Life in Colour

Art Competition opens 1st of July and closes on the 19th of September 

All mediums of artwork welcome

Do you identify as have a learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and or dyspraxia) then we want to showcase your life in colour? 

The Dear Dyslexic Foundation uses storytelling to raise awareness of dyslexia and other learning disabilities through our podcasts, videos and blogs. Now we are using art to help us share stories and express ourselves! We are excited to announce our 2nd Faces of Dyslexia National Art Competition. This year's theme is Your Life in Colour. We want you to press yourself and what your life looks like as someone with a learning disability.  All mediums of artwork and creative self-expression are welcome including:

  • selfie
  • photo
  • abstract
  • drawing
  • watercolour
  • collage
  • 2D or 3D whatever expresses you, your life and your dyslexia

Why do we want you to express yourself and share your story??

Well we know that people with dyslexia have many personal strengths, however, research has shown that in spite of these strengths, those with dyslexia can face:

  • Higher rates of anxiety and depression
  • are 46% more likely to attempt suicide compared to the general population
  • Up to 40% of incarcerated people have been identified as dyslexic

The Purpose of the Competition

The purpose of the art competition is to raise awareness of the unique, varied and lives of dyslexia. The competition will also help raise vital funds to help cover the operational costs of the Foundation in delivering its work. These funds will be used to continue the Foundation's commitment to raising awareness of dyslexia through direct action and education and supporting those with dyslexia to recognise and celebrate their strengths.

The Foundation also gives young people and adults a platform to share their lived experience of dyslexia and other learning disabilities. We use storytelling, via a blog, to give people a voice, empowering young people and adults with dyslexia to reach their full potential.  

So be part of this exciting movement and share your life in colour.

Further details to come....