Global Creative Art Competition 2023

Prizes, Terms & Conditions

This year’s theme is Fantasy & Fairy Tales

The competition had many fans and supporters and one of which was Silence Therapeutics PLC (a pharmaceutical company who is currently conducting clinical trials in thalassaemia) offered to sponsor the event.

Last year, there were 747 entries submitted from 49 countries.

Why did we choose this theme?

We learn from the characters in stories, even as adults. They help us because we connect to our own lives, dreams, anxieties, and consider what we would do in their shoes. Not only do they help us all to learn how to navigate life and build emotional resilience, it also crosses cultures and unites us all on a global level.

Most importantly fantasy and fairy tales give us all hope especially during some of our darkest times.

Are you ready to take a step into the world of magic? Let you imagination be your guide!

Who is eligible to enter?

The competition is open to all children and adults throughout the world. Parents/ Guardian consent will be needed for children under 16. You must agree to the terms and conditions to enter.

What do I need to submit?

    1. Title of your piece
    2. Upload your work Your creative response on the theme of “Fantasy and Fairy Tales”. This could be a painting, drawing, illustration, graphic art, comics, or similar.

Images/graphics must be in .jpg, gif or .png format only– Maximum file size: 5mb

    1. Please note that you/your child can only submit your/their own work that has been created especially for this competition.

This means that you cannot submit creative work that has been or will be used in any other competition.

When does the competition begin?

The competition begins on 13th February 2023 at 9.00am (GMT).

When is the deadline for submission?

The competition will close on 14th May 2023 at 23.59pm (BST).

When will the winners be announced?

The competition winners will be announced on Wednesday 14th June 2023 (world blood donor day) via our website and social media channels. Twitter and Instagram- @teamukts and Facebook (United Kingdom Thalassaemia Society).

Should you win, you will not be required to attend in person. You will be contacted by a member of our team who will help to ensure you receive your prize!

Ps: if blood donation or finding out about thalassaemia is one of your passions – we will accept this too!

Are you ready to create a masterpiece?

There are 5 age groups! (3-5, 6-9, 10-12, 13-16 and 17+) and 15 prizes to be to be won in total!

There will also be trustee prizes awarded based on skill and not popularity. The number of these prizes awarded will be decided by the trustees after viewing all the entries that meet competition’s criteria.

Age Categories (Years)

  • 3 to 5 years
  • 6 to 9 years
  • 10 to 12 years
  • 13 to 16 years
  • 17+

Prizes for each age group

  • 1st prize £150
  • 2nd prize £75
  • 3rd prize £50

*Or equivalent in other currencies*

What are the terms and conditions of entry?

Read the full terms and conditions of entry.

If you have any questions contact us: art@ukts.org

Enter by  23:59 on Sunday 14th May 2023 for a chance to win!


The UKTS 2023 Art Competition is sponsored by:

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