What My Disability Can Do!

An art project from LU Arts and LSU Disability Support Network (DSN) to raise awareness of all disabilities on campus.

Working with DSN, we have developed a competition that gives students a platform to express their talents and communicate important issues about disability.

This project aims to educate and raise awareness of all disabilities on campus. It allows students to share their artwork as well as promoting accessibility, inclusivity, and community themes.

We would like students to submit a piece of original art (illustration, painting, photography, graphic design, or drawing), responding to the title ‘What my disability can do!’.


1st prize: £150 

2nd prize: £100

3rd prize: £50 

The winner and runners-up will have their work displayed in the bus shelters on campus as well as being showcased on LU Arts’ website and LU Arts and DSN’s social media channels. Other selected entries will also be showcased online and some of these works may be printed and displayed in key buildings on campus and presented on digital screens.

The judging panel will be made up of representatives from DSN, LU Arts and the Staff Inclusivity Group. 

Who can enter?

This competition is open to any current Loughborough University student who identifies themselves as disabled or being affected by physical or invisible disabilities. This includes UG, PGT and PGR students and Loughborough University London students. 

How do I enter?

Please download and complete the application form at the bottom of this webpage. This includes more detailed information on the competition.

Completed application forms and your artwork should be emailed to luarts@lboro.ac.uk. Your artwork can be a painting, drawing, illustration, photo or graphic design. It must be produced in portrait orientation/vertical format and submitted as a jpg. If you need help submitting your artwork, then please let us know. For example, we can scan or photograph it for you. Please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk or telephone 01509 222948 for help with this.


We want this opportunity to be accessible to all students. If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues before you enter or need further support, then please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk or call 01509 222948. We will accept applications in different formats e.g. audio or large print if this is more appropriate for you.


5pm on Monday 16 May 2022