Art Competition

The theme for HFQ’s “Bleeding Heart” Art Competition is ‘A life affected by bleeding disorders’, so this could take you anywhere from your own experiences, to how you think other people see bleeding disorders, or what you want people to know about living with bleeding disorders!

“Bleeding Heart” runs in parallel with Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week in October 2018. It’s open to all people affected by bleeding disorders. Young people up to the age of 26 are especially welcome to contribute and there are a prizes for several age groups and category types.

There are two main categories: 2D Art and Digital Photography. As long as your artwork has some connection to bleeding disorders and what they mean to you or the impact they have on your life, you can enter the competition.

The complete rules are posted here and the judges are open to ideas that inspire you or messages you’d like others to know about a life affected by a bleeding disorder. All entries must be accompanied by the Entry Form. Where possible all winning entries will be publicly displayed during Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders awareness week in October.

“Bleeding Heart” is open to everyone and in addition to the open section, there special categories for young people up to 25 (the categories are: under 5, 5-11, 12– 17 and 18-25 years who are formally diagnosed with a bleeding disorder or have a family member with a bleeding disorder.
For all entries, the judges will be looking for the overall look and impact, as well as the effort and execution/construction and the meaning you want it to convey.

The competition will close on Friday 28th September and winners will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony during Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week.

Category Definitions

  • 2D Art - e.g., painting; printmaking; drawing; illustration; textiles; collage. Maximum size of 90cm x 90cm and must not project off the surface more than 2.5cm.
  • Digital Photography - digital photography or digitally generated graphics, file size must not exceed 5MB. Short film or animation with a maximum duration of 2 minutes will also be accepted

The competition is open to everyone but individuals who have formally identified their connection to the bleeding disorders community in Queensland may receive special mentions. This could be a person with a bleeding disorder or someone with a family or other connection to a person with a bleeding disorder.

An individual can enter the competition with up to three (3) artworks if they wish and all entries will be celebrated and receive a 'Certificate of Creativity'.

Each individual entering the 2018 competition agrees to abide by the rules of the competition.

Our thanks to Brett Williams for the use of his art work to illustrate this article.