Diwali 2020: Organ donation art competition

5 October 2020

To celebrate Diwali and raise awareness of organ donation, a national visual arts competition promoting organ donation is being organised by the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation Steering Group (JHOD) and NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT). 

Diwali is a festival of light and celebrated the world over by people from the Jain, Hindu and Sikh faiths. This year it will be celebrated on 14 November.

The aim of the competition is to increase awareness of the recent law change and increase registration for organ donation in the UK amongst BAME communities, and specifically those from Asian backgrounds.

This can be in art form or a video and will be open up to three age groups; primary aged children, secondary aged students and those over 18 years old.

The competition is open to anyone, regardless of whether you celebrate Diwali or not.

We are looking for artwork or videos that depict organ donation and the bright colours associated with Rangoli. Rangoli is an integral part of how Hindus and Jains celebrate Diwali. It is related to decorating your home with vivid coloured patterns and designs in a variety of ways.

Entries will need to be submitted by 30 October 2020 and winners will be notified on 10 November 2020.

More information 

Download more information about the competition and how to enter: