Brain Awareness Week

2020 is the 25th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week! Help us celebrate this milestone by capturing the ongoing enthusiasm for brain science worldwide in an original sticker design.

Three winners will be awarded cash prizes, and the first-place design will be the new art for our 2020 sticker, used by partners across the United States to promote the campaign.

Contest Entry Requirements

  • All images must be submitted as a high-resolution, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop file AND a jpeg created at 300 dpi or higher.
  • Stickers must be a circle or square. The winning image will be sized to fit on either a 3” circle or a 3” x 3” square.
  • Hand drawn submissions will not be considered.

Design criteria
: Sticker designs must be original work and include the URL “”. Let your creativity shine! See the bottom of the page for previous winning designs.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 31st. Entries must be submitted to Please use the email subject, “Brain Awareness Week Sticker Contest.” *To ensure your files are delivered, we recommend that you send your files as a compressed or zip file.*

Eligibility:  The contest is open to members of the public worldwide, but entrants are limited to one design per person. Employees of the Dana Foundation and their family members are not eligible to enter the contest.

Judging: The top five finalists will be selected by Dana Foundation staff in a blind review process. Designs will be judged according to creativity and overall design. The public will then vote on their favorite designs, and tallied votes will determine the top three winners.

Prizes: The first- second- and third-place winners will be awarded cash prizes of $300, $150, and $75 respectively.

Permissions:  Entrants assert that they either own or have the rights to all content used in their designs. Entrants using third-party material (i.e. material not owned by entrant) must have received explicit permission from the owner to use these materials. The burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy, publicity, or any other proprietary rights rests with the entrant. The entrant shall bear the sole liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

In addition, entrants grant the Dana Foundation royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to the images. EXAMPLE: The winning design will be used as the 2020 Brain Awareness Week printed sticker and also in some Brain Awareness Week posts on social media.


Artist: Leonor Braga
Lisbon, Portugal


Artist: Marianne Bacani
Vancouver, Canada

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