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Students: Get involved in the arts competition raising awareness about disabilities

The ‘What my disability can do!’ project, run by LU Arts and the Students’ Union Disability Student Network (DSN), aims to educate and raise awareness about disabilities on campus.

This is an opportunity for students to submit an original piece of art, responding to the title ‘What my disability can do’, and promoting accessibility, inclusivity, and community themes.

The artwork can be in the following forms:

  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Drawing

This competition is open to any Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught student or Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University who identifies themselves as disabled. This includes any students from Loughborough University London.

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


  • 1st prize: £150
  • 2nd prize: £100
  • 3rd prize: £50

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

More information on the competition is available on the dedicated webpage.

To enter, please download and complete the application form. Completed application forms and your artwork should be emailed to Your artwork must be produced in portrait orientation/vertical format and submitted as a jpg.

If you need help submitting your artwork or would like to discuss any accessibility issues before you enter, please email or telephone 01509 222948 for help with this.

Applications in different formats eg audio or large print are accepted.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 16 May 2022.