Brain Awareness Week Reception at SfN

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On Saturday, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) kicked off its annual meeting with 30,000 people registered to attend the five-day program at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC. The meeting provides one of the world’s largest forums for neuroscientists to debut research and to network with colleagues from around the world.

The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) reception was one of the first events, and it welcomed a diverse group of organizations to showcase their efforts in promoting the annual campaign to the public. President of SfN and member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, Eric Nestler welcomed attendees and encouraged them to keep creating compelling content and engaging in BAW with hopes of making it a year-round effort.

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Choose Our New Look for Brain Awareness Week 2018!

Submissions for our 2018 Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Sticker Design Contest closed last week, and we were delighted to see many of you sent in creative and beautiful designs! With such unique styles and interpretations, it was a difficult decision, but the submissions have been narrowed down to the top five. Now all we need is your help to pick our winners!

Public voting is open from November 7 to 30. To cast your vote, please visit our survey page and choose your favorite design. Then, share the link with family and friends to help support your favorite finalist! The three designs with the most votes will receive fun, brain-themed prizes.

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Only One Week Left for Sticker Design Entries

It’s the last week of October, which means it’s time to prepare for Halloween costumes and free candy—It also means there is just one week left to submit your artwork for the Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Sticker Design Contest!

The brainy challenge launched in September to ask people of all ages to create their own graphic in hopes of becoming the new BAW 2018 sticker. A great assortment of prizes are in store for the top three winners, in addition to the first place design being printed into thousands of stickers for distribution in March!

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Some prizes for top finalists shown above.

The design must include the words “Brain Awareness Week 2018,” but all other elements are left up to the artist. Entries must be emailed as both a JPEG and PDF file (minimum of 300 dpi) to bawcontest@dana.org. The deadline is Halloween, or October 31st.

Once all design submissions have been received, five finalists will be selected by Dana Foundation staff. After that, voting will be open to the public to choose the top three finalists. Contest winners will be publicly announced in mid-December.

Good luck!

Submission Deadline: Sticker Design Contest

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Want to see your art distributed on thousands of stickers for the global Brain Awareness Week (BAW) campaign? We’re calling on creatives from around the world to come up with their own design that captures the spirit of the annual campaign. BAW kicks off in March and continues to inspire people from all continents to spread awareness on brain health and the progress of neuroscience research. However, entries to the Sticker Design Contest are due at the end of this month–so there are just over three weeks left!

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New Sticker Design Contest for Brain Awareness Week

Fall is here and with it comes a brand new brainy competition for people of all ages! Whether you’re known to have a flair for creativity or simply want to try something new this season, the Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Sticker Design Contest gives everyone a shot at seeing their art become the new BAW sticker for 2018!

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