Art Competition

Get creative for World MS Day!

Take part in an international art competition for MS. 🎨

Express yourself

Every art medium is welcome – from painting to photography, illustration, sculpture and beyond! Submissions must be sent as a digital image for a chance to feature in our virtual World MS Day gallery.

What is the theme?

The competition is based on the theme ‘Connections’. The MS Connections campaign is all about community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care. Express your experiences of MS and the connections that matter most to you. You may submit a new or existing piece of art work, as long as it fits the theme ‘MS Connections’.

Who can enter?

The art competition is open to all people living with, and affected by MS. Submissions from any location are welcome. Artists must be over the age of 18 to submit.  There is no cost to enter or be shortlisted.

Competition prizes

  • Submissions will feature in a virtual World MS Day gallery
  • Shortlisted artists will receive a World MS Day certificate
  • Three winners will receive a World MS Day trophy!

Key dates

Entries are open now

Entries close: Monday 15 May

Judging criteria

We are working with MS organisations to gather an international panel of judges made up of artists affected by MS. The panel will help us shortlist 10 art pieces and select the winners. Three lucky winners will be announced on World MS Day, 30 May, and each receive a World MS Day trophy. 

The artworks will be judged on:

  • Relevance – How does the art piece explore and link to the campaign theme. 
  • Originality – How is the art piece imaginative, different or unique.  
  • Artistry – How does the art piece use creativity and technique to express meaning.  

Take part

Use the form below to submit an art piece for the competition. All participants must agree to the Art Competition Terms and Conditions to enter.

All entries must be submitted as a digital image.  A high resolution image of your artwork will be accepted in the following formats: JPEG, PNG. The file must not exceed 20MB. An entry submitted in any other format will not be accepted.

Only submit work originally created by you. Each individual can enter the competition once with up to three pieces if sharing a series. The pieces will be judged as one submission.

If you are sharing a photograph featuring an individual other than yourself, please include written permission from them.

Keep a look out as we’ll be putting your art out on our social channels (@worldmsday) in the coming weeks.

Share your artwork to your social channels using the hashtags #WorldMSDayArt #MSConnections #WorldMSDay, tag us at @WorldMSDay, and encourage others to take part.

Let’s get creative!