Create! Art for Autism 2013 was launched on Tuesday 23rd April at a Parliamentary reception in London, hosted by Alun Cairns MP for the Vale of Glamorgan.
In its third year, the competition continued to attract high profile judges. The judging panel for the 2013 Competition comprised of Alun Cairns MP, Darren Jackson, Director of Education at Beechwood College, Hugh Morgan, Chief Executive of Autism Cymru and Brendan Burns, twice winner of the National Eisteddfod Gold Medal in Fine Art and Lecturer at The University of Glamorgan.
Create! Art for Autism 2013 was open to all young people aged 11-25 years who are formally diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) including Asperger's Syndrome. The competition continues to aim to dispel the myth that people with autism cannot be creative and to show that art can significantly improve their quality of life, facilitating experiential-based learning and instilling life-long skills.
Young people with an ASC from around the UK were invited to enter the FIVE main categories: 2D Art, 3D Art, Digital Photography, Digital Animation and Poetry.
Finalists of the competition were invited to attend a high profile awards ceremony in Cardiff, on Friday 19th July, to celebrate the creativity of the contestants, where the final winners of each category were announced. Click here to see this year's winners!
Examples of the 810 entries received in 2013 can be found here.