October 9, 2018
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking innovative ways to communicate with others to educate people about rare diseases through social media or art. The goal of the Challenge, which is being led by NCATS’ Office of Rare Diseases Research, is threefold:
First, to raise awareness for all rare diseases in a collective manner. Second, it is intended to bring attention to the many people with rare diseases. Finally, it is to highlight the need for research and the development of new treatments.
In addition to cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, the 1st place winner(s) will be invited to NIH to present the winning entry at the Rare Disease Day at NIH event (February 2019); all winners and 10 honorable mentions will be posted on the NCATS public website.
Submission Period: September 30, 2018 – October 28, 2018
Judging Period: November 12, 2018 – November 26, 2018
Winners Announced: December 2018
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