Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Sticker Design Contest for Brain Awareness Week 2020 (March 16-22)! We received many creative designs this year demonstrating enthusiasm for the brain from around the world. Out of five finalists, first, second, and third place winners have been chosen by an online survey.

First place winner Roberta Giuglea’s design will be printed on thousands of stickers to be distributed during Brain Awareness Week 2020. Roberta is a 15-year-old freshman at the High School of Arts “Hariclea Darclee” in Braila, Romania. She currently studies plastic arts but, also fancies computer science and photography. Her teacher, Christian Gurzu, has been an active Brain Awareness Week partner for years and told her about the competition. For the design, Roberta was strategic in her chromatic choice–she is keen on artistic creation and tries to challenge her abilities and creativity. Roberta is amazed by, “[h]ow irrational the brain can make our bodies act when we’re depressed and how, when we’re dreaming, our brains can create brand new worlds out of nothingness.”

Sung Won Hur, our second place winner, is a post-doctoral scholar at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) who draws science-related art as a hobby. To him, any initiative or project that can foster interest in the brain is worth pursuing. The thing he finds most interesting about the brain is that, “[I]t is not one brain region which propels a behavior but, multiple regions of the brain working in unison to output a certain behavior.”

Third place winner Emmanuel Ghandilyan lives in Yerevan, Armenia and is a 6th-year student at Yerevan State Medical University, where he is President of the Scientific Society. His university is an active BAW Partner, where he is the organizer of BAW activities. Emmanuel has designed logos since he was very young and has created logos for various companies. He is a believer in the beauty of the brain and thinks the, “[b]rain is our everything-our identity, our life, our love.”

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest, and thank you to all who participated!


First Place Winner
Roberta Giuglea
Braila, Romania


Second Place Winner
Sung Won Hur
Los Angeles, California
United States


Third Place Winner
Emmanuel Ghandilyan
Yerevan, Armenia

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