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2015 Rare Disease Day Art Contest

On the occasion of the Rare Disease Day, the Genodermatoses Network organizes an international art contest in order to raise awareness about rare skin disorders.

“Under your skin”

On the occasion of the 2015 Rare Disease Day, the Genodermatoses Network organizes an international art contest in order to raise awareness about rare skin disorders and to allow people to express their feelings about this issue in a different way. Hopefully, the drawings will be displayed on the different websites about rare diseases. The theme of the drawings should be “Under your skin”.

Eligibility

Everyone is eligible to enter without condition of nationality or age. Three categories of applications are possible according to age: 0-7 year; 7-12 year; 12 year and over. For underage persons, a parental authorisation is required.

Submission

One should submit his/her drawing

  • either by email assistant@fondation-r-touraine.org (JPEG format if possible)
  • or by regular mail : Fondation René Touraine, Hopital Saint Louis, Pavillon Bazin, 1 avenue Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris – France

Prizes

A first, second and third prize will be awarded for every category. The prizes will be sent by post to every winner. Prizes will be boxes of high quality colored pencils.

Timeline

  • January 30: art contest opens
  • February 28 (Midnight GMT time): art contest closes
  • March 15: prize winners announced on www.genodermatoses-network.org

Learn more about the Rare Disease Day

Congratulations to the winners of the art contest !

PNGWe are really pleased that so many people from 8 different countries participated in the Genodermatoses Network Drawing Contest. For a first edition, it was a success and we hope next year will bring more participants !

This contest was set up to raise awareness about rare skin disorders. The theme : under your skin inspired the participants in many different ways and showed the diversity of feelings when it comes to skin issues.

Congratulations to the 9 winners!

  • In the adult category

First prize

Second prize

Third prize

  • In the 7-12 category

First prize

Second prize

Third prize

  • In the 0-7 category

First prize

Second prize

Third prize

Jury members:

  • Johann Bauer, Head of the Department of Dermatology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzbourg & Past President of the Genodermatoses Network Scientifc Committee
  • Christine Bodemer, Head of the Department of Dermatology, Hôpital Necker - Enfants Malades & President of the Genodermatoses Network Scientifc Committee
  • John Dart, COO, DEBRA International
  • Maya El-Hachem, Head of the Department of Dermatology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Rome & President-elect of the Genodermatoses Network Scientifc Committee
  • Olivia Gross Khalifa, President of the AFDE, Ectodermal Dysplasia French Association
  • Françoise Séris, Scientific and Medical Relation Manager, Les Enfants de la Lune, the French XP Support Group
  • Geske Wehr, CEO, European Network for Icthyosis

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