RETINOBLASTOMA

a sight and life-threatening eye cancer

Your artistic talent can help children with eye cancer

Having cancer is highly distressing and can be devastating not only for the patient, but the entire family. It causes huge physiological and psychological trauma, more so when it happens to a child.  

L V Prasad Eye Institute, in association with Shantiniketan Kala Bhavan Praktoni, invites artists from across the globe to use the power of their artistic talent to create awareness about one of the most common childhood Eye Cancers – Retinoblastoma, and thus become a catalyst in healing through art. Anyone can participate – professional, amateur, budding artist or those who pursue art as a hobby. 

Please submit your artwork by 15 July 2021

RETINOBLASTOMA

a sight and life-threatening eye cancer

Having cancer is highly distressing and can be devastating not only for the patient, but the entire family. It causes huge physiological and psychological trauma, more so when it happens to a child.  

L V Prasad Eye Institute, in association with Shantiniketan Kala Bhavan Praktoni, invites artists from across the globe to use the power of their artistic talent to create awareness about one of the most common childhood Eye Cancers – Retinoblastoma, and thus become a catalyst in healing through art. Anyone can participate – professional, amateur, budding artist or those who pursue art as a hobby. 

Please submit your artwork by 15 July 2021

An initiative to create awareness about Retinoblastoma in children

How can you participate? 

 Create a piece of art on the theme explained below and share it with us.

  • Please refer to the submission guidelines 
  • The best of the work will be displayed at the unique ‘Retinoblastoma Museum’ at L V Prasad Eye Institute’s Vijayawada campus in Andhra Pradesh, India, and will help in educating and creating awareness about this disease
  • It will also inspire, motivate and heal retinoblastoma patients who visit the institute for treatment
  • The entries will also be displayed in an online virtual exhibition with due recognition to the artist

Theme

  • ’Art’ in any form is a very powerful medium of expression and appeals to the mind, body and soul
  • The child having retinoblastoma and his/her family experience varied emotions right from the time of the diagnosis of retinoblastoma, during the course of the treatment and then on the path of recovery – fear, sorrow, pain, uncertainty, resilience, grit, perseverance, consistency, courage, determination, support, joy, victory, etc
  • The artwork that you create should depict these emotions or the symptoms to watch for (white reflex, squint, red eye, big eye, small eye etc) and the importance of early diagnosis

Submission Guidelines  

  • Anyone from any age group (schools students to adults) can participate
  • You can submit more than one artwork
  • All artistic medium (two dimensional or three dimensional) like painting (crayon, pencil, pastel, water color, oil colour, ink drawing, murals, 3D painting) on paper or canvas, sculpture (using any medium like stone, cement, plaster, metal, glass, wood etc), collage, origami on the theme of retinoblastoma will be accepted
  • All artwork must be previously unpublished and original work
  • Click a high resolution picture of your artwork (minimum resolution: 256MB) and share (hyperlinked to the submission form) with us in JPEG format

Along with the artwork, you also need to share the following:

  • Title of the artwork
  • Description write-up of the artwork (maximum 150 words)
  • Your brief profile write-up (maximum 150 words)
  • Upload your high resolution profile picture
  • Fill all the mandatory fields in the submission form

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