Subject:2018 Rare Artist Contest Now Accepting Entries
Date: 05/06/2018
Time: 05:29 PM

The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is excited to announce that the tenth annual Rare Artist contest is Now open for submissions. This contest, which celebrates the unique talents of the rare disease community, is open to rare disease patients, family members, friends, caregivers and medical professionals. 

Changes from past contests are as follows:

  • Entrants may now submit TWO entries in one of the four categories. Entrants may only win one award in their chosen category.
  • We have upgraded our system this year to ensure votes are tabulated accurately. Each vote is now logged to the user’s account, so we can track voting and ensure all numbers are accurate.

The contest will accept entries through October 19th, and visitors to the Facebook gallery can vote for their favorites once every ten days through October 26th. Two awards will be given in each category: one to the entry receiving the most votes on Facebook, and the other selected by a panel of rare disease community leaders. Award recipients in each of the four categories will receive the following prizes:

Children (4-11): $100 gift card

Teens (12-18): $250 gift card

Adults (19+): $500 gift card

Adults (19+) - Photography/Digital Art: $500 gift card

Award recipients will have their work displayed during Rare Disease Week on Capital Hill at the Rare Artist reception in Washington, DC on February 27th, 2019. Artists with works chosen for this reception will be eligible for travel stipends to provide the opportunity to see their work displayed on Capitol Hill.  

For additional information including the governing rules, please visit the contest rules page. If you have questions about the contest, please email the contest curator, Grant Kerber, at