Art Contest for World Hepatitis Day Vancouver 2017 deadline 7/21
July 8, 2017 · 12:01 am -
July 21, 2017 · 11:59 pm
611 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1H2, Canada
WORLD HEPATITIS DAY ART CONTEST
The BC Centre for Excellence (BC-CfE) is excited to launch an art contest to mark World Hepatitis Day on July 28th 2017. With this contest we hope to raise awareness about hepatitis C virus (HCV).
THE ARTWORK should raise awareness about HCV. They will be judged on their ability to be used widely. Various sizes of artwork will be accepted up to 40 X40.
The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is:
“Know your Status, Get tested - Learn your options”
THE 3 CATEGORIES: The artwork will be judged on information given in the following three categories:
• HCV re-infection
• New treatments exist, and they are easy to administer!
• Dispelling the myths about HCV
JUDGING & PRIZES: Artwork will be judged on the accuracy of information and the effectiveness of the message.
Winners will be selected from the three categories (above) and each winner will receive $100. The winning artwork will be posted on the BC-CfE website and displayed in the 625 Powell Street Clinic. If there are not enough entries in a specific category, that category will be eliminated.
CONTEST RULES: The purpose of artwork will be to raise awareness about World Hepatitis Day and HCV in Canada. Once an artwork is submitted, you give BC-CfE the permission to use it in future brochures and other materials for educational purposes. The BC-CfE will never edit the content of the artwork, and your artwork will remain as you submitted it.
If the contestant would like to remain anonymous, they do not need to include their name directly on the artwork. Contact information can be submitted on a separate piece of paper.
ORIGINALITY: All work must be original. We will not accept work that has been taken from other places.
HOW TO ENTER: Please fill out the consent form and attach it to your submission. Artwork will not be returned. Contest closes Friday July 21st 2017 and the winners will be announced on July 27th 2017 at the Carnegie Center World Hepatitis Day event. Winners will also be listed on the BC-CfE website.
Send or drop off the consent form and artwork to:
WHD Artwork Contest – BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Attn. Sandi Mitchell
611 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1H2
CONTACT: For additional information, please contact Sandi Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACTS ABOUT HEPATITIS C: In Canada, it is estimated that 300,000 people are living with HCV with approximately 80,000 of those living in BC. HCV is passed on when the blood from someone who has HCV gets into the bloodstream of another person. This can happen with high risk sexual practices; sharing injection equipment or getting a tattoo or piercing with unsterilized equipment.
New treatments (Direct Acting Antiviral [DAA]) are available with high cure rates (95%) in as little as 8-12 weeks and are all tablets with minimal side effects. They replace the previous HCV drugs that had many side effects.
There are many health benefits to getting treatment and curing HCV. Even people who don’t have noticeable symptoms can benefit from treatment. It can help to prevent further liver damage, liver cancer, and liver failure.