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Little artists drawings call, Theme “Living with Aniridia”

Summer is officially here, and that means that kids will have lots of time to get out the paints, pencils, and crayons and become little artists. To encourage this creativity, Aniridia-Net COST Action is inviting children with aniridia or their friends or relations to draw something creative relating to their experience with aniridia. The winning drawings will be used in the design of 2021 calendars and their little authors will get a printed copy of it! We hope that through this initiative, children will be able to express their imagination and learn more about aniridia and the needs of our patients. Patients associations, ophthalmologist, researchers, teachers are encouraged to support and share this initiative among their networks.

Download the information and rules of the call => ESPAÑOL / ENGLISH  / ITALIANO  / FRANÇAIS

Drawing call
Thanks to Bernard Hermant for sharing this photo on Unsplash.

Wanted: Drawings or paintings expressing your experience with aniridia. Why is it that aniridia eyes are so special? In which way can aniridia can make your life different? Please provide a photo of your drawing as well as a short explanation of your artwork. You can use a mobile phone camera, but put the settings to a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Eligibility: Kids between 5 and 16 years old who have aniridia, or their friends or relations.

Closing date: 30th September 2020

Prize: If your drawing is among the winners it will be used in the design of 2021 calendars and you will get a printed copy of one. A printable version of the calendar will also be published in our website, as well as in social media.

Organizers and Judges: This competition is run by Aniridia-Net CA18116 COST Action and supported by COST Programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).  Winning drawings will be chosen for their artistry, originality and diversity. The judges of this call will be chosen among the members of our network.


1 – Follow @AniridiaNet on Twitter*

2 – “Like” the post on the @AniridiaNet Little Artists Drawings Call

3 – Publish a picture of your drawing and short description of your artwork inspired by your experience with aniridia on Twitter, including the artist’s name, age and country, using the hashtag #DrawAniridia and tagging @AniridiaNet

4 – Retweet the @AniridiaNet Little Artists Drawings Call.

* If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can also send your Drawing by email ( including a short description of your artwork, as well as the artist’s name, age and country.

= > Drawings must be shared through the Twitter account (or email) of the parent/guardian on behalf of the participating child. To be eligible, the Twitter account through which the entries are published MUST be set as ‘Public’ so that they are visible to the organizer.

Important note: Entries require parental or guardian consent for the publication of the drawing, its description as well as the child’s name, age and country of origin. This information will be published for the purpose of creating awareness for aniridia,  in the calendar or any other type of dissemination material, as well as in the organizer’s website/social media profiles. Submission of the drawing constitutes the consent for publication.

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