Enter the BPSU and CAPSS art competition on the theme, "rare disease and me"

Help the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS) design the front covers of their next annual reports...and win a £50 Amazon eGift voucher!
BPSU | CAPSS - Explore your creative side! Art competition


The BPSU in collaboration with the CAPSS, based at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, are launching an art competition aimed at children and young people living with, or with a family member affected by, a rare condition to design the front cover of the next BPSU annual report or the CAPSS 10-year report.


Rare disease and me

How to enter

The art competition is open to any child or young person under the age of 18 living with, or has a family member affected by, a rare condition.

  • Create a piece of artwork.
  • Fill out an entry form - download below.
  • Send your artwork and completed form to:
    • Email - bpsu@rcpch.ac.uk, or
    • Post - BPSU, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH

Please ensure that any photographic submissions are clear and free of shadows. Children and young people under the age of 16 will require their parent's permission before entering the BPSU/CAPSS art competition.

Terms and conditions apply. These are in the application form.

How will the submissions be judged?

Submissions will be divided into an under 11 year old category and an 11-17 year old category.

All artwork submitted for the competition will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The judging panel will be assessing the artwork on originality, imagination and a creative interpretation of the theme.


The winner(s) will have their artwork displayed on the front and/or back cover of the BPSU’s annual report or the 10-year report of CAPSS. Your artwork will also be displayed on the BPSU website, highlighted in the BPSU's eBulletin and on social media.

The winner(s) of the art competition will be awarded a £50 Amazon eGift card.

Closing date

Monday, 17 June