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"Call for Entries: Fourth Migraine Masterpieces National Art Contest and Exhibition"
2003-02-28 until 2003-05-23
National Headache Foundation
Chicago, IL, USA United States of America

The fourth Migraine Masterpieces national art contest and exhibition challenges migraine sufferers to depict their pain through artwork illustrating the theme My Life with Migraine. Entries due by May 23. One of the biggest frustrations for those who suffer from migraines (beyond the pain, of course) is how difficult it is to explain what they are going through to friends, co-workers, family and even medical professionals. Now, artists and migraine sufferers across the country are being invited to share the experiences from their point of view.

Migraine Masterpieces is a free competition open to professional and amateur artists who are diagnosed migraine sufferers and U.S. residents. The contest encourages migraine sufferers to artistically represent their world as it is affected by migraine. Entries will communicate the significant impact migraine headaches have on their lives and the lives of those around them. Migraine Masterpieces is presented by the National Headache Foundation (NHF), through an educational grant from Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Migraine Masterpieces will recognize first, second and third place artists, along with 22 merit winners. The first prize is $4,000, second prize is $2,000, third prize is $1,000 and each merit award is $100. All top prize winners and award recipients will have their work included in the Migraine Masterpieces art exhibition in Chicago the week of July 21 and receive a certificate of excellence. The top three winners will receive round-trip airfare and accommodations to attend the opening of the art exhibit in July and will have photos of their work distributed to news media nationwide.

Winning the Migraine Masterpieces competition was a great honor, but the greatest reward was the wealth of new knowledge I left the competition with, said 2001 Migraine Masterpieces winner Tiffany Slaybaugh of Knoxville, Tennessee. Everyone I met and had the opportunity to work with at the NHF was extremely supportive and wonderful. It was enlightening and inspiring to see that so many others felt the same.

Migraine Masterpieces contest rules and entry form can be found on the National Headache Foundation Web site at www.headaches.org or by calling 1-888-NHF-5552 (M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST).

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