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Deadline has been extended to December 15, 2023


Formulario de Arte 2024


2023 Art Contest

Grand Prize Winner

Weaving of Intricacy

by David

9th Grade

 “I created this artwork to exemplify the complexities of dyslexia and to further explore challenges associated with it. Much like the beauty within a carefully knitted work, dyslexia encompasses many intricacies found in its careful examination. Living with dyslexia causes you to work through new pathways and weave a unique journey of reaching your goals. Although the footsteps through may seem fickle and you may be at times swept off your feet, the end result is a mosaic of perseverance.”

Category Winner: K – 5th Grade


5th Grade

This is my art piece. I made this art piece to look like the hot air ballons off and up in the sky. I made this because when I had found out I had dyslexia I though that disease something that could be cured. But I was Heart broken when I found out it was not curable. My counselor, Mom, dad, Stepdad, and even my vice princtble were all able to help me through it and get over the fact that I have dyslexia nether me or someone else can change that. So on to my art piece I drew hot air ballons because it kind of matched my persanalite of being dyslexic. I had to just let my feeling and opinion of my dyslexia just fly away just like how a hot air ballon would. That is why I made this art piece.

Category Winner: 9th – 12th Grade

Unpredictable Gifts


11th Grade

“I have lived beyond the limits of my dyslexia through the gift of creativity which brings me the greatest joy of my life! My illustration depicts how my dyslexic brain processes my thoughts and words by using a DNA strand to explain. The present/gift at the bottom is opening and a lengthy strand extends upward from the middle with four words inside the strand. The bottom part of the strand is how I first visualize words correctly, the middle part of the strand shows how my brain processes those words but flips them (dyslexia) with the top part of the strand showing how my brain then flip-flops the words back, to the correct orientation and how I visualized them originally. The four words within the strands are my gifts and describe who and what I am as a person with dyslexia and remind me daily that my dyslexia is a gift rather than a disability.”

Category Winner: Adult

My World of Words


This is a acrylic and watercolor painting of a girl suffering from dyslexia. She loves to learn new things but reading is a problem. This artwork is inspired by the problems faced by the dyslexic. With this artwork I would like to request the educational institutions to customise the learning process in accordance with the requirements of the student special needs.



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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