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2023 Art Contest

Entry Form   En Espanol

How have you lived beyond the limits of dyslexia?

Do you want to spread awareness about dyslexia?


Winners will be selected for each of the following categories:

– Kindergarten to 5th grade 

 -6th grade to 8th grade

-9th grade to 12th grade

-18 years and older


Win a $50 Gift Card


Entries must include: 

1. An original artwork in a high-quality digital format, a digital representation or a scanned copy of your artwork in a high-resolution JPEG or PNG. PDF artwork images are NOT accepted. Submissions must be created by the artist;

2. A brief statement (3-5 sentences) typed in a Word or Google Doc or recorded by the artist explaining how their submission relates to the theme;

3. A completed submission and release form (see page 2). 


Works may be submitted electronically to and DM’d on Instagram @Dallas_IDA and tagged #DallasIDApic


Entries must be received no later than 5:00 pm CST, November 30, 2022.

2022 Art Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner

Category Winner: K-5th Grade

Category Winner: 6th – 8th Grade


Category Winner: 9th – 12th Grade 




2021 Art Contest Winners







Dallas Branch of the IDA Annual Art Contest

2019 Theme: Spark the Change

Congratulations to our winners!

Grand Prize Winner

“Dyslexia Doesn’t Stop Me”

by Hadley

“I LiF BeYond the limits of duslexea. you shud know odout it. the balloon represents celebration of my shthrants – penting, coolring, mathoomadiks I lrn beaon the linit becase the sciy is beaond the linit.”  

3rd-7th Grade Winner: Mary

“My drawing is about how I used to feel when I couldn’t read or write. It felt like someone had me in a choke hold and I was the enemy. I would say the most awful things to myself and I would belive ever one. . . In first grade everone was reading chapter books perfectly, and I was struggling with BoB books. . . My teachers and tutor helped spark the light to change in my brain. Ever since I have been thriving and soooooo much more and I am so grateful. Thank you, everyone, help me achieve that!”

8th-12th Grade Winner: Clara

“This is an oil painting on canvas, I chose oil painting because it’s not the easiest media. Being dyslexic everything in learning is a challenge. The picture is of a broken rope bridge. It represents my brain, the message from one side of my brain can’t go to the other. The messages in my brain have to go all the way around through the mountains, going on a much longer adventure. It allows dyslexic people to think out of the box and see things differently.”  


Dallas Branch of the IDA Annual Art Contest

2018 Theme: Pathways to Progress

Congratulations to our winners!

Grand Prize Winner:

“Missing Pieces”

by Chas

“I chose to make a chess set with some of the pieces missing in the purple side to represent learning differences, specifically dyslexia.  The analogy is having dyslexia is like playing chess with some of your pieces missing.  You can still win but have to try twice or three times as hard as your opponent.”

Chas also won the 8th -12th grade Category with his Missing Pieces submission.

Winners of the 3rd – 7th grade category:


“New World”

“The black side of the stairs in stepping down from the difficulties of dyslexia. The watercolor side of the stairs is stepping up to the new pathways of success. The middle space is being a regular kid and not having to worry about the problems that come with having dyslexia.”



“I’ve Got This”

“I am 11 years old and I have dyslexia.  My drawing is of me and my classmates taking the STAAR test, and how I am able to use the computer for my test.  Using the computer and applying all the tools that my teachers have provided has given me the confidence to take any test without so much fear. And now I know that in life with the right tools I can conquer any test.”


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