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Visual Arts Contest
Rules and Regulations
Students residing and studying in the U.S. in grades 3-12 are eligible to enter the NeuroART Contest.
Online registration can be completed here.
All entries must be received by 11:59PM PST on March 14th, 2021. Students are encouraged to complete and upload their submission well in advance.
Only one entry per student is permitted.
Entries must be submitted within one of the two categories:
The theme of the contest is neuroscience and the nervous system. All artwork should relate to this theme.
All work must fit within the boundaries of an 8.5″ x 11″ page.
Submissions may be created using the visual art medium of choice (e.g., drawings, paintings, photography), provided the submission can be scanned/photographed and uploaded via the submission portal.
Artwork should not contain any personal information about the participant. Students should not include their name, age, or grade on the artwork. Any work that contains personal information as part of the submission is subject to disqualification.
All submissions should be titled and may be accompanied by an artistic statement by the student (100 words max) that describes how their work relates to neuroscience.
In 50-100 words, students should describe their work and how it relates to neuroscience or the nervous system.
Submissions will be judged based on scientific accuracy and artistic creativity by a panel of Nurturing Neurons’ volunteers and experts in the field. All judge decisions are final.
The top three winners will be selected in each category. Results will be announced via email and published on the Nurturing Neurons website.
Winners agree to allow Nurturing Neurons and its affiliates to publish their name and artwork in any media, including online.
Other specific prizes are to be determined and will be announced at a later date. Prizes cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash. All prizes are subject to change without notice.
There is NO registration or entry fee to participate in the NeuroART Visual Art Contest. This contest is open and offered at no cost to all eligible students. The NeuroART Visual Art Contest is an educational and fundraising initiative by the Nurturing Neurons Guild to support the Neuromuscular Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Participants, family, and friends are invited to make a donation to Nurturing Neurons here.
Donations have no bearing on participation, judging, or the outcome of the contest.
All work submitted must be the original work of the student.
By submitting work to the NeuroART contest, students agree that the work created was their original work based on their own ideas, and was not copied from any other person, business, school, or organization.
Any work that infringes intellectual property rights will be disqualified.
By participating in the NeuroART contest and submitting an entry, participants and their parents or legal guardians grant Nurturing Neurons and its affiliates a license to use, copy, change, display, reproduce, publish, publicly perform, distribute, exhibit, or add to submitted work in any media, including online.
All participants and their parents or legal guardians grant Nurturing Neurons and its affiliates the permission to collect and publish participant’s artwork, name, grade, and other requested information in any media including online media.
This license is perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, and non-exclusive (with the right to sublicense).
A parent or guardian must review the official rules and sign the registration and entry form.
Signature of the student and parent and submission of an entry into the NeuroART Virtual Art Contest constitutes acceptance of all rules, guidelines, and conditions.
Nurturing Neurons reserves the right to disqualify any submission for any reason.
Nurturing Neurons and its affiliates, any sponsors of the program and awards, or any of their respective employees, agents or representatives shall not have any obligation or liability whatsoever related to participation in the NeuroART Visual Arts Contest whether the cause is a mistake or is a result of such person’s or entity’s willful or reckless misconduct.