2009 Expressions of Courage® Art Contest for People with Epilepsy Now Accepting Entries
Expressions of Courage® is a national art contest for people with epilepsy. The contest showcases the talent and inspiration of people across the country living with the condition.
Ortho-McNeil Neurologics®, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation, invites people diagnosed with epilepsy of all ages to share their artwork in this year’s contest. The contest will be open for entries from May 11, 2009 through August 28, 2009. A panel of epilepsy advocates, art industry representatives and healthcare experts will serve as contest judges and will announce the winning artwork in November. Entries are judged based on creativity and the ability to bring to life the experiences of living with epilepsy.
Artwork may be created in ink, pencil, crayon, paint or a combination of these materials and must be on paper or board no larger than 8 ½ by 11 inches. Contest entries will be categorized into three age groups: children ages 12 years old and younger; teens age 13 to 17; and adults 18 years of age and older. Multiple submissions will be accepted.
Winners will be highlighted on the Expressions of Courage® Web site. A few winning pieces will also be chosen by curators from the Society for the Arts in Healthcare for display in a traveling art exhibition comprising more than 20 winning entries from contests in the past. Please send original artwork and a completed entry form to:
To download the Expressions of Courage® entry form and review the rules and regulations,click here, or call the Contest Help Line at 800-224-4935 with questions.
Expressions of Courage® is a program developed and funded byOrtho-McNeil Neurologics®, in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation. The information in this post was taken from Expressions of Courage website where you can find more information regarding this project.