Norfolk Art Postcard Competition

Emergence, a service user-led organisation supporting all people affected by personality disorder (PD), is proud to announce a visual art postcard competition for people living or working in Norfolk to:

· Raise awareness of PD for those isolated by PD symptoms.

· Raise awareness and deepen understanding around the issues and symptoms of personality disorder for staff, professional and the general public.

· Challenge stigma through creativity.

We are asking people who work with or identify with personality disorder, their carers, families or close friends to create a piece of art on a postcard, that we can professionally print as part of a campaign postcard.

From all the images sent, 5 finalists will be selected by a panel of service users and experts in the field of arts and health. Each selected image will be printed on a new postcard with information about PD on the reverse. As a set of 5, they will be distributed nationwide by Emergence as well as throughout the region to services, groups and the public as part of an awareness raising campaign.

Each of the 5 finalists will be fully acknowledged in their preferred name on the postcards, and will receive a framed set of the 5 selected postcards to keep.

All Information submitted will be handled under the data protection act and will not be passed onto a third party without your prior consent. All artists selected will be contacted within 10 days of the deadline.

How to enter

1. You can order a set of blank postcards which have explanatory notes on the reverse, together with a freepost addressed envelope from [email protected] or telephone 020 8233 2854.

2. Please create your Artwork on the blank side under the theme: What Personality Disorder means to me…

3. Complete the details on the reverse and return to Emergence. Deadline; 7th February 2011.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details, or additional sets of blank postcards. We want to reach as many people possible in the Norfolk region!

[email protected]