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Exploring New Heights

Annual Art Contest

The Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (Dallas IDA) is calling for photographs and two –dimensional-art entries from children, teens, and adults with dyslexia that portray how you have lived beyond the limits of dyslexia – “Exploring New Heights”. The contest is to raise awareness of dyslexia and its strength-related and challenge-related impacts, in coordination with Dyslexia Awareness Month in October.  

The first place winner in each category will receive a $50 gift card, and each winner’s artwork will be featured at the February Dallas IDA conference in Richardson, Texas. In addition, several other entrants will have their artwork displayed on the Dallas IDA’s website, social media, and at educational group meetings.  The Dallas IDA Board of Directors will recognize the winners at the February regional conference and the grand prize winner and parents will be invited to join us at our conference in Richardson on February 16, 2018. Submissions should be in a digital format as well the written explanation.



  • Grades 3rd to 7th
  • Grade 8th to 12th


  • 18 years and older  

Judges will be selected from Dallas Branch IDA Members who represent parents of children with dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, and professionals who work with children with dyslexia. Winners will be notified by mail and email to the parent, or if an adult, your listed email. All submissions are winners because you will provide teachers, parents and professionals in the field a visual expression of the impact of dyslexia in your life. Whatever your piece, it will provide a window into your thoughts related to dyslexia!


Entries must be received no later than 5:00pm CST, October 31, 2017.  


Entries must include:  

  1. An original photograph in a digital format or a digital representation of your art work (high-resolution JPEGs preferred). Submissions must be created or taken by the artist;
  2. A brief statement (3-5 sentences) written or recorded by the artist explaining howtheir submission relates to the theme;
  1. A completed submission and release form.


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


2017 Art Contest Guidelines

Submission Release Form

Here are some of our Expanding Possibilities competition entries from 2016.



Please enjoy viewing some of our Beyond Words competition entries from 2015.

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