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Design an infographic. tell a story.

100 years ago on November 11th, the armistice was signed, bringing the First World War to a close. We invite you to take up the challenge of remembering the conflict in a completely new way. Join students from across the country telling the story of the war using infographics.

We challenge you to translate what you've learned into a beautiful infographic. To take numbers and statistics, and make them visual, relatable, understandable, more human. You'll learn something new about the war, be it the human cost, the food our troops ate, or how animals played vital roles on the front lines. It's a challenge that will test your research, analytical and design skills. Be bold, ambitious, and try something totally new.

We invite all students (aged 5 - 25) to get creative. Design an infographic of World War 1 on your iPad or Mac and submit your design as part of our national WW1 infographic challenge. There are prizes for the best submission in each age group and we are co-ordinating a public exhibition and published book showing the best designs.

Illuminate the war with infographics

Use a Mac or iPad

Pick from 6 categories

Digital submission

Why not coordinate a classroom activity where every student can research and explore World War 1. We’d love to hear how your school is meeting the challenge and you can get support from our Leading Apple Distinguished Educator.

Open to everyone, we encourage parents and grandparents to support young learners in their family. iPad offer a fantastic opportunity for independent learning – and we want to support this development. Register as a parent or guardian and we’ll send you updates and advice on how best to support student learning.

We’d love to collaborate. If you are a representative from DofE, LEA, the armed forces, Help for Heroes, a museum curator or author who wants to join forces and help students learn more about WW1, then get in touch.

Open to primary, secondary, FE/HE students.Free to enter.

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DEADLINE: 9th November

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Your questions answered by historian Andy Robertshaw

14 videos were made available to participants

Heroic pigeons, foul food, restless artillery. Pick one or more categories to base your infographic on. Click the links below to get started.



What did troops eat in the trenches? How did the food get to them?


Were there any medical breakthroughs? How many lives could they have saved?


How were animals used on the front lines? What kind of technology eventually replaced them?


How were Zeppelins used throughout the first world war?


Artillery shell


How was artillery used during the war? When was it most devastating?
Trench spade


How many miles of trenches were constructed?

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(and what makes a great one!)

Infographics may be based on pie charts, bar graphs, dot matrix, and tables (to name a few) but with these important differences.


Makes very large numbers and objects easier to grasp

(like the size of planets in the solar system or the number of stars in a galaxy)

Makes data more user friendly.


Condenses a lot of information onto one (sometimes one very big) page.


Can make data easier to understand through rich visuals.


Uses design principles such as colour, shape and proportion to bring numbers to life.

it's a spade

Tells the viewer what the subject of the data is immediately.

...the list is endless! How many more can you think of?

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Some great infographic resources

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