the festival’s guest artists.
More information on our collaboration with the First World War Centenary Partnership:
The French Institute is working with the First World War Centenary Partnership, a growing network of over 3,000 not-for-profit organisations from over 50 countries.
Led by IWM (Imperial War Museums), the Partnership is marking the First World War Centenary (2014-2018) and is enabling communities and individuals of all ages to come together to commemorate, remember and reflect. Visit www.1914.org to find out more and take part in the global commemorations.
“I am delighted we are participating in the nationwide picture book competition “My Life 100 Years Ago” and I am looking forward to reviewing the entries and enjoying the creativity and imagination of the young talents.”
Gina Koutsika, Head of National & International Programmes & Projects