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GOT ART? International Contest – Oct 30 Deadline – for Those with ‘Rare Diseases’ (ME/CFS, FM, Lyme, Many More)

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The Kakkis EveryLife Foundation (www.kakkis.org) invites artists to participate in the first annual EveryLife Art Contest

Note: Entries presented for judging (no originals) must be received by 5 pm Pacific Time Oct 30, in the form of digital images (by e-mail), or prints of images no bigger than 8.5 x 11 inches (by mail). Limit 3 pieces per artist, with completed entry form to include brief entry statement.

PURPOSE: To empower artists affected by Rare Diseases to express their unique struggle with a rare disease.

For a list of Rare Diseases go to www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html.

PRIZES: Two Grand Prizes will be awarded in each age group. International entries are accepted.
Age Groups:
Children 5-11; $100 Visa Gift Card
Teens 12-17; $250 Visa Gift Card
Adults 18+; $500 Visa Gift Card

Each Grand Prize winner will also receive a Flip Video camera. Winners will use the Flip Video to record their story about being an artist affected by a rare disease. The artists’ video stories will be posted on the Kakkis EveryLife Foundations Website.

Awards for Outstanding Art: All contestants with works of outstanding art will receive $25 Visa Gift Card.

ELIGIBILITY: The EveryLife Art Competition is open to all artists affected by a Rare Disease ages 5 and older. Artists may have a Rare or Undiagnosed Disease or may be close friends, family members, or care takers of those with a Rare or Undiagnosed Disease. A Rare Disease is one that affects less than 200,000 people in the United State. Employees or Board Members of the Kakkis EveryLife Foundation or their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Work must be accompanied by an entry form, including a brief statement (250 words or less) offering insight into the artist's work and their experience as an artist with a rare disease. For Children 11 and under, the parent or guardian may submit statement.

Limit of 3 pieces of art may be submitted per artist.

All works submitted must be original artwork created exclusively by the entrant. The artist's name and art may be used in promotions, publications/electronic media or exhibitions carried out by the Kakkis EveryLife Foundation. A completed entry form warrants a participant’s work is his or her own creation and does not infringe upon other copyrighted works.

Size and Weight: Maximum height of work is 48 inches, maximum width is 72 inches and maximum weight, including framing is 50 lbs.

Two-dimensional artworks in the following media will be considered: paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic; drawings in pencil, pastels, pen and ink, etc.; traditional and digital photography and; printmaking, etchings, mixed media and digitally created works.

Submit Entries:
Via Mail:
KAKKIS EVERYLIFE FOUNDATION, 77 Digital Drive, Suite 210, Novato, CA 94949
Via E-Mail: info@kakkis.org
Via Website: www.kakkis.org
DEADLINE: Entries must be received by 5pm Pacific Time on Friday October 30, 2009.

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