Tallulah Pudney’s “The Blind Leading The Blind” artwork took the prize at the Never Such Innocence Poetry and Art Competition, set up to ensure children understand the great global sacrifices made during the First World War and to encourage young people to actively learn about their shared history and heritage.

Tallulah, 14, who studies at Brighton College, was presented with her winning certificate by Vice Chief of the Defence Staff General Gordon Messenger at a ceremony at the House of Lords this month.

The competition received some 1600 entries from all over the globe and the judging panel included renowned artists Charlie Barton, William Packer and Jessica Carlisle and well as two Chelsea Pensioners.

Tallulah said: “I was highly inspired by the painting ‘Gassed’ by John Singer Sargent which led me to interpret the aftermath of a Gas attack in the First World War. I created my work using a lino printing process which was popular amongst the German Expressionists who confronted the devastating experience of the First World War.”