Welcome to Create! Art for Autism 2013
Create! Art for Autism 2013 will be launched on Tuesday 23rd April at a Parliamentary reception in London, hosted by Alun Cairns MP for the Vale of Glamorgan.
In its third year, the competition continues to attract high profile judges. The judging panel for the 2013 Competition will include Jane Asher, actress and author; Alun Cairns MP, Darren Jackson, Director of Education at Ludlow Orbis Group; Hugh Morgan, Chief Executive of Autism Cymru and Brendan Burns, twice winner of the National Eisteddfod Gold Medal in Fine Art and Lecturer at The University of Glamorgan.
Create! Art for Autism 2013 is open to all young people aged 11-25 years who are formally diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) including Asperger's Syndrome. The competition aims to dispel the myth that people with autism cannot be creative and to show that art can significantly improve their quality of life, facilitating experiential-based learning and instilling life-long skills.
Young people with an ASC from around the UK are invited to enter the FIVE main categories: 2D Art, 3D Art, Digital Photography, Digital Animation and Poetry.
Finalists of the competition will be invited to attend a high profile awards ceremony in Cardiff, on Friday 19th July, to celebrate the creativity of the contestants, where the final winners of each category will be announced.
The finalists' artwork will then be displayed on the Create! Art for Autism website and form part of the launch celebrations for the Competition in 2014.
Entries to the competition can be submitted from April 15th until the closing date of June 16th. Finalists will then be announced on July 1st and the awards ceremony will take place on July 19th. Submit the entry form online together with a digital photograph of your piece of art if you are entering in the 2D, 3D or Digital Photography, for the Poetry Category send a Word document. To submit an entry for the Digital Animation Category submit the entry form by post together with a DVD of your piece of art.
There are great prizes up for grabs - from digital cameras to video cameras to art supplies - and don't forget that both the winning individual and school get a prize!
You can keep up to date with all of our latest news by following us on Twitter @create_a4a or joining our Facebook Page - Create! Art For Autism.
For some inspiration why not take a look at our Create! Art for Autism 2012 Video, that will take you on a journey from the 2012 Competition Launch at the Houses of Common in London, through to the Awards Ceremony held at Beechwood College, attended by the extremely talented finalists and Celebrity Judges, including Gaby Roslin.