This year we have teamed up with My Discombobulated Brain to run our second Express Yourself art competition!

Submit a piece of artwork on the theme of mental health. You can be inspired by your own personal experiences, public images of mental health or even your experiences on a healthcare placement. Get creative!

The top ten pieces of artwork will be displayed at our exhibition on University Mental Health Day, Thursday 1st March 2018.

Good luck!

Student art competition

  • The artwork must be flat
  • There is no limit on size, but be aware that if your artwork is chosen for display it will be reproduced on A2 canvas.


The deadline for entries is Friday 9 February 2018

You should submit:

  • A high resolution photograph/scan of your work
  • The title and a 100 word explanation of your piece
  • Your name, year, course and contact details


Entries should be sent to You may submit more than one entry, but only one piece from each individual will be displayed.

Our judging panel

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Laura Dernie

Founder, My Discombobulated Brain

Munzir Quraishy

Student & filmmaker,

Cardiff University

Dr Jude Harrison

Trainee psychiatrist,

Cardiff University

Alex Stewart



Winners will be announced at the Express Yourself Art Exhibition on Universities Mental Health Day, Thursday 1st March from 6.30pm.

There will be a series of brief talks, an exhibition by Alex Stewart ('Why Don't You Smile More?'), followed by a  wine reception.

NCMH is funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.

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