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Oncology On Canvas(SM) Launches 2010 Art Competition for Individuals Touched by Cancer
Date:11/4/2009

hers and in the process, feeling better yourself."

Among the nearly 600 people who entered the 2008 competition, the majority - 61 percent - were cancer survivors, followed by family/friends/caregivers at 30 percent, and healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, etc.) at 9 percent. In total, 26 prizes were awarded to 20 cancer charities selected by 19 winners in various categories.

"Their artwork and narratives gave us snapshots of the human spirit - the hopes and fears, the triumphs and losses in the face of challenge," said Thomas P. Sellers, NCCS President & CEO and 10-year cancer survivor. "I continue to be inspired and awed by what we receive."

Call for Entries Details

All submissions for the 2010 competition, which is open to residents of the United States and Puerto Rico who have been touched by cancer, must be postmarked by June 30, 2010. Original artwork that depicts one's cancer journey must be accompanied by a written narrative of no more than 100 words. The artwork may be submitted in one of the following media: watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, acrylic or mixed media (a combination of two or more media). There are three participant categories: person diagnosed with cancer; family member, friend or caregiver; and healthcare professional.

An independent panel of judges, which in the past has included cancer survivors, oncologists, journalists and representatives from patient advocacy groups, will select a total of 24 winners, including the overall, first-, second- and third-place winners; best of participant category winners (e.g., person diagnosed with cancer); and best of participant category winners in each art medium. Prizes consist of donations ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to cancer-related charities selected by winners. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2010. Following the competition, much of the artwork will embark on a nationwide tour o
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