Welcome to Create! Art for Autism


Create! Art for Autism promises to be bigger and better than ever before with entries already stacking up for 2015!

Create! continues to attract high profile judges and supporters, including Jane Asher, actress and author;  Aaron Yorke, singer and songwriter; Alun Cairns MP;  Darren Jackson, Director of Beechwood College; Anna Kennedy OBE, founder of Autism’s Got Talent; artist and lecturer at the University of South Wales Neil Burridge; educationalist and art examiner for the Welsh Joint Education Committee Steve Knapik MBE; arts editor of Bonhams Magazine Lucinda Bredin; and Michael Shaw of the Times Educational Supplement.

In 2014 the finalists were invited to attend an Awards Day at Beechwood College on July 18th, where their creativity was celebrated and winners were announced. The day was a great success with over 150 guests in attendance. Create! judge and singer/songwriter Aaron Yorke entertained the audience with an acoustic performance of the theme song he wrote for Create!. The winner of each category was awarded a Kindle Fire HD and a Create! artbox for their school or organisation, full of art materials, including Stop Motion Pro, and a guide to digital photography.

To take a look at last year’s winners click here.

Create! Art for Autism launched on Monday 13th April 2015 and 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.  The competiton will close on Friday 12th June and winners will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at Beechwood College on Friday 17th July.

Young people with an ASC are invited to enter the FIVE main categories: 2D Art, 3D Art, Digital Photography, Digital Animation and Poetry.

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