Drawing competition: 1st prize £100; 2nd prize £50; 3rd prize £25!

April 27, 2020

What does it feel like to be living with invisible illness during the coronavirus lockdown? Is it positive, negative, or perhaps a mixture of both?

Submit your drawings by 6pm on Friday 12 June to our online galleries under the theme ‘Living in lockdown – Competition’.

Prizes will be awarded for the drawings that convey the experience of living in lockdown with an invisible health condition most vividly or originally: 1st prize £100; 2nd prize £50; 3rd prize £25 (online shopping vouchers).

The competition will be judged by an expert panel of three artists who have all produced stunning images of their own health conditions:

  • Paula Knight is an author, former illustrator and comics creator. Her graphic autobiography The Facts of Life, Myriad 2017, is about her experience of infertility and M.E. It was shortlisted for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition in 2012. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and is also the author of three picture books. Twitter: @Paula_JKnight; Instagram: @paulajkstudio
  • John Miers is a lecturer in illustration at Kingston School of Art. He’s currently working on a graphic memoir about his experience of living with multiple sclerosis. The first stage of this project was completed as part of a postdoctoral residency at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, and the next chapter will be appearing the journal Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. Twitter: @johnmiers; Instagram: @drjohnmiers
  • Tony Pickering is an illustrator, comics creator and artist with a particular interest in the psychology of the urban and natural environment, and the science of medicine. In Diabetes: Year One, he combines poetry and illustration to convey the experience of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and becoming a patient; Twitter: @mrpickers; Instagram: @t_pickering