ICED 2020 Art Competition


The ICED 2020 Power of Connection Art Competition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the world are invited to share images of original artwork portraying the theme of ‘Connection’ for display at the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf being held in Brisbane Australia in July 2020 and on the conference website for one month before the congress.

Artwork is to be submitted through the ICED 2020 website of the student’s original piece. Suitable media include but are not limited to: painting, drawing, photography, charcoal art, computer designed imagery, a comic strip, collage, calligraphy, sculpture or mosaic.

ICED 2020 Calendar Competition:

Five artworks from each of 4 age categories will be selected by a panel of Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists to be included in an exclusive ICED 2020 18 month calendar. Calendars will be available for purchase by conference delegates. Delegates will be given the option to order the calendar prior to the conference. Due to the cost of printing, only a limited number of additional calendars will be available at the congress.

Age categories are:

  • 7 years and under
  • 8 to 11 years
  • 12 to 15 years
  • 16 to 20 years

Calendar artists will receive acknowledgement on the ICED website, 2 free copies of the calendar, a prize certificate and an Australian animal mascot toy.

To enter:

  • Create an original artwork portraying what ‘connection’ means to you
  • Photograph your artwork
  • Upload the image in PDF format with your details to the ICED 2020 Submission Portal by 30 April to

Art work will be displayed at ICED 2020 and on the website with the following identifiers:

  • Child’s first name (only)
  • Age
  • School
  • Country
  • Title of Art Work
  • Medium

Art works included in the calendar will also include the Art Work Details and winners will be contacted for permission to include their full name on the calendar.