Enter July 23rd – August 31st at RareArtist.org

The Rare Artist Program was established in 2010 to exhibit the unique gifts of individuals impacted by rare disease to tell their story through art. Now in year 13, the Rare Artist Annual Contest is focused on providing a national platform for artists to advocate for the rare disease community through visual artwork and powerful artist statements.

Contest Information:

  • Participants are required to be part of the rare disease ecosystem, meaning you or someone you know is impacted by rare disease.
  • Participants are required to have a US residency.
  • Click here for additional guidelines

How to Enter

The Contest will be open for submissions from July 23 through August 31, 2023 on the Rare Artist submission platform. All participants are required to complete an artist profile including contact information, age, and rare disease affiliation, provide an artist statement, and submit a photo of the artwork. For guidance on how to enter, please view the instructional video (provided by the program) or visit RareArtist.org.


The Rare Artist Contest awards 10 artists, including children, teens, young adults, and adults. At least one artist per age group will be awarded.

Each awardee will receive a $500 cash prize and a travel stipend to attend Rare Disease Week 2024 in Washington, D.C., where their art will be showcased on Capitol Hill at the Rare Artist Reception. Click here for more prize information.