Entries open for Dawn Jones Art Prize – 22/06/12

Service users and carers who have experience of mental ill-health are invited to submit art work into the Dawn Jones Competition.

The competition was created by Dawn’s mother after Dawn’s long battle with mental health problems which led her to taking her own life. With the support of Walsall SUE, the project now runs every year to commemorate Dawn’s talents in poetry and art. 

Entries can be made by anyone who has personal experience of mental health problems either as a service user, family, carer or partner or friend, is 18 years old or over and lives in the Walsall Borough.

Any sort of art work can be entered as long as it can be hung on a wall and mounted in a frame. The work should be between A50 and A5 in size, a newly created work that has not been previously submitted to another competition and is labelled with the artist’s name, contact information, title and category. Entrants should include a short written piece explaining how mental illness has affected them and how art helps to improve their life.

This year there are two categories available to enter – a) what I enjoy in life and b) what I hope for. Entrants may enter up to 3 pieces of work to the competition. To enter, please take your work to Walsall SUE, Unit 1 Talisman House, Bath Street, Walsall, WS1 3BX before Friday 19th October 2012.

Entries will be photographed and exhibited online on the Walsall SUE Facebook page. The winner of each category will receive £50 worth of prize money and winners will be announced at a presentation on 14th November 2012 at The Crossing, St Pauls, Walsall.

For any further information please contact 01922 644983