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Bringing your creations to life

Be part of this special project for Veterans, where we are bringing together your creations to form a both virtual exhibition and a printed full-colour book.

If you are a veteran or the family or carer of a veteran, then this is just the activity for you!  (A veteran is someone who has provided at least one day of service, for example National Service, RAF, Army, Navy, TA along with Merchant Navy).

What are we looking for?

  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Sculptures or crafts
  • Photography
  • Short stories/poetry/creative non-fiction
  • Audio
  • Film 

Submissions (including creative writing) need to be accompanied by a short description of up to 150 words explaining how your work came about during the pandemic and/or how the pandemic has affected you. These short explanations will be included in the exhibition and the book.

The work can reflect any aspect of your life during lockdown. It could be that you have found more time for your art or craft work, or it may be that you have discovered/rediscovered these interests. You could film yourself picking your first ever home-grown radishes, photograph a loved one through a window, draw a family member, an audio story recorded for children, a poem or a song.

For further inspiration take a look at the Age UK Lancashire exhibition, “Art of Isolation” at:



Work can be submitted in the following media:

  • Photographs/Photographs of artwork Up to 6 (minimum file size:1.5 MG):
  • Poems: Up to 6
  • Creative Writing: Up to 1,000 words
  • Audio recordings: up to 3 mins recording time
  • Film: up to 3 mins recording time

Accompanying explanation/description: Up to 150 words.

How to send in your creations?

Submissions can be made by email to: and typing Veterans Art of Isolation in the subject line.

On Twitter by tagging @AgeUKLancashire and using #veteransAOI #VAOI

If you need to post your creations, then please contact us on 0300 303 1234

Please note: No submissions will be accepted after the deadline of Sunday 31st January.