Epilepsy Day Art Competition

To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2020, we held an international art competition, for all ages, with the theme ‘Friendship and Inclusion’.

There were three categories – under 8 years of age (age as of 31st December 2019); between 8 years and 15 years of age (ages as of 31st December 2019) and 16 years of age and older (age as of on 31st December 2019). The competition was open to everyone!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who took part in the competition this year.
The judges had a difficult job as there were so many wonderful entries. Epilepsy has truly been put in the picture through the participants’ creative talents. These artworks tell of the personal experience of epilepsy through visual language, allowing the viewer the gain a greater insight to both the artist’s world and the condition.

You can use the links on the right to view all entries to our competition, and view the winning entries below!

Over 16 Years Gallery
8 – 15 Years Gallery
Under 8 Years Gallery

Over 16s Winners:

1st Prize – US$250:

‘Heart of service’
Aja Mills, United States

Runner-up – US$100:

‘True friendship, love and belongingness come when the need for the same is vital’
A A R Nethmi Adhikari, Sri Lanka

Runner-up – US$100:

‘A place of peace’
Rebecka Lamb, United States

Runner-up – US$100:

‘Big Love’
Justin Mogler, Australia

Runner-up – US$100:

‘We Belong to Each Other, Both Heart and Mind’
Ramilita Galeos Sacerdoti, Philippines

Age 8 – 15 Winners:

1st Prize – US$250:

‘Love what we have’
Chi Tin Cheng (11), Hong Kong

Runner-up – US$100:

‘Friends in need… extending hands of empathy’
D M T V Dissanayake (11), Sri Lanka

Runner-up – US$100:

‘Friendship and inclusion’
Indunadee Dewdunya Thennakoon (9), Sri Lanka

Runner-up – US$100:

‘IED Art Competition Entry’
Kiara Higginson (13), Australia

Runner-up – US$100:

‘International Friends’
Kothari Dikshita (14), India

Under 8s Winners:

1st Prize – US$250:

‘Friendship Rainbows’
Samuel Correia (7), Portugal

Runner-up – US$100:

‘Friendship and Inclusion’
Wong Tsz Yat Davis (3), Hong Kong

Runner-up – US$100:

‘Friendship and Inclusion’
Hirunodi Sawindya Thennakoon (7), Sri Lanka

Runner-up – US$100:

‘Art and epilepsy’
Sunjoy Chanel So (6), Philippines

Runner-up – US$100:

‘We are friends forever, no matter what.’
P B Lavindu Kithnuka (7), Sri Lanka