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To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS this year, children from across Wales are invited to take part in a drawing competition.

First published:
27 April 2018
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

The competition is open to children in two age categories; children aged 7-9 and aged 10-11 in Wales. They are encouraged to think about how the NHS will look in the future, what medical innovations there may be and what they think will be important in healthcare.

The theme of the competition is: “What do you think the NHS in Wales will look like on its 100th birthday in 2048?” closing on 31 May 2018. A winner from each age group will be chosen to represent their local health board. 

The 14 winners will be invited to a service of thanksgiving to celebrate NHS70 at Llandaff Cathedral on 4 July 2018. 

To celebrate the anniversary, The Royal Mint will present the winners with an ‘N - NHS’ coin from The Great British Coin Hunt A to Z Collection.  Two overall winners, chosen by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething will also be invited to visit The Royal Mint Experience and have the opportunity to strike their own coins.

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething said:

“I’m pleased to announce that this competition is now open. It’s a fantastic way of making sure people of all ages can get involved in celebrating our fantastic NHS. 

“I look forward to seeing all the entries, which I’m sure, will be a demonstration of how creative and talented the children of Wales are. We could even come across future inventors and designers!”  

Further details of the competition, including and terms and conditions can be found on the NHS Health in Wales website (external link)